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RATINGS: 267   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2013
75cl bottle, courtesy of ibrew2or3. Split with my brother. Noire foncée - col moka, huileux sur le verre. Arôme est malté épais, chocolaté, note de raison sucre résiduel, mélasses avec ce bouquet rétro nasal de barrique et rhum. Palais reste ici très épais, malté couvre le tout entre note grillée, chocolaté et pas mal d’alcool, voire bcp trop. Pointe de fumé, note épicée de cannelle, fruité noir complexe avec cet ajout de raisin. Le tout colle aux lèvres avec le rhum qui se fait présent mais sans pour cela dominer le tout. Au final, même à deux la bière est dure à terminer, c’est juste de trop et on finit par être écœuré.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to Jack. It pours opaque darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is rich-roasted malt, soy sauce, toasted sesame seed, rum & raisin ice-cream, wood and coffee. The taste is roasted malt, earth, toast, wood, dark fruit, alcohol warmth, motor oil, rum dark fruit and spice. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Only slight negative is the soy notes, but damn this is a tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (7063) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18526) - 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 (10200) - 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 (3323) - 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 (11023) - Where the wild whales are, 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 (2713) - 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 (4051) - 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

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