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RATINGS: 754   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle thanks to Tim and Rachel (Tally Crew): Poured a black brown with little to no head. Aroma is very sweat and brandy. Taste is a mix of malts, chocolate, and loads of brandy/bourbon alcohol.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
(375ml bottle) near black pour but no head at all, surprise surprise. Nose is very complex, vanilla, bourbon, brandy, barrel, graham cracker and milk chocolate. Taste of bourbon, raisin, alcohol, smooth, milk chocolate, brandy, vanilla (real!), complex and excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (7570) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2011
Bottke. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, coffee, nuts and soy sauce. Flavor is sweer and roasted with some soy sauce and caramel. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Really nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 Ill make it simple. This company does everything right. Strong roast and chocolate notes. Dry coffe, chocolate and bitter flavors. Add some hops and water and look out. Re -rate 2/21/12 On draft at Issacs. FFS Tremendous.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
Jet black colour, no head, no carbonation,light lace. huge aromas, very wine like mixed with malted roast notes. i get a hint of oak as well. very complex and has a real boozy sweetness that comes out as well. On the palate it is hot and boozy with rich vanilla and butterscotch notes and charcoal. very long length. very complex. very very nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
375ml bottle. Pours a very dark, opaque brown with almost no head at all and the thinnest ring of lace. Huge malt presence on the nose with lots of coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. The brandy is fairly subdued on the nose but theres also a lot of stewed fruit and a certain earthy quality. Weighty and rich on the palate with most of the notes from the nose coming through. Long warm finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop (3703) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pours deep brown/black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is very roasty and complex with notes of dark fruit...fig...bourbon, vanilla, chocolate...winey and boozy. Flavor has smooth vanilla and bourbon up front with subtle dark fruit following...spicy hop notes, slightly winey, fig...sweet and roasty. Mouthfeel is creamy...only slightly lively...with a very roasty, warming finish that displays nice bourbon. Awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwood04 (5403) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2011
12.7oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a thick, lacy, tan head. Aroma strong of roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee, bourbon and brandy and the alcohol that comes with these, and some nice hops to balance it out. Flavor an incredible blend of these two beers that are both great on their own - the Serpents stout and bourbon really come through in the aftertaste. Thick and smooth. A great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
McGrupp612 (140) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle poured into snifter. Black, no head, a few bubbles around the edge of the glass. Aroma is: Bourbon, chocolate, coconut, raisin and a tart wine like twang at the end. Flavor is: chocolate, coconut, bourbon, wood, booze. It finishes with a tart brandy note. This beer would be so much better without the brandy barrel. I havent cared much for the double barrel aged beers. Mouthfeel was a big let down, but I knew there was a chance for little to no carbonation. More bubbles would have made this a much better beer too. Dissapointing.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Poured into a snifter. Thanks to PretzelCity for this. 3.5 A: Black color. One finger of creamy light brown head that has average retention given the ABV and leaves no lacing. 5.0 S: I personally didnt care much for regular Serpents and Im not a huge fan of any brandy barrel beer, but this combination is exquisite. The bourbon is a lot stronger than the brandy and the resulting intensity from each blends together almost perfectly. Anyway, the bourbon in this is smooth with a low booziness. Flavors include a good bit of leather, toastiness, a slight touch of peat, and subtle fruitiness. The brandy adds a nice vinous component. The barrels add a good bit of vanilla and oak. The underlying stouts lend a surprisingly soft roastiness with plenty of sweet caramel and molasses. A light sugariness with dark fruits and emphasis on plum and raisin. Very, very nice. 4.5 T: I dont know what this was like fresh, but at this point its quite smooth and the booze is well in check. Bourbon and brandy again work very well together. Ive had a few other bourbon + brandy beers and none of them have worked together at all, let alone as well as they do in this brew. Leathery bourbon with touches of peat and char. Woody, vinous brandy. Again good vanilla and oak. The base beers play second fiddle to the barrel treatments, but this is so good that I dont care (I usually do). Lots of caramel, molasses, and some brown sugar. Plum, raisin, prune, and tobacco fruitiness. 4.0 M: Medium to perhaps heavier medium body. Carbonation is a bit lower that what is typical for the style, but it works just as well. The problem is that this is missing the rich, velvety creaminess that I come to expect from beers of this nature. Very smooth though. 4.5 D: Best LA beer Ive had. I didnt think Id enjoy this nearly as much as I have, but Im glad I did. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-13-2011 23:14:51


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