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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Doug’s Original Stout aged in Rum Barrels


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sean9689 (270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Reviewed on 03-12-12 at Peg’s.

Pours black, mocha head, thin collar, spotty lace, wisps. Nose is smooth booze, chocolate (milk/dark/bakers), light caramel, excellent level of rum notes in there too. It’s very easy to pick out the rum version versus the regular Rare DOS and it’s cool to have them side-by-side. Flavor is rum, chocolate, vanilla, burnt sugars, excellent barrel character. The booze is just oh-so-smooth and enjoyable and just to my liking. I think the rum adds something else to this beer instead of taking away from the base Rare DOS. Really just outstanding stuff. Full, rich and smooth, nice subtle carbonation, creamy finish.

I have to say, this is slightly better then Rare DOS for me. The rum barrel really adds another layer to this beer, even though I didn’t think it was possible. Not sure if I’ll ever have it again, but hey, my fingers are crossed!



4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (3537) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (444) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at Barrel aged beers day 2014 at Peg’s Cantina. Black. Aroma is lovely - vanilla and spirit balance. Taste not as interesting or lovely - rum comes through mildly and vanilla even less so. Not uber exciting. As warms vegemite extract flavour comes through more. Finishes on this and mild malt bitterness. Not mind blowing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
*Moving over my old review*
Scored one of these in a trade, decided to share it with foofaa after a random trip to Philly.

A - Pours black with a small film of head, quickly dissipating down to nothing at all, leaving no lace down the glass.

S - Smells of rich chocolate fudge, vanilla, coconut, caramel, toffee, oak, dark roasted malt and spicy rum. Not as much spirit as I was expecting, leaving plenty of room for the base aromas to shine through.

T - Starts off with the fudgey chocolate and smooth vanilla sweetness quickly being joined buy the toffee, caramel, oak, coconut, dark roasted grains and spicy rum bring it all together. Finish is a mix of sweetness and dark roast, combining with some warming booze to linger long after the finish. This is a really well put together beer.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel goes a little watery toward the end of the glass. Booze is well hidden, only really coming forward as it warms up to room temperature.

O - Really solid BA stout. It didn’t blow me away by any stretch of the imagination but it really made me want to try the regular Rare DOS. Hope I have that chance one day as I am pretty sure I am going to love it.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s palace, courtesy of markwise, thanks! Pours a dark brown appearance with a thin dark head. Tangy fruity, berry, vinous, roasted malty aroma. Tart, raspberry, blackberry fruity, chocolate, a touch smoky flavor. Unfortunately, this one is also infected, pass.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Steve_0 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Growler at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is black with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Dirt, dog shit, light cocoa, earthy, weird funky, appley, and coffee aroma. Taste is oxidized cardboard, chocolate, vinegar, green apples, roasty, pears, and tangy tart juice. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Seriously infected shit. What the hell man?

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pour out of 500 mL growler, dark black pour with tan pour, aroma brought notes of sour vinegar, dark chocolate, vanilla, slight earth, slight oak. Taste is a mix of oak, earth, vanilla, lots of vinegar, slight earth, off notes, finishing bitter, oaky.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours dark blackish brown with no head worth mentioning. Smell is slightly sweet and malty with roasted malts, raisins, high quality dark chocolate, rum, charred wood, vanilla fudge, moist soil, sweet liquorice candy, hay and hints of roasted coconuts. Taste is tiny sweet and sour with roasted malts, lemon juice, dry apple cider, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, moist soil, charred wood, rum soaked raisins and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, velvety, creamy and near full bodied. finish is bitter and sour with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, lemon juice, dry apple cider, rum soaked raisins, burnt caramel and lemon zest. I can see how this could be a great beer, pity it’s infected!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Malty caramel aroma, nutcreme, toffee, roasted, chocolate, cocoa powder, licorice, tar, some raisins. Sourish caramel flavor, raisins, solvent notes, chocolate, lemon peels, hay, geapefruit, some candy. Too sour, something probably went wrong here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Swingtop growler, shared by John. Dark brown, slight red color. Thin khaki head. Dots of lace, mostly loose. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. A lot of rum flavor in this, tastes like someone poured actual rum into an imperial stout. Not bad, but a bit over-the-top. Moderate bitter, some alcohol warmth, light hint of tart. Tastes like 14-15%. Enjoyable stuff, but maybe a bit over done with the barrel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Vanilla, Oakey, Chocolate, Mild Bourbon T: Vanilla, Chocolate, Mild Bourbon M: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy Overall, pretty solid Imperial stout with great flavors, mildly boozy


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