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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 429   ABV: 14.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For the past two years The Lost Abbey has released a winter barrel aged blended strong ale. This amazing blend of beer has focused on a marriage between Bourbon Barrel Aged Serpents Stout and Brandy Barrel Aged Angels Share. We believe its one of the most amazing barrel releases we do each fall. But in the spirit of old recordings and records I started thinking what would happen if we played this one in reverse? Would we hear the Demon himself on the record? So with that, we flipped the blend on its ears and spun it backwards. The result is a blend of Brandy Barrel Aged Serpents Stout and some Bourbon Barrel Aged Angels Share. Its still an epic struggle between good and evil, only this time we slowed it down and played it in reverse.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3577) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. One of my favorites of the lot. Dark brown/black pour with no head. Huge caramel and chocolate aromas. Creamy and smooth with luscious chocolate and caramel notes. A little thin in the body, but still outstanding overall.....


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (1835) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2017
375 mL bottle. Originally reviewed sometime in 2013. Mostly flat and very dark, but just shy of black. Leggy and viscous. Smells of lots of brandy and bourbon. Toffee and caramel. Dark roasted malts. Boozy. Tastes of strong brandy and vanilla. Chocolate comes behind it. The finish is boozy with a nice blend of sweet dark chocolate. Very boozy. The body drops off a bit. Low carbonation. Barrel aged sugar bomb. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (451) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, near black. Small bubbly head. Oily on the glass. Aromas of bourbon, caramel, raisin, light roast, light vanilla. Taste is bourbon forward. Oak and vanilla into raisin/fig. Light toffee, light chocolate, light anise. Finishes with a heavy alcohol warmth. Sweet with bourbon and raisin. Light bitter, light roast. Solid beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (3344) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this at Mickeys 30th birthday bash on November 05. 375 mL bottle. The pour is a nice light black/dark brown with a thin brown ring of head and no lace. The aroma is full of dark fruits, caramel, roasted malt, light chocolate, and a light alcohol. Its pretty good. There is a light bourbon to it, and a great sweetness. The flavor is much of the same. There is a light dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, and a good fudginess. The mouth feel is thicker and light with a brighter carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and chocolatey bourbon finish. Its surprisingly good, though its sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
October 15, 2016. Bottle.
Black with a very small tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasted with caramel, dark fruits, figs, dark chocolate, some coffee notes, bourbon, brandy and roasted oak. Taste is sweet, malty, roasted and light boozy. Finish is sweet caramel, raisins, vanilla, fudge, bourbon, bitter chocolate, hints of coffee, warming bourbon and light brandy notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth texture.
Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18842) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at Linus tasting 161015. Black beer with a small head. Malty vanilla aroma, bourbon, raisins, figs, caramel, chocolate, caramel, some cocoa. Vanilla and bourbon flavor, raisins, oak, caramel, warming alcohol, cedar notes, some chocolate. Wonderful beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4333) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle from shared box. Pours black brown with a small head. Aroma is malty fruity dark fruits oaky vinous syrup. Flavor is sooo velvety smooth balanced with dark malts barrel bitterness sweetnes. Well done indeed

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdmiralVernon (1173) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
A: Deep brown coloured with a thin brown lacing N: Toffee, coffee, bourbon, vanilla T: Vanilla, coffee, bourbon, fudge O: Very nice barrel aging! Deep and complex.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4802) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle bought through Drikkeriget. Pours viscous black with a very small mocha head that doesnt leave any trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, moist soil, bourbon alcohol and hints of brandy. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, malty and boozy. Mouthfeel is viscous oily, round, tiny astringent, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, rich dark chocolate, moist soil, roasted coconut, raisins and bourbon alcohol. Im a huge fan of Deliverance and this inverted demon really delivers. Delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (11600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Big and boozy, but also super smooth. Been sittin on this for a bit - more barrel than beer, but I aint complaining. Brandy twang and sweet sweet bourbon. Dark fruit, vanilla, oak - serpent stout still shows a little. Delicious brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (11161) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours black with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of dark grains, bourbon and chocolate with some oak supporting. Flavor is boozy with dark grains and bourbon up front supported by oak, nuts and chocolate.


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