vinivini (2421) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 24, 2017 Krej (224) - USA - APR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I was bored randomly looking for a new liquor store and found one that’s only link was to their facebook page and on that page was a 2 hour old post that said they just got a case of Doom and to hurry up and get it. So I went and got it and got one of the last few bottles that they had left. It pours a clear but murky orange color with a small white head. It smells like bourbon with a hint of sweetness in there. It tastes very hoppy but it hits you kind of like a thick beer and then again with some more bourbon. This is a powerful beer and I like it a lot.
Tap. Clear deep amber. Well lacing head. Melon, honey aroma. Tropical fruit background. Full body. Well balanced taste. Honey malts, powerful citrusy hops. Very good Darwenus (1136) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2017 A good beer, but an example of why it is hard to age an IPA in Bourbon barrels. You either lose the Hop character, or the Bourbon Barrel does not have time to make an impression. With Doom, The Bourbon Barrel is all up in your face. The sacrifice is the Hop character that typically defines an IPA. It pours a bright hazy copper color with very little head. This beer smells sweet and malty, with some vanilla and some caramel. Oak is present on the aroma. The flavor is like a bourbon barrel-aged Pale Ale. It has enough malt to stand up to Bourbon Barrel aging, and conveys the typical bourbon notes competently. What I do not get here is any distinct Hoppy quality. The hops are there, but in a very muted form, clamoring for some attention in the finish. But they do not come close to the kind of dominance that hops enjoy in a proper IPA. And it might be that this bottle is a little too old. But I cannot imagine the hops having been a distinct presence at all, based on what I have here. It is a fine beer. I recommend it to fans of pale ales aged in Bourbon barrels. But billing this as an IPA does not make sense to me. I have to deduct points for the marketing. I imagine that IPA fans are going to drink this and find it wanting. kidobutai (690) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Delicious, very strong. Clear, orange. Delicious caramel aroma, very strong scotch taste. Luvystypotables (1967) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Aroma of caramel, malt and bourbon, clear caramel color with a thick white well laced head. A caramel, bourbon and malt taste. A medium body with a sweet malt whiskey finish. MrHangover (4555) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle @ Floris’ Leaving Party. Pours a clear amber colored beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma has faded, cheesy hops, barley wine notes, lots of bourbon and vanilla in there. Very malty. Flavor is bittersweet and still has some of the hoppy bitterness in there, very sweet bourbon notes are also present. Very alcoholic, very strong with a kinda thin body. Not too impressive, probably past it’s shine.
drjoeng (1291) - SINGAPORE - JUL 22, 2017
12.4%ABV. Imperial IPA.
Poured out amber. 12 SRM.
Nose is sweet and malty with hints of taffy and malted candy. Sweet cloying aroma of ripe longans and dried longans. Local aroma note: Cheng Tng. Coconut candy, coconut sugar and toasted coconut. Honeycomb candy, crumble.
Mouthfeel is watered honey. Palate has coconut, toasted almonds, hint of Marzipan. Medicinal flavors are band aids, tincture.
Finish is dry and bitter and long. Nice woody flavors start to develop near the end. Boozy and warming.
Overall, this was a very jagged taste ride, a little unusual for Founders. I’ll chalk it up to the bourbon barrel aging that’s accentuated some of the flavors and creating more conflict and less harmony. williamstome (1875) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2017
Ruddy orange pour. sweet vanilla aroma. Sweet caramel and vanilla flavor, notes of wood and bourbon. stevoj (5043) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle from my brother. Can’t believe the low ratings. This is top notch. Glowing orange copper body initial two fingers fluffy head subsides to tightly beaded cap. Nice mellow aroma of citrus and mats yield little clue to what comes next. Taste explodes on the tongue, orange peel, Bourbon notes, sweet malt, butterscotch. More woody Bourbon notes waft up on the finish, kind of boozy, gentle warmth. This is really well crafted, and the barrel aging dances cheek to cheek with the lovely IIPA. Damn near perfect. PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Pretty good example of the style, but it’s really starting to hit home just how horrible the IIPA style is. I mean, at first it was cool to have beers that were hopped beyond belief, but all those hops, with all that booze and heavy body. As Moxie is to soda, IIPA is to beer. So anyway, a big snoot full of citrus and resiny hops at the nose, flavor chewy with the resiny hops, heavy bready/caramel malts, quite bitter at finish but the malts are strong enough to give it balance, if you call a beer this big balanced, which it isn’t, really. sinfull (1655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Amber color. Big , white head . Aroma of caramel malt , wood and hint of pine. Balanced taste with notes of oak , vanilla and molasses. Warming finish. Well hidden alcohol.
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