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RATINGS: 648   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2695) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1221) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
’11 bottle in late ’14. Slightly murky dark brown black. Nose of dried dark fruits, light vanilla, some chocolate, and sweet booze. Fairly rich flavors, but flat lacking carbonation...a common complaint for me for BA Lost Abbey stuff. Flavors or sweet dried fig, chocolate, sweeter dark malts, light booze.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2337) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2013. Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours deep rich brown with a fizzy, bubbly tan head. Smells like strong astringent alcohol, raisin, earthy, woody, very light ash and tobacco. Tastes like alcohol, raisin, chocolate syrup, and ash. Light/medium body and very low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinVanBeer (113) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Big notes of chocolate, prunes, bourbon, oak. Pitch black pour. Thick sticky lacing. Heavy stick mouthfeel. Raisins, oaky, sweet brandy, caramel, vanilla. Very intriguing, very delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiarasummer (11) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Definite sipper. Minimal bourbon and a nice chocolate/cocoa dryness at the end of the finish. Heavy but not overwhelming and definitely not overly sweet nor syrupy. Somewhat creamy in the middle. Great beer and I’m quite curious to see how it tastes a few years from now.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1940) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap at Pizza Port Ocean Beach. Pours jet black with. Thin tan head. Aroma is dark fruits and roasted barley. Really amazing slightly tart. Holy cow. Amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westchesterco (1064) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown color with a slight head it has an aroma of bourbon and it has the taste of licorice and it is a thick syrupy texture

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1947) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
375 ml bottle. 2011 vintage. Pours almost black with no head. Initial sour vinous aroma with notes of chocolate and oak. Flavors of rich oily chocolate, light bourbon, heavily roasted malts and vanilla. Hot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Black, no head. Distinct bourbon/vanilla aroma. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Bourbon, chocolate, woodm caramel and pears. Warming finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1335) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 8, 2014
darl dark brown, no head. Plenty of raisins, brandy, molasses, cocoa in the aroma. Velvety mouthfeel, low carbonation. Excellent balance between sweetness and all the components, brandy like finish. Good stuff

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (721) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle @ Voldby. Almost pitch black pour with some tan lacings. Heavy bourbon, vanilla, boozy, some chocolate, toasty. Slow sipper.


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