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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A blend of Dirac and Bohr Imperial Sweet Stouts with Raisins, aged in Rum barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (17195) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Camons (9172) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vignale (2983) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (9019) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2277) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (3403) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5155) - 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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (844) - 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.

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