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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2965) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5701) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
A very nice DIPA and a marvellous cask, enjoyed with Dave, an owner of Founders, at the brewery. Wonderful bourbon smell, this was top notch ingredients used, smooth bitterness that was well integrated with the secondary whisky notes. A Smooth drinker, and good mouthfeel for a cask.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2009
MiBG Summer Fest 2009, Friday Session: "BA Hand of Doom" which is the barrel aged Double Trouble DIPA... Golden hue with a small head. The aroma has notes of grapefruit and pineapple esters, pale malts, a bit catty and resiny, with an interesting ashy woody vapour. The taste has a nice acidic fruity start with some chewy malts before leading towards a woody and metallic finish. A tad astringent towards the end. The mouth feel is sharp and aggressive, warming and metallic. Very nice but I actually got very little bourbon character outside the wood. I like the regular Double Trouble more but still worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 28, 2009
On tap at the MBG Summer Festival. Poured a foggy yellowish gold with an off-white head. Aroma consisted of citrus hops and some sweetness from the bourbon aging. Nice hoppiness but also had a sweet flavor. Could have been a bit more aggressive with the hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2009
double trouble aged in oak barrels..phenomenal..tap..pours cloudy orange with small off-white head..large bourbon/oak, resinous hops and grapefruit rind in the aroma...leads to a huge oaky, floral flavor..very fresh and crisp..oak/bourbon proves a big punch without outweighing or dominating the hop characteristics of the allready good double trouble

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009
On tap at Founders Fest 09. This one is a dark amber color. The aroma is of hops and citrus, there is a slight sweetness to it. The taste is about the same. It has the hops flavor that I would expect in an IPA, but it was very caramel tasting as well. The sweetness worked well with this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2009
On tap at Founders Fest 09. Poured amber with a small off-white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma is of oak, citrus, bourbon, hops, grapefruit, caramel malt, and alcohol. Taste starts off very hoppy, with a huge citrus flavor. Backbone is of caramel malt, and it does not get lost with all the bourbon and oak. Huge oak and bourbon flavors in this beer. Each sip ends with a huge lingering oakiness. Alcohol is present, but there is too much going on for it to hinder the beer. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Amazingly drinkable, with only a little alcohol warming effect. The citrus flavors blended well with the oak, which surprised me. Loved it.


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