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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Doom is unleashed when Founders’ award-winning specialty Imperial IPA, Double Trouble, is aged in bourbon barrels for four months to create a distinct flavor experience. So, while Double Trouble is brewed to turn your world upside down, Doom is brewed to tear it apart: pungent hops conspire with boozy bourbon notes to send your senses spinning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7204) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2009
On tap at Glass Nickel. Poured clear medium golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma was very sweet with pale malts, grapefruit meat, and vanilla leading.. the juicy sweetness actually managed to mask both the booze and most of the barrel impression. The barrel showed up in the flavor department.. lots of spicy bourbon and peppery oak notes pounded on non-descript pale malts.. pine and white peppery bitterness surrounded, but was somewhat muted.. sharp and not enjoyable. Heavier-bodied with a full feel on the palate from creamy carbonation.. very sweet.. in the end there was too much barrel, poor integration, and some oxidation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2009
(Draught) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, grapefruit, floral, and bourbon. Flavor of oak, vanilla, citrus, and caramel malt with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
On tap at the brewery. It was served in a snifter with a nice 2 finger head. You can pick up bourbon, citrus, and perhaps vanilla on the first sniff. It smelled fantastic and tasted even better. It was very bitter when it was cold but as the beer warmed up it evened out nicely. I could pick up a nice, but pungent citrus taste at first. Then as it warmed I could pick up some vanilla, oak and some sort of buttery taste. I would look for this beer and get it again in a heartbeat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
On tap at the GTMW. Mildly hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, citrus, mild oak and caramel malt. Interesting combo of citrus and bourbon with a sweet malt backer that keep the balance in check. Smooth and creamy consistency with a moderate bitter finish that has some alcohol to go with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Pre-Great Taste, Glass Nickel. This one seems surprisingly underrated, and perhaps earlier batches were not as well done or complex. I was impressed with this beer, for one, that it hides its alcohol remarkably well. Second, the flavors are well rounded, without too much bourbon, or too much of a hops bite for that matter. Notes of grapefruit, hay, vanilla, and mango on the palate. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Sampled at the GTMW 09 - Skunky hops aroma with a little wood and some vinegar. Golden opaque color with a white head. Rich and hoppy with wood, rich malt, and grapefruit. Strong palate with a bitter citrus finish. Good sum total of parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11231) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Draft sample at MBGF Summer 2009. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus, bourbon and small woody aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy Heaven Hill bourbon bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where more then met.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3135) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2009
On tap at Glass Nickel Pizza
Another special tapping, this time I was able to get a full pour thanks to someone picking up a pitcher. I think it actually straddles the line between IPA and Double IPA moreso than any other beer I have tried. Mellow enough to finish without any problems it is still hard to down without sipping.

Aroma / Appearance - The orange body had a solid brown gradient as it rose towards the top of the glass. A thin head was the only evidence of activity. Grapefruit, lemon, pear, and a whole host of floral notes (like the annuals section of a nursery) make this inviting and warm. However it felt toned down for a DIPA.

Flavor / Palate - Caramel, oak, white wine, and orange cream slip playfully towards the throat. The hoppy finish refreshes but also leaves you wanting more. Overall it is excellently executed. If this is actually 10.5% it hides it very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Medium amber pour, modest off-white head. Aroma is very highly floral hops, a lot of geranium here, and noticeable alcohol. Flavor is completely dominated by the floral hops, sugary sweetness playing a secondary role. Very flavorful as a sipper. Cloying in any quantity larger than a sip. Very full body, almost syrupy, Decidedly warming on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5964) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Sampled at GTMW 2009 (Madison, WI). Pours a golden hazy pour, good bright white head that turns small. Laces well. Aromas are hoppy florals, citrus, and oaky bourbon. Ineresting, I’ll never get used to the hopped bourbonized IPA. Taste takes bourbon and oak up front, warming, hoppy bitterness is a bit more dominant though. Finish is bitterness, citrus, and warming booze.

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