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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A blend of Dirac and Bohr Imperial Sweet Stouts with Raisins, aged in Rum barrels.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5090) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle sample at CBC 2013. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, molasses, roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1376) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Pours d w l b head Aromas of dark chocolate, alcohol, Nice creamy full bodied taste of dark malts, chocolate hints of coffee. Dades figs as well ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2002) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Pours black with low dark tan oily head. Aroma of raisins, muscovado, corinthians, figs and dates, sweet ad hell. Taste is sweet and port-like, well controlled and lightly boozy. Body is full and creamy with flat carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
750ml bottle via trade. Poured an oily pitch black body with a smaller cocoa brown head. Aroma is vert similar to World Wide Stout, dark cherries, sweet dark chocolate, barrel, dank wood, raisin and fig, dates, hint of dark rum, sugary....not loving the aroma. Flavor is way better then the aroma and more roasty and less sweet. Notes of honey, burnt toast, dark coffee, dark chocolate, dark cherries, spiced rum, dark fruits, burnt molasses, dark burnt raisins. Good stuff here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep opaque brown/black body, thin ring of light brown carbonation. Big nose with rum pudding and lots of chocolate and coffee, with buttery oak, bourbon, and alcohol a tad later. Thick, inky body, big oak, with chocolate, coffee bean, and molasses; roasty and tannic, forward and a tad bitter. Rough syrupy finish with some soy. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
750 ml bottle served in a CCB snifter. A: Pours an opaque black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film that some splotches of lace down the glass. S: Lots of dark fruit flavors, mainly the raisin, with a little bit of rum sweetness. Some oak barrel with a little milk chocolate and roasted malts. T: Same as the nose, but much more oak and its tough to pick out the rum flavors. Light bready malts mix with roasted malt notes. Slight spice. M: Medium to heavy bodied. Lower carbonation than I would have liked. O: Im just not a fan of beers aged in rum barrels. I feel like it doesnt pick up enough of the spirit flavors and the actually barrel itself takes over the flavor. Definitely solid, but nothing worth going out of your way for. Serving type: bottle

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (642) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Pours a thick, dark black, almost like used motor oil. Small, tannish-purple head. Complex aroma: theres some fruit, some smoke, almost a touch of wood (cedar?). Flavor is very sweet, a bit on the boozy side, with some coffee, some chocolate, some dark fruit (prune? plum?), just a hint of the cinnamon, and the raisins detectable in the finish. Slightly oily on the tongue, with just a slight bitterness to the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter (and yes a bottle I did NOT get from Eric Starnes) : Pours basically opaque with a small creamy tan head, oily viscous legs and some lacework. The aroma has extremely heavy vapours of dark fruits (prune, plum , black cherry, fig) with luscious rum barrel character. What I like is I still get lots of the base beer character of milk chocolate, roast, char, tobacco, leather, tar and herbal hops. The taste is not quite the level of the nose with the heavy fruit, earthiness and barrel fighting off some oncoming sourd twang. Sweet but never cloy, boozy but never over the top, woody but not tannic. Mikey Likey this a lot... Hopscotch why didnt I get this from you ;-)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - JAN 19, 2013
#2500. Bottle from Jason, thanks! Black with a tiny, fading brown top. Scent is wood, dark fruit and soy. Taste is dark chocolate, dark fruit, wood and rum. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1346) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle shared by mattyb83, pours a very dark brown/black with an amber hue and a thin reddish tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, spicy booze, and roasted malts. Taste of chocolate, raisin, bitter coffee, tobaccoo, and rum. A nice Imperial Stout!


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