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RATINGS: 730   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2573) - 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 (3860) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2487) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
# 1850. 375 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black with a medium sized foamy light brown head. Aroma of a brandy bourbon mixture, rich chocolate and rich malt. Taste of creamy rich chocolate, brandy, bourbon and malts. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1886) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Chocolate, bourbon, and sweet darker malts dominate the nose on this fairly black brew with a lovely tanned head. The notes are mild and loud at the same time. Once you start sipping this brew, and seriously, SIP IT, itís worth taking it slow, the flavors just come popping out all in a row. You start with a very sweet bourbony malt that transposes into a thick and robust coffee filled stout tasting brandy towards the end. The bourbon once again comes out in the finish, coating the palate, and warming the belly. This is truly some dank business right here, as it should be for $19 a bottle. Plums, coffee, toast, burnt, sweet malts, brandy, bourbon, and more all comprise into this amazing brew. Dank, yum, go find one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwr1962 (47) - Wellsburg, West Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Look at otherís ratings for a deScription- no sense in repeating it here. When I opened this one, I thought it had the strangest aroma I have encountered (out of over 800 beers). It really smells like bourbon wine (if there was such a thing). The taste is amazing- very complex and balanced. This is maybe the most interesting beer I have ever had; It caught my attention and stands out in a crowded field of really good domestic beers. Iíd really recommend trying it once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2010
375 ml bottle shared at Paulís Thanksgiving weekend bash. Poured a deep dark brown oily body that left lots of slick lacing on my CCB snifter and there was also a tiny bit of beige head that quickly faded. Aroma had lots and lots of alcohol shinning through. Notes of wood, raisin, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and lots of raosty malts throughout. The palate on this one is just plain HOT!!! Lots of alcohol comes screaming through with a chalky mouthfeel, barely any carbonation and loads of alcohol warming on the finish. Flavors of wood, bourbon, burnt toast and dry dark chocolate dominate. Very solid beer but much like the proverbial beast this one needs to be tamed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (32182) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with no head - the bottle was absolutely flat when opened. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, wood, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and woo, as well as a light note of brettanomyces, leading to a dry, alcoholic, and roasted finish. The body is thick.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4433) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Little cork and cage bottle. Thanks to Toby for sharing this treat. Pours out a brown topped with a small tan head. Aroma was over the top tons of sweetness, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, pit fruit, coffee, and brandy. Taste was good but not as good as the aroma. I could have my nose in the glass all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Very dark in color with a pancake on top. Smells strong of sweet cocoa and whiskey. Full nectar with good carbonation. A strong whiskey essence overshadows the chocolaty malt yet balancing with peach nectar and wild green apples. The finish lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2010
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy dark brown (near black) body with a spare beige head. Aroma of caramel, vinous, toffee, chocolate, raisins, vanilla, anise, and brown sugar. Flavor of vanilla, toasted coconuts, toffee, chocolate, light brandy, and caramel with a mostly flat mouthfeel and a lightly chalky finish.

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