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RATINGS: 395   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.


Jamesthebrit's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle... Not fresh. :/ my parents live in gr so they got the bottles and I picked them up for Christmas. And still have one in the cellar... Anyway. Aroma is like a stale orange or so. Apricot. Yeah there’s hints of bourbon. Oaky. Looks fine. Hazy sunset orange. Good lacing. Taste is like the smell. Orange. Bourbon. Oaky. Grapefruit... Apricot... Solid palate. It’s a little aggressive but pretty smooth overall. The flavors sort of mash together.... A good beer overall but really not mind blowing. The IPA notes and the oaky bourbon notes really sort of mash together. Unique but I’m not sure if it’s working 100%.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1325) - - SEP 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-10-13- Served on tap in a snifter Appearance – Served clear golden-orange colored brew with a small one half finger white head. The head faded moderately fast to leave a good level of lace on the sides of the glass Smell- The aroma is on the sweeter side with a good deal of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, and papaya) with other aromas of sweet vanilla and some apple juice. Along with these sweeter smells are some lighter hop aromas of pine and grapefruit with a moderate, but not overpoweringly strong, bourbon smell. Taste – The taste begins malty and sweet with lots of caramel, bread, and the tropical fruit that was heavy in the nose. As the taste advances some vanilla as well as a little bit of bourbon begin working their way onto the tongue along with some of the hops, which up to this point were rather subdued. The bourbon grows slightly stronger more toward the end with the hop of a pine and grapefruit nature building as well. While the hops gain strength they never really out compete the malt and sweet tastes with the end flavor that is left on the tongue being one of a sweeter fruit and lightly hopped and bourbon boozy taste. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the creamier and smoother side with a carbonation level that was rather average to slightly below average. A rather nice mouthcoating feel for the rather sweet flavors of the brew with it highlighting well the bourbon flavors as well. Overall- A rather tasty brew overall, but a little light on the hop to balance out the malt for an Imperial IPA. A nice try, but nothing to go nuts over.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (699) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 16, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orange with a off white head. Taste citrus, pine, booze. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (889) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2014 I was going to write the bare minimum, then I read the most recent rating that says, " 750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in March 2013. Pours fairly hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, vanilla, toffee, oak, bourbon, light honey, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, bourbon barrel, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, light honey, light pine, and floral/oak earthiness. Good amount of pine/oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, light honey, light pine, and floral/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, bourbon barrel, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged DIPA with age. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, bourbon barrel, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering." So...yeah, what he said.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2611) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2014
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in March 2013. Pours fairly hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, vanilla, toffee, oak, bourbon, light honey, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, bourbon barrel, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, light honey, light pine, and floral/oak earthiness. Good amount of pine/oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, light honey, light pine, and floral/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, bourbon barrel, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged DIPA with age. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, bourbon barrel, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (172) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle pour, slightly cloudy medium amber body, big cream head. Aroma is malt, apple, plum, pineapple. Taste is vanilla, peach, raisin, bitter lemon and citrus rind, light malt. Body is rich, thick, carbonation light and fine. This is a big IPA. The sweetness and bitter finish balance well, the barrel vanilla and fruity hops flavors blend well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9163) - 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 that’s 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 (200) - 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 (4933) - 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 (5429) - 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.


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