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RATINGS: 1032   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 438   ABV: 14.6%
Samael is the prince of demons, the angel of death, accuser and destroyer. Filled with enmity towards man, he planted the vine, the forbidden tree of paradise. Behold his venom and vengeance, both sweet and tempting, enticing you, his spellbound victim, within his wings.

Samael’s Ale is a super-caramelly, oak aged English-style strong ale. Perhaps the least hoppy (sacrilege here at Avery!!) beer we’ve brewed, to accentuate the malt. The oak is very apparent in this rich and high gravity ale, adding additional depth and complexity with a woody and cask-like nose and a pronounced vanilla flavor on the palate.

This potent ale is the second installment, along with The Beast, of our “Demons of Ale Series”.

Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, turbinado sugar, hops, yeast, and American oak chips.

2011 - 15.53%
2014 - 14.2%
2015 - 14.6%

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kaser (6480) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2018
Reddish pour from 12oz bottle at home. White head. Boozy but solid. Carmel and malts, sugar and dank fruit. One is enough

thorongil2 (3776) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2018
(Tap) clear, bright orange amber colour with a small cream head; aroma of jam, fruit candy; sweet and tart flavour with a long, light bitter finish; somewhat oily palate

Sledutah (8151) - Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2018
12oz bottle picked up at Discount Liquor
Pours cloudy amber with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma of oak, brown sugar and leather. Flavor of dark fruit, barrels, brown sugar, leather and licorice
Very nice

Ferris (18210) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle - Sweet caramel and some booze. Clearish copper with almost no head. Sweet raisin and nice caramel. Heat on the throat.

beerplace (2504) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2017
A pour from the bottle on Black Christmas V. Pours a bit hazy gold3n with no head. Aroma is supersweet and fruity. Simular taste. Good.

AndyW68 (1705) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2017
Opaque brown with a tint of orange and minimal to.no head. Aroma is sweet raisin, wood and malt. Taste is overwhelming sweet at the start. Then alcohol and wood. Sweet, even for a barley wine. Does not have a smooth transition to the alcohol burn, and less stickiness than I would expect. Not bad, just not exceptional.

DiarmaidBHK (6260) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Taster at McLadden’s Northampton. Pours brown with no head. Doesn’t leave any lacing in the glass. Notes malt and wood on the nose. Lots of sweetness on the tongue. A bit of an alcohol burn on the finish. Not exactly my favorite style and this beer does nothing to change my mind.

Zymurgeist2 (2504) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City. This was just over the top cloying on the flavor. Massive alcohol.

TimE (6483) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2017
2007 version in 2017. Deep reddish color. Big cherry, oak, slightly sour, vanilla, burnt raisins, brown sugar in the nose. Low alcohol brown sugar, some oxidization, burnt raisins, oak. Full body. Super intense. Really nice stuff.

stevoj (6209) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle from Bin 22. OMG! This really hit the spot right now. Tastes perfect. Medium to dark amber, small white fading head. Nice sweet malty aroma, very welcoming, caramel, toffee. Taste too favors sweet malts, some woody notes, caramel. Doesn’t present itself as boozy, but its apparent. Smooth, but ass-kicking. Good night.

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