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RATINGS: 624   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 Serpent’s Stout, and part brandy barreled The Angel’s Share, this is our most anticipated release of the summer.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1435) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Vintage 2011.
Appearance: The body is a nice pitch black with no head, rather a very thin and clean brown ring.
Aroma: The aroma is strong of oak with brandy and bourbon, on a second smell I pick up some chocolate and dark fruit notes. This is complex and begs to be dissected.
Taste: Whoa this is very complex, right away the fruits and thick syrupy chocolate intertwine while some brandy is noted, though mostly on the finish. The mid-taste is malty with only light hints of oak near the finish, with a mild burn of alcohol on the finish.
Palate: Thick and syrupy with just a light tingle.
Overall: This is an excellent sipping beer that has amazing complexity to it that begs to be drank slow. This is similar to sipping a fine cognac, enjoy slowly.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kathouse (998) - Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Don’t know why I haven’t had this sooner. Pours black with only a wisp of bubbles around the edge. Delicious bourbon nose, toffee, dark fruits, and oak. Body is thick and surprisingly smooth. Stout flavors meld well with the barrel aging. Very very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VictorStr (1268) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
Väldigt kraftig och komplex arom. Mörk frukt, kanske lite russin. Väldigt fyllig kropp.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (567) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Opaque hue with fizzy brown hue that held a ring. Aroma is coffee, cola, vanilla, toffee, plums, caramel, raisins, ethanol. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a nice astringent bitterness in the following and an ethanol finish. Overall this is a really nice brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (314) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle vintage 2014. Pours almost pitch black with a reddish edge, and an oily, brownish head. Aroma has huge bourbon, gun powder, licorice, caramel, port wine, chocolate, syrup, dried fruits and much more. Taste is pretty boozy and bourbon up front. Nice roast, nice caramel, lots of dark, dried fruits. ends off with sweet licorice and rhum-like sweetness. Fat, full body, and a fairly low carbonation. This is a treat!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3255) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
(Backlog). Bottle. Dark pour with no head. Barrel, bourbon and brandy, some darker malt tone aromas. Flavors include the barrels, some dark malts and a good bit of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (533) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2014
Negro opaco con espuma beige escasa. aromas de maíz, bourbon, manzana dulce, licor, chocolate y tostados. Cuerpo denso con inicio dulce y licoroso con final de amargor moderado, seco de madera y duradero. Excelente.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Binnys. Poured black and keeps a tan ring. Aroma of sweet vanilla charred wood smoke. Light carb med thick bod. Light soapy burnt taste with vanilla bourbon. Not getting any brandy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (1273) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
This is a huge beer. Pours very dark brown, opaque, with not head and minimal lacing. Nose is brown sugar, brandy and bourbon. Flavours of vanilla, espresso maybe some licorice, leather, bourbon and brandy. Taste is heavy/medium sweet, and medium/high bitterness. Fully sticky and oily body with an acidic bit to the finish that makes it feel quite dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (256) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a very dark brown. Aroma of bourbon and brandy. Some vanilla, dark fruits. Taste is the same with some hints of coffee and some hop bitterness but not really. Medium full body. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gvmdw7 (187) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Poured pitch black with no head or carbonation. Smells of coffee, vanilla, cinnamon and alcohol. Tasted the same, a bit of raisins, creamy but harsh finish.


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