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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Even better than I expected. A perfect bourbon, cognac, cherry imperial stout. Perfect level of carbonation that keeps it from tasting too sweet. Best to drink it in small sips that you let play on your tongue. Great beer.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hedenberg (28) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
2013 bottle. Black with a almost no head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, raisin, roasted malt. Pretty sweet taste with raisin, fudge, chocolate, vanilla and some alcohol. Sticky texture. Almost no carbonation. Long finish. Awesome beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1108) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
(375ml bottle shared @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Apr 5 2016) Pours pitch black with a tiny whitish ring of bubbles. Aroma is driven by the bourbon barrel with vanilla and coconut, molasses, dark fruit, a touch vinous, some wood. On the palate, bourbon and brandy in more balance, again molasses core with chocolate, very light roast, dark fruits, vinous brandy notes, oaky vanilla, bourbon and fortified wine. Finish fairly sweet but dried by alcohol, persistent brandy notes, wood and soft roast. Medium bodied, touch thinner than expected, nearly zero carbonation. Pleased the bourbon wasn’t as overpowering as the first smell hinted, more was buried beneath and the flavour was a much more integrated experience.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Fantastic beer. Draft at the Stone Pour it Black Event. Good stuff coming out of this. Wasn’t sure what to expect.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3482) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle share dark pitted fruit and roasty. Smooth and tasty laugh a little abv burn at the end

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (3589) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from Chris, 2004 vintage. Aroma wraps up the ABV, fruity essence, dark pit fruit, oily slick body. Quad? Delicious? Yea!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5720) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2016
375 ml bottle. Pitch black body with a dense beige head. Nice, strong aroma of dark malt, molasses, caramel, dry fruit and warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet, dark, medium roasted malt, caramel, dry fruit, spices, moderate bitterness and warming alcohol. Full bodied and long lasting nice aftertaste. A really balanced beer with strong flavors that seems to be incredible integrated with each other. Nothing really stands out, even the alcohol is pretty well hidden, at the same thing nothing seems to be missing here. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroadestTom (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Aroma caramel, roasty, alcohol, vanilla, woody, licorice, Appearance black, minimal head, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate medium body, thin feel, Overall this was a vintage 2014 bottle that has mellowed very nice. The 12.5% is there but very easy to drink. It’s on the lines of a wine. Lots of wood in the taste. It’s a perfect beer for sipping on a cold winter’s night. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (914) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
Flaska inköpt på alehouse riga 2014. Svartbrun kulör. Nästan inget skum. Krafull doft. Knäck, russin, burboun och vanilj. I smak mörk choklad, fat, knäck, torkad frukt, portvin och vanilj. Värmande alkohol och fin munkänsla. Otroligt komplex

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senka (1038) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 14, 2015
375cl, thanks FaPhil, 20150926 Looks like black motor oil. Ashy burn aroma. Dry yet sugary and sweet. Very curious combination. Malty, strong and enjoyable to the last drop. Aroma is what sticks for a long time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maddog (502) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2015
2.5 year old bottle bought at the brewery. Huge, complex with a lot going on. Pours a thick, viscous, headless jet black. Aromas are bourbon, vanilla and some chocolate. Flavors include the same as well as subtle brandy, oak, roasted malts, and dark roasted coffee. Big and boozy.


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