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RATINGS: 591   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 Serpentís Stout, and part brandy barreled The Angelís Share, this is our most anticipated release of the summer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (141) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2012
This one is beautiful, and it doesnít make squeal like Maxwell the pig. :biggrin: Itís a blend of bourbon barrel aged Serpent Stout and brandy barrel aged The Angelsí Share. Thereís more brandy than bourbon in both the nose and the flavor, and the alcohol is very restrained for the 12.5% abv The flavor is immensely complex with brandy, chocolate, caramel, raisin, (big) plum, fig, date, pecan, leather, tobacco, vanilla, oak, rum, cardamom, and a touch of smoke. The body is more silky than syrupy, and the carbonation is very soft and minimal. This is a perfect marriage of the two beers, and I find it a notch or two better than even Firestone Walker 15, and definitely the best (non sour) beer that Iíve tasted from Lost Abbey.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 375ml at Jerryís. Black with slender brown head, but barrel-aged / Rich, complex, nose of coffee, tobacco, chocolate, dark fruit, bourbon barrel / Full body, smooth, deep, and mellow, sweet but not cloying, with some dryness in the middle, great balance and long finish with almost no heat / Rich, deep, flavors of semisweet chocolate, tobacco, roast coffee, toffee, licorice, date, fig, coconut, and bourbon barrel/ Awesome. If the abbey brewed this, Iíd consider taking vows.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jhb (3) - Freeland, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
little head, very dark, lots of fruit and alcohol notes. A wonderful beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rich71 (9) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
very heavy beer. sweet and bitter taste. it smells lovely sweet. it is very expensive but worth the price.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Smells intense but subtle. The Angels share pops out first, full-on brandy complexity. Some sophisticated chocolate and word follows. Earthy. Bourbon. Prune. Vanilla. Brown sugar. A hint of pepper. So very complicated, and intricate. The taste is a clear blend of the two beers, Angels Share followed closely by Serpentís Stout, and finishes dry with a hint of dry semisweet fruity malty chocolate. Very smooth creamy texture. Full bodied. I think this may be the most complicated and best beer Iíve ever imbibed. I donít have words to meet it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
unclemattie (4030) - Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
375mL bottle, caged & corked. Enjoyed in a single Sinners stem glass. Black pour, light brown foam. Carob aroma, sweet malt, loads of chocolate aromas, caramel, bourbon oak barrel, charcoal, and alcohol. Already, I sense this beer is worth every penny, ($19.99 to be exact). Flavor of sweet roasted malts, burnt malt, charred sugars, dark fruits, alcohol burn, dark chocolate, raw date sugar, caramel notes, fudge, vanilla bean, roast, dark fruit bitterness. Big Boy Daddy Candy!! Can taste the barrel aging. Finishes with a good amount of heat. Overall, it carries a Sweet Stout character, only much bigger. Very very sticky texture. Oily body, heavy, super strong. Loads of residual sugars. Sweet all through the finish. A big One Hitter.
Wow, what an Aphrodisiac!
(Rating 3500!)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bule (571) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
12.7 oz bottle purchased from Beercraft. Pouts a very dark brown and sticks to the glass. Very smooth for such a strong beer. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pjaco (27) - - JAN 16, 2014
A in ny book. It has been a Lost Abbey holiday season and this has been one of the best. Out if this world taste - rich, complex, with a unique combo of brandy and bourbon aging. Price point high but worth the exoerience at 12.5 abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Poured dark brown, dark fruit, molasses, chocolate, roasted malts, little wood, little bourbon, little brandy, little vinous, lightly (perfectly)carbonated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2011
12.7oz, corked & caged bottle from south bay. cork popped out with a slight hiss and this beautiful elixir pours a murky, dark brown with a smooth, chestnut head lasting the entire glass and leaving oily legs with slivers of lace after each sip. aroma is absolutely fantastic, everything i could possibly ask for in a barrel aged masterpiece, with smooth, charred oak, bourbon, sweet toffee pralines, molasses, and brandy-soaked dark fruit notes of prune, fig, and raisin backed by subtle notes of fresh baked fudge, hazelnut, and roast espresso with just a touch of vanilla nougat. flavor is amazing as well with a beautiful interplay between the spicy, fruity nature of brandy barrels and the sweet, oakey notes from the bourbon barrels complemented by buttery toffee, molasses, dark chocolate, and sweet figs with subtle hints of vanilla icing, maple syrup, and mocha coffee on the very back end. palate is marvelously rich and smooth, full bodied, and perfectly carbonated with an elegant amount of warmth nestled in the bittersweet finish. overall, one of the finest beers iíve had to date and right up there with angelís share grand cru and veritas 004 as one of the best Lost Abbey beers out there. itís mind boggling how under-rated this is even at 4.02.

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