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Doom is unleashed when Foundersí 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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sharkweek (99) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
I poured this from a bomber into a snifter. It was golden with three fingers of white head. It had a strong aroma of Bourbon. The taste was strong vanilla with a bourbon backbone. There was mild bitterness but not anything crazy. There was also a ton of sweetness on the back end. Initially I thought it was pretty good, but after a few sips it was a real challenge to finish of the two snifters worth of liquid. Glad I tried it but no thanks next time. Regular Double Trouble is far superior.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle... Clear golden pour with a tissue paper-thin, white head. Decent retention. The nose is of a bourbon barrel-aged, American-style barleywine thatís seen a couple years of cellaring. Caramel and toffee malts accompanied by a modest measure of gentle, woody funk. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. The flavor provides a balance of lush malty sweetness flanking hop and alcohol bitterness. Woody, malty finish with a comforting kiss of bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Aroma - medley of pine, citrus to include grapefruit and lemon, and some oaky notes. Appearance - copper color body, clean liquid, and a full 1 1/4" white head that slowly settles, and very nice lacing. Taste - combination of assertive piney/citrus, oaky bourbon booze like quality Palate - body is medium; texture is oily; the carbonation lively; finish is bitter and boozy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barnoloid (115) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 This is not a beer to sit on, store or age if you are an out and out hop head. If you have a bottle I would open it soon before all of the hops fade out. But you already knew that. Although I wonder if this might age and ripen into a barleywine. Drank relatively fresh this is a bold DIPA with a bourbon burn from the barrels. Solid malts and resinous, mossy finish. Forward with malt and very hop centric. Doom is a cult classic and it is easy to see why. UPDATED - this does ripen pretty well into a Barleywine esque beer. Great with a year on it. Very mellow, hops still linger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
Sampled at dld eve. A delightful aroma. Citrus. I get wood but nothing Ime bourbon. Still, this is delicious. Clover honey notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5261) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
750 ml bottle and draft at Big Beers and barley wines. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a good dose of bourbon, citrus, resin, wood, vanilla. Medium plus sized body that melds the barrel and the beer pretty well. Sure the hops are faded, but I kind of like this one.

2.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Chris! Vibrant amber body with exceptional clarity, topped with a frothy, foamy, fine-bubbled, bright white head that leaves lots of nice, webbed lacing on the way down. Aroma is lovely; itís like shoving your nose directly into a pineapple. Extreme tropical fruit blast with onset notes of residual sweetness & warm vanilla from the barrel. Not much bourbon explicitly, but the pineapple & mango presence is wonderful. The taste, however, is a different story. Even though the nose didnít show it at the, the flavor is a bourbon bomb up front... Itís not "hot", shockingly enough, just full of nothing but bourbon flavor. Very light notes of oak, vanilla, & pineapple with a timid, back-end leafy hop character. Warmth definitely brings out more notes of tangerine & mango with the pineapple, but the bourbon presence on the palate is disappointing, especially after the incredible aroma. Disappointed to say the least, I expected excellence after the nose but was sorely let down. Not awful but not great, either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2014
75cl, as Founders Doom, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex bitter brew, alcoholic/bitter and slightly fruity/woody, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1190) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2014
bomber poured clear bright orange color with minimal white head. lots of foamy lacing around the glass. the aroma of lots of hops sweet and sticky and bourbon barrel with traces of vanilla and booze. the flavor is double trouble through and through with that bourbonesque flavor, hints of vanilla, lots of hops and bourbon...about 45 degrees not real clue so the flavors are very strong. well done founders.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (677) - - JAN 30, 2014
22oz bottle served in a snifter. The bourbon barrel aging doesnít really add anything the IPA - and somewhat detracts from the Double Troubleíness of it all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (111) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
pours hazy golden with light white head smells of bourbon and toffee tastes of sweet toffee, malt, smokey and has a huge bourbon presence with some slight bitterness on the finish from the hops. medium body, light carbonation. Really good but most the india pale ale characteristics get washed away.


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