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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with very thin beige colored head. The aroma is caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, raisins, dark fruits, and a bit of brown sugar. There is a lot of alcohol in the flavor from the bourbon but nothing that is too aggressive or distracting. The palette is attacked by vanilla, dark fruit, wood and cocoa flavors. There is a sweetness from the brandy that I love. This beer presents such a balance between the two base beers itís awesome. I need to snag another bottle of this and cellar it for a bit and see how it matures because I can only see this beer getting better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle pours purplish-brown with small tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma very nice combination of dark fruits, raisins and chocolate with a little bourbon. Taste dark fruits, chocolate, toffee and bourbon. Palate thick and surprisingly carbonated. Finish bourbon and slight hops. Alcohol very apparent. I really enjoyed this but some will find it too boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fred82 (2123) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
12oz bottle thanks to Sean9689
Appearance : Pitch black with a small head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Rich and syrupy. Note soft licorice and spices. Nice light oxidation. Notes of roasted malt, raisins and chocolate. Very complex.
Taste : Nice raisins and roasted mat. Notes of licorice and chocolate. Finish has notes of dry dark chocolate. Very nice finish. Soft carbonation. Light oxidation notes.
Overall : Very nice stuff. Very complex. Nice presence of light oxidation. Great dark chocolate on the finish. I think itís a nice blend. You get the syrupy sweetness of the Angelís share balanced by the dry chocolate and roasted malt of the Serpent Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2011 Big thanks to my (cool) aunt Ann for this one. Thank GOD this thing opened with a bit of a pop - Iím so sick of flat beers from Lost Abbey. Pours a deep, dark brown - black in the glass - with a tan head. Ooooh - they may have redeemed themselves with this one. Tons on the nose - brown sugar, booze-soaked dark fruits, some chocolate, molasses, ginger (something like a molasses cookie), a bit of vanilla and oak, and burnt caramel. Seriously complex, and the blend of Serpentís and Angelís is working beautifully. Itís boozy, for sure, but the flavor is pretty nice - roast counters dark brown sugar, and alcohol thins out the molasses quality. It has quite a bit going for it, but the more sips I take, the more I realize itís just simply too boozy. Again - Iím astounded that Tomme finally got his act together and bottled something with a bit of carbonation - but youíd better be ready for this one, ícause itíll kick you in the ass. Hard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Black as oil. No head, looks like motor oil poured in my glass. Smells of molasses, pepper, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon. Tastes of sweet vanilla and chocolate-y blend of spiced molasses. Coats the mouth with a nice velvety chocolate mixed with a burn of alcohol. This beer is pretty damn good. If I wouldnít get too tanked I could drink it all night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1520) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Another dandy from, "hannont". Colour... very dark brown with no head. Nose... burnt sugar, Bourbon and turbinado. Palate... frothy, sweet and very boozy with dark brown sugar, sticky toffee pudding, Christmas cake, vanillin, molasses and waves of Bourbon on the ultra sweet/cloying finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2609) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle with monster huge stupid thanks to gorditoabd... You win! Anyhow, anticipation had been building and the moment is here. Itís dark brown, although not quite as thick as I had thought. Totally opaque, very little head, but there are signs of carbonation. First approach of the nose almost has me convinced to not drink this... maybe pour it on my pillow or something for some longer term enjoyment. Lots of dark sugars and stickiness. Iím not sure where to even begin or end on describing the nose, so Iíll just throw up a lousy attempt: Brown sugar, prunes and raisins, toffee. Flavor is spectacular as well... the booze is just plain obvious and leaves a wonderful burn throughout the whole experience. Sticky and dark sweetness covers it up a bit as does a little bit of oak, but the whole experience is like a though experience of what would happen if you mixed brown sugar, toffee, chocolate, some dried dark fruits and bourbon... lots of bourbon... and then sat there sipping on it. Spectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Sugary sweet and chocolate nose, lots of bourbon. Taste is very sweet, lots o f bourbon, lots of chocolate, some molasses, light coffee and dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2011
375ml bottle pours an oily, lightly opaque black with zero head. Nose is vanilla, malty, nutty. Flavor is the same, sweet, brown sugar, some vanilla, nuts, oak. Finish is smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
8 ounce sample on tap at Public House in SF for SFBeerWeek. The aroma on this is fantastic. Chocolate roasted notes with a nice vanilla bourbony sweetness. The sweetness is really nice, and not overly cloying. This is totally quaffable, and the Angels Share aromatic qualities overpower the Stout, which is good. Virtually opaque black body with a small light brown head. Starts with a good deal of roasted, burnt chocolate notes. Very roasted caramel/toffee sweetness present in the middle. Decent bourbon hints, but this does have a very warming, almost boozy finish that is dry. Very roasted, and a little burnt as this goes on. The mouthfeel is a little too thin towards the end.

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