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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2011
12.7oz. bottle from Justin. Release date Aug. 28, 2010. Appears to pour black, but when held to a bright light, is really reddish/brown. Head is tan. Though it dissipates fairly rapidly, gentle swirriling will maintain a moderate head. A lot of pop when opened, but no overflow. Aroma is bourbon/brandy, as it should be, with vanilla, faint dark fruit and roasted malt. Taste is bourbon/brandy through and through, with vanilla, some dark fruit and just a touch of chocolate. Body is thickish and syrupy. Finish is smooth and boozy. This is a fantastic ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2011
375ml Bottle - No apparent bottling date. Pours a dark black/brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate malt, cocoa, brown sugar, wood/barrel, caramel, toffee, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, brandy, and some heat. Taste is exactly the same; totally delicious blend of all the flavors, slight heat on the very tail end. I imagine this beer is fairly fresh, and could definitely stand to age much longer. This could easily be close to a 5 point beer with some proper age on it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2011
28-05-11 Bouteille: Noir, avec un moyen collet de mousse blanche. Au premiers aromes, on croit sentir la angel’s share, c’est a dire brandy, sirop d’érable, caramel, petits fruits. En la brassant unpeu, le bourbon fait surface, mais en puissance, en laissant également de fortes notes de chocolats. Un de ces principaux défauts est qu’elle est trop sucrée et vue la puissance du bourbon, fini par tomber sur le coeur. Mélange très complexe et très intéressant a essayer. Corps puissant avec une texture riche et crémeuse. Finale centrée sur le bourbon qui trop de place et élimine les notes plus délicates de brandy et d’érable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle thanks to bungletronics. Deep brown with a khaki head. Nose is brandy, wood, chocolate, and syrup. Great palate, chocolate, brandy, wood, molasses, great finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2011
bottle thanks to sean. poured black with a thin beige head. aroma was simply fantastic with fudge, grape, bourbon, vanilla, apple, and caramel. flavor was fudge, grape, bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, and dark roast. body was medium with low-medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle split with ewestern, thanks Eric. Aroma is sweet malts, bourbon, and oak. Notes of dark fruit, molasses, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanillia, and chocolate. Palate is chewey and thick. Flavor is sweet bringing out a hint of coffee, finishing a little dry. Damn good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
375 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head that leaves a very small amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is pretty awesome. Big bourbon, light vanilla, caramel, brandy, light leather, a bit of oak, chocolate, and a decent amount of alcohol. All the flavors come together quite nicely. The initial taste is sweet with some plum and bourbon. You also get some caramel, oak, chocolate, and brandy. The finish is pretty boozy with significant alcohol heat. Medium body. Low carbonation. Enjoyable beer. I would have rated the taste higher if there wasn’t so much alcohol too it. I’m curious if this will get much better with time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Pour is close to black but dark brown on the edges with a very small tan head. The head fades instantly and doesn’t leave much lacing at all. Aroma is extremely boozy with some hints of vanilla, darker fruits, and roasted malts. Flavor is very heavy on the alcohol in both the body and the finish. Some hints of sweet vanilla, buttered bread, and chocolate, but its mostly just bourbon. Very thick and viscous mouth-feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3077) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours out almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of sweet chocolate, bourbon, oak and raisin. Taste is complex with a nice silky smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate, oak, bourbon, fig, raisin, earth and the finish rounds off with a slight alcohol burn. Once again a top notch brew from Lost Abbey.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Small dark tan head, fades quickly dark dark brown nearly black with choc edges... Dark fruits and bourbon, some vanilla, choc, licorice, choc comes out as it warms... Intense though a bit muddled, semi sweet, some dark fruits, bourbon, light vanilla, and chocolate... Lively, full bodied, some alc though not overly present, a little creamy... WOW, loads of flavor, loads of aroma, intense...


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