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RATINGS: 710   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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.


ACHops' rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (960) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap @ Bottleworks. Pours dark brown with a reddish tint. Thin creamy mocha head that laces well. Aroma is big syrupy sweet and boozy. Notes of brandy, port, licorice - no stout to speak of so far. Taste is similar though the boozy barrel aged flavors are mostly up front balanced by rich chocolate malts on the back. Perfect balance in the finish. Opens as it warms, oak, leather, earthy notes are present. Clearly strong but you don’t notice the 12.5%. Pretty much what you’d expect from blending Serpents Stout and Angels Share, with the best qualities of both. Outstanding. Bonus points for the 6oz pour, you don’t need much more than that.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (2331) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015

Lukt: Lakris, mørk sjokolade, whiskey og noe alkohol.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Fløyelsmyk lakris, sjokolade, noe skarp avslutning og en alkovarmer.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Melkebaren, Sandnes.
Medium: Flaske@375ml, ABV@12,5%, Når@04.08.2015

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (586) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
37,5cl bottle.at home. Pitch black, thick ale topped by just some foamy, brown bubbles. Incredibly rich and complex nose with big bourbon and brandy tones coming through, vanilla, honey, roasted malty coffee and milky chocolate, sweet and dried fruits like figs and raisins. Taste is rich on the mentioned aroma notes, with a sticky mouthfeel completely covering the palate for minutes; lightly bitter, lightly sour too. Great balance, big alcoholic warmth. Big body, low carbonation. Incredibly well executed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4613) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Black color with a small head. Very boozy aroma. Heavy bourbon, hints of marshamallow sweetness. Sweet vanilla flavor, but very dry and oaky. Alcohol is pretty hot. Light roast and coffee. Full body.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
From bottle. Wonderful bourbon aromas, figs, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, and pleasant soy sauce. Dark black opaque with thin tan head. Chewy body with medium carbonation. Starts rich with bourbon, chocolate, molasses, and toasted grain. Vanilla and figs. Alcohol warming. Rich and mellow bourbon finish with lingering sweet after. Powerful but not cloying. Nice ale.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2483) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2015
The barrel qualities are somewhat muted but the malt qualities are just over the top. This beer is so rich, luxuriant & smooth. Perfectly balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (313) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle shared by Brian...thanks buddy. Black pour with almost no head. Aroma is mostly the brandy barrel. Taste is a little boozy but nice finish. Really good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2903) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Black pour, as almost everything at ZEBF. Deliciously rich aroma of vanilla bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Taste is thick and full, with bourbon vanilla, some boozy grape, coffee, cacao and oak. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1773) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
This one was a good surprise. Better as expected. But ofcourse the beer is a blend of 2 very nice brews.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (706) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
Great blend. Wood, bourbon, and a great strong malt sirup taste. Warm alcohol finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - JUN 18, 2015
Small bottle like a wine bottle split. Big caramel and sweet chocolate aroma. Taste very rich molasses and some chocolate. Mostly caramel and molasses. Flavor slightly sweet and complex. Finishes very malty with probes and some mellow coffee.


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