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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2699) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
375mL bottle, no date from Julioís 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 Angelís Share in there, and make it tastier. Flavor is quite boozy and hot, still plenty roasty with the Serpentís 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 Serpentís as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2015
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Murky very dark brown color. No head. Vineous, raisins, sweet, dark plums in aroma. Sweet, malty, alcohol, medicinal, licorice in taste. Sweet licorice in aftertaste. Not for my taste. Stale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (11501) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2015
750ml bottle (300e of overpriced beer tasting) (Alus Celle, Riga)
Super sweet malty bourbon aroma - hot! Looks good, nice and dark, brief tight head. Sticky sweet body. No beer here, only bourbon. Well, it is drinkable as a sipper, as if it was a spirit, I guess. A sweet boozy passable thing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hohops (570) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Appearance- pours very, very dark, just about pitch black. No head at all, apart from a tan bubbly rim. Aroma- wow. Quite boozy, treacle, chocolate fudge, molasses, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla ice cream, golden syrup, melted dark chocolate, rum, leather, cherry skins, brandy, sultanas, booze-soaked prunes, Christmas pudding with brandy butter. Smells outrageous. Taste- dark chocolate, roasted malt, bitter coffee, bourbon, you can taste the apple brandy, a bit like slightly burnt fruitcake with apples in it. Smoky, leathery, burnt toast notes, syrup and treacle, chocolate fudge, sweet dark fruits. Roasty, bitter and lingering finish. Mouthfeel is syrupy and slick, but not quite as full as expected. The alcohol is very well-hidden. This is excellent, slightly let down by the lack of carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is sweet, vanilla, bourbon, brandy. Flavor is sweet, cocoa, bourbon, dark chocolate, malt, roast, alcohol. Finish is dark chocolate and alcohol. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (5458) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2015
(Bottle, 0.375 l, thanks FaPhil, 20150926) The beer poured black. Hardly any head was formed. Aroma had vineousness, booze and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, vanilla, burnt malts, wood and low bitterness. Aftertaste had excessive sweetness and low bitterness. A way too sweet and boozy brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1944) - ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2015
Dark brown beer, almost no head. Nose is milk chocolate, bourbon, oaky notes, ash, leathery notes and boozy sweetness. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, booze, bourbon, dried fruit. Finishes with tons of booze, bourbon and dried fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1834) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av sjokolade, lakris, whiskey og eik. Smak av kaffe, sjokolade, lakris, whiskey, eik og bek. VinÝs. Melkebaren.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (4597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle@RBESG2015, Copenhagen - Black pour with tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malty with some chocolate and coconut, some dark fruits, very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (8524) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma.and flavor of mat. Hops and fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4086) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2015
Pours black with a dark beige head, aroma of chocolate, ccognac, roasted coconut, caramel, wood and alcohol, flavor of chocolate, cognac, wood, brandy, coconut, medium to full bodied, Great.

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