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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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 Serpent’s Stout, and part brandy barreled The Angel’s Share, this is our most anticipated release of the summer.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Very similar to Angels Share which makes sense since it is a blend that includes the great ale. Pours black with a thin head that is basically non-existent. Great on the nose. Tastes of bourbon, brandy, fruit, malt, caramel. A bit sweeter than AS. Overall a great ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 25, 2010
pours black and is almost flat. reminded me a lot of the angel’s share, but with a lot more chocolate flavor. booze and berry is strong, gets much more dry and whiskey like the warmer it gets. the sweet fruit is gone by the time i get to the last 3rd. lot of barrel vanilla and wood. too hot in the finish. more carb would be nice also.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2010
500 ml bottle. Deep dark brown with a small light tan head. Huge aroma that is very boozy with bourbon, oak and port wine, also lots of caramel, toffee and vanilla. The flavor is more warming boozy bourbon and wine with smooth sweet malt and some light roasty bitterness. Full body with mild carbonation and a long dry, warming finish. Outstanding beer, very complex, flavorful and rich but still very drinkable. The aroma of this this was about as good as I could imagine a beer smelling.

4.4
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.6
   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 Julio’s 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 Angel’s Share in there, and make it tastier. Flavor is quite boozy and hot, still plenty roasty with the Serpent’s 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 Serpent’s as well.

4.2
   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.

4.7
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2891) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11560) - 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).


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