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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Doug’s Original Stout aged in Rum Barrels


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
500ml, swing-top growler courtesy of newcigarz. thanks, tony! pours an impressive and imposing slick, dense black capped by a rich, creamy, dark mocha head that leaves heavy sheets of lace that stain the edges of the glass. aroma is incredible with huge notes of chocolate brownies, mocha coffee, truffles, caramel corn, and sweet vanilla backed by rich barrel notes, ash, smokey rum, spices, and dark fruit skins. flavor is sublimely delicious with huge notes of devil’s food cake, buttercream icing, toffee, and mocha espresso backed by rich, rum soaked figs, raisins, and plums followed by heavy vanilla, toasted barrel, coconut, and a touch of red wine. palate is reminiscent of the other great FL imperial stouts with a dense, thick, motor oil texture that coats the mouth and finishes with sweet cocoa, rum, and dark fruits. overall, a truly world class imperial stout that definitely lives up to the hype.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
hhad a couple of times . . overall; this beer is quite rich but its mouth feel seems to vary .. . rum, cookies, earth, and barrel .. . black .. medium foam .. . seems like it was bettter when it first had it .. . . i like a lot of meat on my sandwiches- sounds dirty but its the truth.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This luxurious Imperial Stout seduces with its harmonious mélange of brown rum, milk chocolate, roasted cereals, molasses, fruit jam and resinous hop bitterness, all thriving in a rich, almost viscous body.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy slice of foam garnishes the darkness.
-Mild vanilla also suffuses the generous residual sugars.
-The barrel flavours are superbly integrated.
-Alcohol warmth and wood rise slowly in the finish.
-If you feel like having dessert, this is an exquisite one.
-For all the overrated Imperial Stouts on this site, this one actually deserves the hype. Bravo!

On tap three different times at the brewery taproom. Lucky me!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1575) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
At the brewery in St Pete, pours a deep intense black pour with a beautiful coffee Java head. Nose is through and through whiskey, with vanilla and dark fruits, with strong cherries. Taste is chocolate and dark fruit malt, heavy and velvety and laced with strong rum. Finishes on the same dark fruit rum notes. Exquisite !!! Quaff Score 9 / 10

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1514) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
On tap at Cycle Brewing. Pours pitch black with a brown head and very nice aroma of rum, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste is strong, nice strong run notes with dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate, and alcohol into the warming finish. Complex and delicious brew

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 Bottle shared with Deanso. Pours near black with a thick, short lived, brown head. Massive aroma as soon as the bottle was popped of dark chocolate, boozy rum and oak barrel, fudge, molasses, light licorice notes, forest leaves and deal fruity, almost slight vinous notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Warming in the mouthfeel with a medium oily texture. Full bodied with a strange pleasant moderate prickly carbonation. First tick of 2015! :-)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (5835) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
Bomber courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks. Rum aroma. Small tan head. Clear black pour. Rum in the aftertaste. Very well brewed. An excellent imperial stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1667) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Pour is deep brown with some slight red tints and a small khaki colored head. Aroma and flavor of dark rum, moderate fruit, apple cider, roasted coffee, light chocolate, and lemon juice. A bit strange, tastes like a barley wine mixed with a dry stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3789) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, rum, and vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate, rum, vanilla, roasted malt, dark fruit, and barrel. World class!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1628) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a dark, dark brown, almost black like motor oil with thick khaki colored head. Rum, vanilla, toasted malt, chocolate, and coconut on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with cocoa and rum.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (10560) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
A dark brown stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, superb sweet vanilla fudge and chocolate malt, coffee grind, musty character, beautiful sweetness. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of alcohol warmth, vanilla, bourbon barrel, licorice notes, molasses, wonderful beer.


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