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RATINGS: 738   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Pours dark brown with brown head. Aroma dominated by alcohol. Flavors of brown sugar, toffee, molasses, caramel, licorice, and booze. Each sip seemed to bring something new to the taste buds and it improved as it sat in my tulip glass. The sweetness lingered on the palate long after swallowing. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2010
375ml Bottle: Sweet aroma of roasted malt, tobacco, oak, caramel, light coffee, tar, light chocolate, Bourbon, vanilla, slight coconut, and a hint of alcohol. Poured pitch black in color with a tiny brown head that disappeared quickly, except for around the edges. Slightly sparkling. Opaque. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of roasted malt, Bourbon, light oak, light tar, light chocolate, tobacco, vanilla, and slight coconut. Medium to full body. Viscous, slick, then lightly dry texture. Zero to little carbonation. Finish matches the aroma and flavor, and is slightly dry. 12.5%ABV is slightly present in the nose, but not in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
375mL bottle, no date from Julioís for $17.99 or so. Hazy deep mahogany with a 1/2 finger tan head, creamy and fading to a thick ring rather quickly. A small head does rouse, but still fades quickly. Quite a bit of roast and chocolate in the nose up front with lots of woody bourbon--more bourbon than the brandy near as I can tell. There is some sweet moist tobacco leaves and rich caramel notes from the Angelís Share in there, and make it tastier. Flavor is quite boozy and hot, still plenty roasty with the Serpentís Stout shining through more so than the AS. Not as much caramel or tobacco notes, as the peppery roast and light burntness dominate. Woody hot boozy dry finish, bitterness at a 3 and ashy. Low carbonation with a full body. Good, but I prefer AS. If not for the booze I might prefer it to BA Serpentís as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Pours a dark brown almost black with a tan head. Aroma of light bourbon, chocolate, sweet malts, molasses, caramel and some oak. Flavor of the same. Really complex and hard to even put in words. Super malt, sweet and rich.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Poured from a 375ml bottle at Lost Abbey. Pours dark brown with little head. The aroma is amazing...tons of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel. Taste is sweet, bourbon, caramel. This is an incredible beer. I need to get more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2812) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Dark brown/black pour dark tan head not much carbonation when the cork was popped ... bourbon vanilla/chocolate aroma ... taste of caramel malt, mostly bourbon barrel and light roasted malts, vanilla and light chocolate .... lots of lingering warming bourbon/brandy oak in the finish .... an outstanding brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11075) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
375ml bottle. Poured a dark and deep brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of vanilla, wood, brown sugar, bourbon, chocolate, and roast. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, roast, chocolate, and dark fruitiness. Smooth with lighter alcohol in the finish (but overall well hidden).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3601) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
375 ml bottle. Pours an opaque deep brown, definitely not black, with a thin light brown head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of caramel, vanilla, bourbon, oak, dates, and malt. The flavor follows the aroma very well with the same attributes. A bit boozy at the finish with some mild-moderate alcohol warmth and a bit of alcohol flavor creeping in as swell. Overall, an enjoyable beer to sip slowly on a cold winterís night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2010
The corkís removal is marked by a faint hiss. Silver smoke wafts out of the bottle as a delicate vanilla aroma sweetens the air. The body of this beers appears like a tiger eye stone in my glass save for the faint rim of bubbles that passes for a head. Upon swirling, my glass is instantly coated brown by the viscous body. The nose unfolds to reveal layers of vanilla extract, bitter baking chocolate, isopropyl rubbing alcohol, charred driftwood, medjool dates, and wet leaves. The taste is nearly identical, however the mouthfeel proves to be thinner than I expected and there is a noticeable alcoholic bite on the finish. In the end I am left feeling slightly unpleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4059) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
375ml bottle from Lone Hill Liquors in Glendora, CA. Pours very dark brown with a lasting one finger tan head. The aroma is great - a little boozy but with great roast, chocolate, molasses, bourbon, brandy, wood, and toffee. The flavor though is booze city. Way too intense for 12.5% ABV. I feel drunker with the first sip. Behind that, Older Vis an Angels Share assert themselves. Caramel, toffee, roast, dark chocolate, bourbon, and brandy. Boozy as hell on the mouthfeel with fairly full body and lower carbonation. Could be a great beer with some age on it, but right now itís hot as hell. Tasty though behing the heat.

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