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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Our first release of the embodiment of good versus evil in a barrel-aged blend. Part bourbon barreled The Serpent’s Stout, and part brandy barreled The Angel’s Share, this is our most anticipated release of the summer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Epic black pour with a thin off white ring. The aroma is massive oaky vanilla, caramel, toffee, chocolate, raisin, fig, date, and booze. The flavor holds a nice blend of tannic oak, vanilla, booze, coffee, cocoa nib, and dark fruits. The palate is thick, rich, and viscous with low carbonation and an oily finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2011
This was interesting. More carbonated than the barrel aged beers I paid for as a sinner and saint, so that was pleasant. The bourbon was still overly dominant. I honestly couldn’t taste or smell more than cocoanut and biscuit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1375) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle. Corks pops off with a nice little pop, hoping this one is carbonated. Poured into a duvel tulip glass a dark brown almost black color wih a slight tan head. Nice aroma of bourbon in the nose, I really don’t get the brandy at all but that’s ok. Vanilla, dark roast, chocolate, and booze rounds out the rest of the nose. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Very rich flavors! A mix of lots of flavors; dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, booze, and black licorice in the flavors. Really nice. A sipper for sure. Alcohol warms the body whole drinkin this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle... Poured deep brown with a tan head. Very nice! Sherry and wine-like. Big boozy and lots of roast, barley grains, vanilla with a whiskey character sneaking in. Creamy, subtle palate with a sugary finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2011
375ml bottle courtesy of Tim and Rachel. Very boozy, brandy aroma, very sweet, dark fruits, grapes, plums, prunes, the alcohol is present on the nose but not as much on in the taste. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1665) - Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2011
12.7 oz. bottle- Pour almost pitch black with a nice soapy mocha head (what’s with all the reviews of a flat or no head beer, I did not get that at all, this beer had a thin yet remaining head until the last drop) , aroma is chocolate, suprisingly, and some sweet impy stout sugars. The flavor is chocolatey with a bite, If I didn’t know better I’d think this was a chocolate beer, the barleywine doesn’t really show itself (I guess those evil serpent bitches have won this time). There is a nutty character to it as well. A sipper for sure, but very well crafted. 15 minutes later- Wait, the angels have arrived, i taste strong notes of a very strong barleywine, replaced from chocolate, in fact I don’t even taste chocolate anymore, weird. I guess good has triumphed over evil once again. (seriously this tastes totally different than when I first opened it, I do think there was a battle going on in this bottle?)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2011
375 ml bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 finger thick tan head. Yeah, we have carbonation. Very light lacing. Aroma is quite vinous with oak/bourbon and dark esters. Flavor is chocolate, light vanilla, esters, and oak. Quite nice. Medium to full body. Just a touch too hot for me. Still, a very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2011
black pour. small khaki head. huge tobacco, sugar, milky caramel, alcohol in the finish..predictable and cloying..flavor of big licorice, tobacco, raisin, molasses, sweet bourbon. milky goodness. seems to slightly (and thankfully) separate itself from other big blends/stouts at such abv. creamy, dense mouthfeel. soft and nicely carbonated

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
375ml bottle, thanks Nickls. Small tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, cocoa, Bourbon/Brandy. Taste is sweet, cocoa, some Brandy, light caramel. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Nickls, thank you sir! Hazy reddish brown, scant edge head. Aroma of port wine and Hersey’s syrup. Taste is dark milk chocolate and balsamic vinegar in a combination that somehow works, kind of like the chocolate and chilli in a nice Mexican mole sauce. Nice stuff.


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