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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Dirac and Bohr Imperial Sweet Stouts with Raisins, aged in Rum barrels.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (6782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Picked up from Mikkeller & Friends Bottle Shop. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is really jam. Full of red berries, raisin, prunes. Trail mix. A bit of chocolate and biscuit. The taste is similar. Plenty of dark fruits. Pear, plum, prunes and strawberry. Boozy rum raisin cake and burnt brown sugar. Very distinctive, bold flavors. This should be cloying and sweet, but it somehow isn’t. Nicely rounded. Overall, pretty excellent. CCB make some great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
17th May 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Big cheers to Jack. Opaque black - brown beer, small dark tan head. Nice rum and raisin nose. Light dry palate, airy and smooth. Mild fine carbonation. Rich dark malt with the rum and raisin carrying over from the nose. Creamy dark malt, touch of vanilla and some pruney dark fruits emerging from the depths. Semi dry finish. Engaging and tasty and also pretty easy drinking.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Big thanks to Jack! Pours like motor oil with a thick, creamy brown head. Sugary dark malts in the nose, some hard alcohol, booze-soaked raisins, dark bread. Big sweet flavor, lots of charred malts, syrupy dark sugars, raisins, burnt wood, rich roast, sweet dark chocolate, some earth, baking cocoa. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation, pretty creamy. Warming finish, lots of ripe and sugary dark fruits, dates and some figs, raisins, burnt wood, heavy dark malts, brownies. Rich and ballsy but still with a bit of restraint.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Camons (9632) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle @ CBC. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, choclate, raisin, rum, coffee, oak. Flavor is sweet with malts, coffee, rich dark chocolate, rum and raisins, oak, caramel, vanilla. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol. 030513

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vignale (3147) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle sample at CBC 2013. Ett riktigt dessertöl. Romrussin, choklad, rom och massor av sötlakrits. Sött, fylligt, komplex, men ändå en ganska torr avslutning. Fantastiskt!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (9880) - 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 (2531) - Hässelby, 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 (3745) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (5294) - 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 (3191) - 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.


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