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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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 Serpent’s Stout, and part brandy barreled The Angel’s Share, this is our most anticipated release of the summer.

BVukelich's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Part of a special "barrel" week at The Beer Junction. $4.00 for a 4oz pour, listed as 12.5% ABV. Deep, rich brown color. Sweet aroma, like maple syrup. Flavor was potent! Alcohol in your face. It was a total palate wrecker. Viscosity was thin-syrupy, low carbonation. Sweet aftertaste. There were particles of something left in the glass. Not sure if it was from the beer or the draft line. No lace left. This was part of a 4 beer sampler (all barrel aged) and I would say it came in 4th but that is because they were all pretty dang good. Definitely not bad and worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2297) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte. Dark brown colour, beige foam. Sweet nose of brandy, vanilla, caramel, dried fruit. Also roasty bitter and hoppy finish. Good brew but alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1857) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
Corked 37.5 cl @ home. Pours black with no head. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit, bourbon, and vanilla - with a roasted and slightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (4500) - 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 (11818) - 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 (605) - 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 (1905) - 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 (5614) - 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 (2039) - 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 (1900) - 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. Vinøs. Melkebaren.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (5043) - 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.

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