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Doug’s Original Stout aged in Rum Barrels


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
500 ml growler served in a Bourbon County snifter. Big thanks to eorwar for bringing this bad boy to our BCBS vertical/horizontal tasting. A: Pours a dark black color with some cola edges. A thin tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down the glass. S: A ton going on here. Marshmallows and rum booze. Oak with some vanilla. Dark chocolate with some raisin-like dark fruit flavors. More sweet than earthy. Brownie with some rum fruitiness. T: Just like nose. Incredibly smooth booze notes. The rum is sweet and adds a fruitiness to the beer that is very nice. Dark chocolate with some molasses. Raisin sweetness with some bitter roasted malts. A tinge of oak with some vanilla and caramel sweetness. M: Medium to heavy bodied with a slick and oily mouthfeel. Medium low carbonation with a very smooth finish. O: Absolutely delicious. Incredibly smooth and the rum barrel really added a unique fruitiness that was enjoyable. Much better than the Rum Huna I had over the summer. Serving type: growler

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3228) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Growler bottle shared with Bill and Frank. Pours black with thin beige bubbly head. Notes of dark fruit, rum barrel, coconut, caramel, molasses, prune, roast. Light to medium in body, very warming In chest. Sticky palate. Really nice russian imperial, if it had more body it would be a homerun.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Growler from the release. Cheers to my friend who secured this one. Pours a nice obsidian color with a dark tan head that recedes. Nose is roast, ash, some light coconut, some rum, and some vanilla. Flavor starts with out with dark chocolate, earth, roast, rum, some mild fruit, and some wood then moves into lots of spirit, then finishes with with mild rum that borders on boozy then excuses itself into a polite exit leaving just a hint of rum. Medium in body and delicious overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drewkub (6) - - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
I enjoyed this beer, though the rum taste is powerful. Pretty sure he ages it in small 5-10 gallon barrels (which I heard sends out a lot of boozy tastes). I love barrel aged beers, and he does a great job on these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Draft on tap at Peg’s Cantina (Gulfport, FL). Woot! Pours a nice pitchblack thicker pour, dark and dreary, good legs with a frothy light brown head atop, dies to a film and laces ok. Aromas are rum, oak, and roast. Firm spirit, toffee, and cocoa. A bit roasty, ash. Initial is fuller bodied, rum and cocoa, roasty with some toffee, toast, and gentle spice, brown sugar, and warmth. A bit tannic. More dry and spirit laden, the barrel makes a more impressive show here. Dryness, bitterness, vanilla and oak. Some spirit, roasty and dry backend. A touch of red dried fruit, roastiness, cocoa, caramel and spirit. Warmth, toffee, and cocoa. Rum, brown sugar, touch of vanila. More spirit, oak, and toffee. Dry, tannic backend. The vanilla version softens this. An impressive beer, it really depends what you like more. I prefer the vanilla.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1654) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
On draft at Peg’s. Black pour with a small creamy tan head. Rich cocoa, coffee, spicy rum, molasses, burnt sugars, dark fruits and vanilla in the aroma. Great marriage of flavors, chewy chocolate, vanilla, molasses, licorice, wood and spicy rum. Low carbonation and booze well hidden. Very tasty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2013
500 ml swing top growler from JasonR - thanks again, Jason! Pours a deep chocolate brown, not totally opaque on the edges, with a tiny tan ring. Not much carbonation going on, which is to be expected after a few months in the growler. Aroma of vanilla, coconut, lots of oak, caramel, chocolate, earth, and warming rum throughout. Also just a hint of a metallic note. Flavor of chocolate, caramel, oak, a lot of rum, molasses, burnt sugar, dates, and toasted nuts. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a mouthfeel that seems to be thin and quick but ends up coating and warming the palate. Love the aftertaste (afterburn?) here. Nice rum barrel stout. I need to get a hold of it fresher next time.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
Sniffer @ Peg’s. Pours pitch black with a small bubbly brown head. Aroma is intense and rich roasted malty sweet vanilla. Flavor is velvety fullbodied roasted malty, vaniolla, sweet a bit boozy rum. Finishes smooth with a nice bitter roasted and sweet touuch.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMe (1305) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pours deep dark black. Aromas of rich malt, chocolate, coffee, and barrel. Flavor is chocolate, coconut and vanilla up front. The rum barrel pushes through Nicely making for one fine drinking beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (952) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Tap at the brewery. IMO this is best in show in a night that included Rare DOS, Rare Vanilla, Fast Breaker, Nooner, Coffee Vanilla, and Fixie. Still black pour that coats the glass as it touches the edge. Aroma of rum and French vanilla ice crew. Taste is very similar. Sofa king good. Full in the mouth. Delicious.


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