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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Doug’s Original Stout aged in Rum Barrels

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocJitsu (1299) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Clugs out of the bottle like what pours out of a 1983 Chevette that’s never had an oil change after wrenching off the drain plug. A beautiful red-brown head forms, but unfortunately falls way too quickly. So much richness in the nose. Dark roasted grain, sweet chocolate and vanilla, a touch of tobacco, coconut. Just a fade of smokiness. Big, thick, chewy mouthfeel. Chocolate, prune, Amish Bread, vanilla, and coconut flavors. Just a fade of alcohol comes forward toward the finish. Truly legendary.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to Beau at the meatball tasting. Pours like it should. Nose is chock full of vanilla sweetness and mild spice before you are enveloped by dark fruits, brown sugar and buttery fudge. The taste upfront is dominated by milk chocolate and vanilla with loads of stewed sultana and raisins. A nice currant undertone goes throughout with mild spice and Christmas cake fruitiness and depth. Creamy and balanced for such a big beer. World class

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan frosting. Nose is chocolate, rum, dates and wood. Silky like cocoa, then hot like a shot. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, rum raisin, brief vanilla and tobacco. Barrel adds depth without dominating. Tasty and distinctive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1089) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
At common table with Colin, Jacob, Justin, and friends. Pours black with a hint of lacing. Aroma is huge pungent rum, smooth roast, a complex and authentic sweet note that almost reminds me of double barrel huna. Taste is same as aroma is. I really like this, but it burns a little too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
On tap. Smell is all rum. Comes out black with a nice tan head. Taste is very smooth. A nice balance of the richness and the barrel. Easy to drink for such a strong beer. Comparable to BA Zhukov. Just as good.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11041) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle at weekly tasting. 666th rating for imperial stouts. Thanks Jake! Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, earth, chocolate cake, rum, oak, vanilla. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4929) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Rum, oak, chocolate and sweet aromas. Sweet vanilla, oak, rum and other sweet flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1938) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Thanks Matt for sharing. Thick black, not much carbonation. Thick and chewy. Rum is very well balanced in this big sweet stout. Really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeLuke23 (83) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Nice stout, chewy body, super sticky some vanilla and light toffee. Not a lot of harsh acrid roast, not bitter. More sweet. Really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (3982) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Growler thanks to hopscotch: Poured a dark thick brown with thin light brown head. Aroma was thick rum, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste was super rich with chocolate, loads of wood and rum gave this beer plenty of burn, roasted rich malts added to the backbone.

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