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RATINGS: 724   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Our first release of the embodiment of good versus evil in a barrel-aged blend. Part bourbon barreled The Serpentís Stout, and part brandy barreled The Angelís Share, this is our most anticipated release of the summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a small fizzy brown head that retained as a thin covering. The nose is quite dense with a hefty maltiness dueling it out with the barrel character. Thereís a bit more brandy barrel coming thru than bourbon. Rich vanilla and charred wood with deep burnt caramel and thick roastiness. The flavor comes across as quite boozy at first sip with thick syrupy malt. The flavor is definately leaning towards the Angels Share, but the deep roastiness is a nice addition to the mix. Lots of burnt caramel and heavy dark fruits. Quite decadent in itís intensity. Full bodied and thickly syrupy with nice slightly fizzy carbonation that helps cut the heaviness well. Long lingering warmth that you can feel all the way down your throat. This is actually one of the better Lost Abbey beers that Iíve had in a while. The small bottle format is welcome on this one though, a 750 of this might be a little tough to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2011
Real dark brown; thin brown head. Very dense sweet aroma, alcohol, bourbon, raisins, oak. Hot. Big punch of heat to the throat. Thick, dense, sweet. Very ballsy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2011
Corked & caged bottle. Pours a deep dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruit, raisins, bourbon and chocolate. Very sweet and rich flavor of dark chocolate, overripe dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, bourbon/brandy, oak, and a hint of brown sugar with a nice warming alcohol finish, Excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6288) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, another one Fratto and I are at odds on, black wih no head, has a woody bourbon nose with chocolate, vanilla and more whiskey for flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6462) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 19, 2011
Almost black color with barely a tan head. Mild dark caramel, tart dark fruit, buttery, mild roast aromas. medium bodied. Decent buttery dark toffee, mildly tart dark fruit, chocolate flavors--lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle from thirdeye11. Dark pour with absolutely no head. Aroma is licorice and chocolate. Taste is crazy licorice, coffee, vanilla, and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (6032) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2011
Courtesy of Sean

On tap: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and bourbon. It pours a dark brown with a large beige head with excellent retention and lacing. The flavor chocolate, caramel, and maple syrup. The finish has light-moderate bourbon and vanilla. Medium-full bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Dark brown color with a light amount of carbonation. Aroma is dark woody malts, raisins and plums, vanilla, dark malts. Flavor is dark chocolate and vanilla with a big tingle on the tongue. Woody flavors. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours black with a thin tan head. Has a vanilla, bourbon, booze, and some brown sugar in the smell. Taste is about the same but the ABV better hidden in the taste than smell. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
375mL bottle from a while ago (summer 2010?; Iíve been slowly drinking through my Sinnerís allotment). Pours a deep, dark, cola-brown color; creamy, fine-bubbled light-tan head with modest retention and pretty damn fine lacing. Lots of alcohol present in the aroma, somewhat overshadowing the bitter chocolate, charred malts, and ash; layers of caramel and milk chocolate lurking underneath, but somewhat top-heavy with alcohol and burning. Full bodied; light carbonation; some immediate warming alcohol that doesnít quite trek into fusel land. In the mouth, the initial alcohol isnít as dominant, allowing the bitter and milk chocolate, caramel, burnt malts, and some red-fruit-centric vinous qualities to pop more overtly; the charred barrel character and spirit notes add a needed sharpness to whatís otherwise dessert; Iíve always really enjoyed this beer despite some of its rough edges; the Angelís Share seems to be the more prominent part here, or at least the most forward one. Lasting, long finish of bitter chocolate, rich caramel, and some fine toastiness.

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