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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Dougs Original Stout aged in Rum Barrels

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1670) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2016
On-tap at Pegs. Originally reviewed March 9, 2012. Quite black with a nice dark khaki/mocha head. Sticky without much retention. Nose has strong barrel notes of vanilla and oak. Rum is secondary, which is good because I dont love the rum aroma. Good chocolate behind everything. Really smells quite wonderful. Rum is definitely more prominent in the taste. Sweet rum flavor with less barrel. Some vanilla and oak, but mostly rum. Chocolate and some bitterness. Good finish from the stout, but the rum lingers for a bit too long making it seem hot. Tingly alcohol without being too boozy. Low carbonation. The lingering rum flavor is a bit unpleasant, though. I dont think this is anywhere near as good as Rare DOS, but Im in the minority. I find that the rum detracts more than it adds.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (6343) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle @ Its raining cats and whales tasting: Served in a taster: Black beer. Brown head. Nose of wood, taninne, roast, vanilla, rum... Flavours of roast, earthy tints, wood, some chocolate, light rum, light vanilla... Aftertaste is bitter, roasty, wood and chocolate... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (2551) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2016
Zwart bier met een goede bruine schuim kraag. Ruikt rum, alcohol, geroosterd, vanille. Smaakt vanille, alcohol burn, geroosterd, koffie, chocolade.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (3153) - GREECE - MAR 28, 2016
650 ml bottle shared with friends at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with small beige brown head. Malty aroma, light roasted, rum, wood, dark dried fruits, chocolate, licorice, vanilla. Sweet and light bitter like aroma with some coffee addition. Full silky body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (4191) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2015
bottle shared by and with a friend. together with rare dos. poured a dark pitch black colour with a nice tanned head on top. nose is clear rum notice, dark roasted malts, sticky dark chocolate, oak, coconut. lots of rum when this warms up. taste if way fuller bodied compared to the rare dos, sticky toffee, i love rum barrel aged stouts. and this is really well balanced. mouthfeel is one of the thicker stouts from cycle. this one is on a tie together with the tuesday as my favourite cycle stout! lovely

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tsekouratos (603) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - SEP 18, 2015
Ok, maybe the best beer Ive tried so far, not cause its better than any other beer but I really like Rum, and the wedding of Imperial Stouts and Rum in this one is amazing!!!!! 650 ml bottle shared at a RB tasting session in Chania, Crete. Pours a pitch black color with a thin brown head. Aroma is super intense, with chocolate, rum, vanilla, caramel, and oak. Taste is sweet but not cloying, with chocolate, rum, vanilla, caramel, biscuit, freshly baked bread, some plums on the back, GOD this is amazing!!! The aftertaste is just long till you have another sip!!! Medium to full body with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (8588) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2015
Shared bottle at Crete RB tasting at Antons place. Pours black with a small creamy tanned head. Strong aroma, roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee and rum. Taste is the same, complex dark roasted malts, some nice herbal notes and lovely smooth liquorice, minty long hoppy finish. Lovely complex IS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1581) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle thanks to Justin a trade a while back. Pour is rick black with a thin ring of tan foam. Also many slowly rising small bubbles. Aroma is rich and boozy with loads of rich chocolate malt, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, and liquor. Flavor is rich and sweet with liquor notes coming through strong. Not much alcohol burn, but the rum is apparent. Vanilla, chocolate, rum. The palate is a little thin but this is really nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (2008) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
75cl bottle @Dangerous Bottleshares 7.0 thanks to Baron! Pours a pitch black with a medium sized, brown head. Nose is sweet with plums, rum, figs, prunes, tobacco, cinnamon, chocolate and some roasty malts.Taste is very sweet with caramel, vanilla, prunes and "brunsviger". Cinnamon, roasty sweet malts, slight licorice, some cigar. Really really nice! Fat, full body and average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (2769) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottle Share 7.0. Thanks for sharing guys! Pitch black pour with a small tan head. Nose has loads of rhum notes, raisins, molasses and some spices. Taste is rhum forwarded, spices, vanilla, molasses, dark dried fruits, savory notes, chocolate. So smooth and easy drinkable, ABV is well hidden.

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