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RATINGS: 692   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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 Serpentís Stout, and part brandy barreled The Angelís Share, this is our most anticipated release of the summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Eric. Thanks!! Pours pitch black with thin tan head that whips away immediately. Aroma is dominated by the booze. Mainly bourbon. I think the aroma comes from mostly the angels share component. Heavy mouthfeel. Flavor is rich tannic woody oak bourbon, hot alcohol notes, coffee, chocolate, and finishes with a rich dark fruit booze blend. A beautiful beer. What surprises me is the description on this site. I get mainly bourbon and angels share in this brew. Which is a bit of a conundrum if its brandy angels share and bourbon serpent stout. A fantastic brew. Thanks Eric!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Butters (3920) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Very good dark brown pour with almost no head. Big hot chocolate and huge whisky notes. Very tasty soy and roast, and a bit silky smooth. Rum raisin and fig fruit. Port. Really nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6474) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
375, corked and baled. Nearly black. Dense creamy tan head. Big bourbon and chocolate nose, intensely sweet. Lots of malt sugar knocking around. Thick, creamy, intense body...carb is not overdone at all but itís not fading into the background either. Well place. Raisins, bourbon, chocolate, brown bread, and molasses on the mid palate. Gets a little hot near the end. Dry finish. Nice effort.\\

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep, murky reddish brown body, thin ring of buff carbonation. Huge, complex nose, with an immediate flush of brandy followed by a soiree of marshmallows, molasses, caramel, dark fruits, oak, and bourbon. Body with prickly alcohol heat and lots of dry, dusty oak and vanilla, balanced by burnt sugars, roasted malts, chocolate, and toast; leathery. Harsh and uncompromising, yet also quite pleasing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle. Deep reddish black pour, almost no head. Aroma is thick and sticky like the Angelís share. It has a lot of rum, vanilla, oak (especially bourbon), sugary/syrupy sweetness, plums, schnapps, sweet liquorice, roasted coffee, figs and more wood. It has the dark, oaky and malty potent sweetness in the aroma from the Angelís Share, but the finish reveals more roasted and bitter notes from the Serpentís Stout. The aftertaste is particularly exquisite with oak, chocolate and fantasticly subtle coffee-notes blended into a mercilessly orgasmic coating of the palate. Slight alcohol burn seems to be the only downside (if at all). Absolutely staggering. It has the strengths of both the blended beers which compliment each other quite nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
bottle from Wallyís in West Los Angeles. Pours a dark thick body that sits below a small light brown head that is mostly diminishing Aroma is of dark fruits - prunes, plums, and dates and of molasses, some chocolate notes as well..... Taste is sweet all the way through with a pretty large alcoholic thrust at the end - warming sensation on the way down. Medium body, light carbonation Good beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2011
12.7oz, corked & caged bottle from south bay. cork popped out with a slight hiss and this beautiful elixir pours a murky, dark brown with a smooth, chestnut head lasting the entire glass and leaving oily legs with slivers of lace after each sip. aroma is absolutely fantastic, everything i could possibly ask for in a barrel aged masterpiece, with smooth, charred oak, bourbon, sweet toffee pralines, molasses, and brandy-soaked dark fruit notes of prune, fig, and raisin backed by subtle notes of fresh baked fudge, hazelnut, and roast espresso with just a touch of vanilla nougat. flavor is amazing as well with a beautiful interplay between the spicy, fruity nature of brandy barrels and the sweet, oakey notes from the bourbon barrels complemented by buttery toffee, molasses, dark chocolate, and sweet figs with subtle hints of vanilla icing, maple syrup, and mocha coffee on the very back end. palate is marvelously rich and smooth, full bodied, and perfectly carbonated with an elegant amount of warmth nestled in the bittersweet finish. overall, one of the finest beers iíve had to date and right up there with angelís share grand cru and veritas 004 as one of the best Lost Abbey beers out there. itís mind boggling how under-rated this is even at 4.02.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1399) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle; Pour is a dark brown with frothy tan head. Nice retention - lacing is very modest. Oaked Bourbon notes on the nose; choocolate malts are present here. Flavors are a bit subdued when you compare it to the older viscosity. Brandy, Cocoa, Caramel Malts, Oak, Spices - Dark fruits come through - It just has this slightly diluted feel - a product of combining brews, probably.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
Pours murky black with a reddish shine, of course no head at all. Aroma has lots of barrel, esp. the bourbon shines through. Prunes on the sweet side, sweet liquorice and oak. The barley wine shines through in the nose. But in the taste, the more roasted aspects of the beer come to show. Still sweet, dried fruits, but roasted malts supply some bitternes along with hops to balance out some of the sweetness. Barrel is less evident in the taste, which is good, the barrel comes out very subtle. There is a lot of burn from the alcohol, though. The after taste is very good with fresh grinded coffee beans and oak. Medium to low carbonation. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeranarchist (215) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with absolute no head. Powerful aroma: vanilla, caramel, malt, sweet liqourice, alcohol and walnut snaps. The flavour is very sweet, full-bodied, light coffee notes, a bit chocolatey and maybe some diacetyl(?). Very delicate beer with fantastic aroma and flavour, but I think suffers a little from focus on making an extreme beer with tons of flavour, instead brewing a beer a very drinkable, balanced beer with tons a flavour.

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