wheresyourball (487) - El Cajon, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Steve. Black pour with a small tan head. Roast, rum, vanilla, chocolate on the nose; some tartness from infection up front, followed by coffee, chocolate, spice, wood. Very smooth, finishes bitter.
fluffy (1497) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
like Rare, but with more alcohol burn. again, not that fascinated with it. decent of course, just not super exciting.
johnnnniee (2189) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growlerette received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a thick inky black color with a tiny tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is heavy on the alcohol and rum with bits of roast, chocolate, dark pitted fruit and caramel. The flavor is chocolate, brown sugar, and caramel with a heavy presence of ethanol, rum and bits of earthy wood. Faint smokey malt and bits of dark fruit round out the flavor nicely. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation, and a slick, oily mouthfeel. This one gets a bit hot and is a sipper to be sure. This grew on me as I got towards the end.
Ataraxia (343) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black, thin khaki lacing. Black rum, plum, cherry, chocolate syrup, leather, and charred wood. Light sweetness at the front, liquor bitterness in the back. Silky smooth, viscous, and full-bodied. A bit boozy, but plays well with the flavors. Lingering bitter finish that’s very pleasant. Using rum barrels seems to result in a gentler barrel character.
hallinghansen (1892) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler, trade from sean9689, thanks. Black body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is coffee, licorice, salty, roasted malt, oak. Flavour is licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, hoppy notes, oak. I sense the rum as well. Very balanced impy stout. Soft carbonation. This is amazing, imo a little better than rare dos. Yummy.
AirForceHops (2974) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch is 2013 mid year. Insane pitch black color, very thin tan head. Nose is rum spice, rich roasted malt, vanilla and mild dark chocolate. Flavor is decadent. Not to be a cheap rater but... All the same flavors as the aroma. The mouthfeel is real creamy with lots of silky texture. Full body with a great level of complexity. Rum is one of the few hard Liquors that I really enjoy, this gives me an imperial stout with rum barrel, a big Grand Slam home run for me, really awesome stout!
AdamJackson (2380) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
New batch mid 2013. okay okay okay, this one is NOT infected! :)
A - Looks the same as Rare, oily black, silky smooth.
S - Smells wonderful. This has a tootsie roll nose with chocolate and cherry pie with some earthy aromas. Definite rum nose as well.
T - You get a mix of cigar tobacco, dark fruits, TONS of delicious south-florida rum and a mild bitterness. Load of chocolate. I also get some vanilla very faint, berries? wow.
M - Heavy body, thick and oily, very nice
O - I LOVE this version of DOS. WOW. Memorable and delicious! Could drink the whole thing myself.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Growler) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of rum, chocolate, toffee, and maple. Flavor of chocolate, rum, toffee, and caramel.
brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Adam. Black pour with a small tan head. Roasted malt, booze, rum, and a touch of vanilla. Coffee, chocolate, and spice. Flavor is spiced rum, alcohol, roasted malt, and chocolate. Decent vanilla, wood, and coffee. A touch bitter on the finish.
writerljberg (650) - Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL growler thanks to Matt!
A: Thin mocha head with a thick oily black body. Legs from a supermodel.
N: Licorice, burnt wood, raisin, lots of rum and vanilla. Tons of chocolate. Very spicy with lots of sweet cherry notes. A touch of ethanol.
T: Very, very well balanced. Lots of vanilla sweetness with a decent hop bitterness and some charred wood to round it out.
M: Oily and thick. Minor levels of carbonation keep this off the tongue enough so that it remains drinkable.
O: Thoroughly balanced and very enjoyable. It’s composed and well-blended together. Would definitely have this again.