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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A blend of Dirac and Bohr Imperial Sweet Stouts with Raisins, aged in Rum barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3179) - 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 it’s 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: I’m just not a fan of beers aged in rum barrels. I feel like it doesn’t 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 (663) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Pours a thick, dark black, almost like used motor oil. Small, tannish-purple head. Complex aroma: there’s 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 (6155) - 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 sour’d twang. Sweet but never cloy, boozy but never over the top, woody but not tannic. Mikey Likey this a lot... Hopscotch why didn’t I get this from you ;-)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernovice39 (3160) - 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 (1443) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1267) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2012
750 ml bottle - pours pitch black with a medium head, very tiny bubble, with the colour of a caramel flan. Boozy aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted malts. Huge body with booze from beginning to end, aroma of rum soked raisins and dark chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark inky black/brown color with a mocha tan head that collars around the glass. Big notes in the nose of dark fruit; dark cherry, raisin, and plum. The rum shows as well but pretty minimal. Heavy mouthfeel. Dark roast, molasses, and fruit notes all combine in this one. Decently balanced but a little dark fruit overboard for me. Overall, glad I tried it but I didn’t go back for a second pour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2667) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! The beer appears pitch black with a thick, beige head. Another outstanding appearance from a Cigar City stout. The aroma is of rich, dense, roasted malt. The raisins really shine in the flavor. Oak and rum play secondary roles, while roasted malt takes center stage. Mostly well balanced, though roast emerges more than other aspects. Overall, another solid stout from Cigar City. Recommended. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-02-2011

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
750mL bottle, pours jet black with a light brown / tan head. Aroma is intense with sweet caramel malts, rum, and lots of boozy liqueur. Flavour is intense, full of rum, caramel malts, some slight licorice, and dark fruits (raisins). Full-bodied and complex, without any harsh notes. Boozy, but not distastefully. Very complex imperial stout.


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