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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our first release of the embodiment of good versus evil in a barrel-aged blend. Part bourbon barreled The Serpents Stout, and part brandy barreled The Angels Share, this is our most anticipated release of the summer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (595) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Somehow the bourbon & brandy were put into check by the other additives. Its rather impressive. Aging sometimes takes so much away from a beer & sometimes it truly makes a beer. My friends this was done just right. It was a wonderful experience.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Pint on tap. Opaque black with a medium but brief tan head. Aroma of dried pit fruit and bourbon. Flavor is heavy on the bourbon barrel, brandy and prune and rasin, some booze heat (but that is expected at this strength) and more subtle flavors of roasted malt and molasses. Initially quite overwhelming, but improves as it warms, making a very enjoyable, flavorful, and balanced strong ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nitrogenx (1) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012 does not count
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, alcohol, bourbon Appearance: brown w/ red edges, minimal tan head Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, some bourbon, chocolate, caramel, but mostly solvent Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, astringent Overall: Too boozy, even for 12.5%. Solvent taste prevalent. Better as it warms, but still cannot recommend. May improve with time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7616) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Shared at 375ml bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy brown color, with an off-white head. Aroma was brandy barrel, with notes of dark, dried fruits (raisin, plum). Alcohol is present, so good thing I only had a little bit. A bit boozy.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
_angst_ (4654) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle bought through Brill & Co. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head that quickly dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is rich, sweet and very tiny sour with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, bourbon, wood, alcohol, chocolate and hints of freshly cut grass. Taste is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, liquorice fudge, vanilla, wood, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol, dark honey, coffee and hints of orange zest and pine. Mouthfeel is intense, smooth, slightly boozy, velvety and full bodied. Finish is sweet with roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, wood and bourbon. Incredible beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
bottle courtesy of and shared with _angst_ Brune/cuivre, col lger moka, huileux sur le verre. Arme est divin, comment dcrire tout cela, note de bourbon et brandy sont vraiment l o il faut. Reste poudreux, note de chocolat, caramel et vanille sur un puissant ct de barrique. En bouche, bourbon et brandy sont une pure joie orgasmique pour le palais, le tout est rchauffant, soyeux et crmeux, avec des notes de caf, caramel, chocolat, moka, vanille le tout formant un lixir divin. Difficile de dposer le verre, le tout se dguste pendant de longues heures. Vraiment un pur bonheur.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9672) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Draught Shortlived, small head; intense red-brown, near black beer. Punch-in-the-face liqueurish spirit nose with Bourbon, whisky, brandy. Further raisins, raisins on alcohol and mandarines. Sweet, alcoholic, tad lactic like double cream, vanilla, maltbitter (chocolate). Fiery in the finish, thick and ultimately viscous. Hot alcoholthroatburn. This is... brutal. And totally good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle pours black thin head. Smells tastes of bourbon wood caramel booze some soy sauce dark fruit. Not bad kind of hot. Pretty good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (9702) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
12.7 fl oz bottle consumed on May 4, 2012. Thanks to _angst_!
Clear dark brown to black color, small brown head. Alcohol, wood, sweet, fruity, berry scent. Chocolate, alcohol, sweet taste. Chocolate aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. When warming up, loads of vanilla comes through.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3338) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle from Carny77. Good aroma, sweet. Roasty, fruity.coffee, cherry, grape. Dark Orangy brown color. Ok head no lace. Sweet Flavor. Medium body. Oily creamy smooth mouthfeel. Dry sweet, tad hot finish. Pretty tasty, flavor best part. Very rich. Like flavor tad more than aroma, but not by much.


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