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RATINGS: 239   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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4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (5740) - 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 ;-)


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
dchmela (2559) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
From the bottle, on a glorious beauty of a winter Sunday in Florida. Pours an inky black with very little head. Huge roasted grain, dark fruit and rum notes in aroma. Thick smooth malt body, lots of roasted grain, chocolate, rum, vanilla barrel notes, dark fruit in the taste. Just a big thick tasty stout, absolutely awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mverity (249) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
NYE bottle share a Proof. Poured a pitch black with zero head. No collar, and no lacing, but some decent legs from the thick body. Aroma is of very dark malt with a lot of coffee and a touch of spice (cinnamon, clove or nutmeg?). Taste has a lot of raisin up front, with the deep malt in the middle, a touch of booze (rum) throughout. Extremely low carbonation but that thick body lends to a good mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Oily black pour with brown head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, and rum balls. Big, chewy mouthfeel. Exceptionally sweet, making this a very robust dessert style beer... 10 oz would be enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Delicate stuff. Aromas of rum raisins, oxidation, burnt fudge, leather, graham cracker crusts, and chocolate almond milk. Growing pleasurable heat. Share this amongst friends, don’t horde.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charlotte (3946) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle.Pitch Black colour with small beige head.Aroma is sweet and vinious with hint of dried fruits,raisins,prun and chocolate,smooth and well balanced with hint of Vanilla and alc,smooth and nice finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1238) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle at Theis. Pours thick black with a medium sized dark brown head. Rum soaked raisins, cocoa, chocolate, warming, some light cinnamon adds a nice spicy touch. Full body, heavy sweet and bitter, soft carbonation. Soft, heavy and warming.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Dave. Thanks man! Pour is pitch black with a small brown head and decent lacing. Big toffee, caramel, bourbon, cocoa, coffee, raisins, figs, and cinnamon in the aroma. Taste is rich chocolate, light spice, toffee, caramel, raisins, bread, earthy, vanilla, and leathery with a light bite on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Really nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3051) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at Theis LA-box tasting. Pours an opaque black with no head. Sweet with aromas of caramel malts, alcohol and lightly roasted malts. Hints of coco nut and tobacco. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet with a mellow dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Real treat for the night. Aroma is licorice, dates, figs, dark chocolate and rum sugar. Pours black and viscus with no head or carbonation whatsoever. Taste is dark and sweet with prunes, licorice, dark chocolate, cherries, oak, sweet rum, and dates. The roast darkness of this really shines and the rum flavors are very subtle. This is a dangerously easy beer to knock down. Was super grateful to try this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Bottle. Pours inky black with a tiny black fizzy head and no lacing. Aroma is rum, raisin, date, roasted malt, coffee, more rum. Flavor is the same, plus anise, medium sweet, some bitterness. Medium body, silky mouthfeel. Surprisingly hot for 10%.


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