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RATINGS: 80   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle shared at Santa Cruz boxset tasting. Massive vanilla and milk chocolate, syrupy sweet, cinnamon, light barrel coconut, bourbon, peppery booze. Luxurious and rich and sweet. Incredible.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2856) - 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 (3771) - 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 (18834) - 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 (4324) - 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 (1028) - 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_ (4654) - 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 (10746) - 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 (10686) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (7051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2016
375ml bottle acquired via trade on BA. Shared with deyholla. Pours a deeper dark blackish brown hue, opaque body shows some brownish toasty glow on the edges. A smaller brownish head atop dies down quickly, remains as a mellow ringer with subtle lacing overall. Aromas are big and rich, caramel and cocoa meet toffee, toast and biscuits. Vanilla and a decent oak presence show bourbon spirit, wet wood and some popping apple brandy appeal. Woody, sweeter, and tangy appeal on the nose. Initial is a bit deadened by the firm barrel presence, lots of vanilla, wet wood and tannic appeal. Some gentle warmth as the sweeter malts beneath peek through the wood work. Toasty, carmelized and biscuity as lots of vanilla, tannic wood really set the pace. A splash of marshmallow, carmelized and toasty malts. Earth, nougat, a but of nuttiness. This one is a bit overbarreled but it still seems to work. The brandy presence that shows a bit more assertively on the nose ends up a bit more nondeScript back here, showing firmer big woody presence. Some lingering body helps it hold on, cola-esque appeal with jabs of dark fruit, caramel and roasty black malts. Dark fruit, vinous appeal as we get into it. Pretty complex, lots of wood, an appealing nose and pretty pour. Really fun blend here with some jabby spirit, rich wood presence.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (3275) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle poured and split. Much thanks to Tcon for the share. Congrats on writing the job too! Pours a jet black with zero head. Big oak forward, bourbon and spice aroma. Flavor is so smooth considering the heavy tag of abv. Dark fruit, smooth bourbon, a spices. Finishes on a dark fruit note that hints at the idea of being tart. Rich chocolate and bourbon. Cant go wrong. Excellent stuff.


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