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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Dougs 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 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Reviewed on 03-12-12 at Pegs.

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. Its very easy to pick out the rum version versus the regular Rare DOS and its 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 didnt think it was possible. Not sure if Ill ever have it again, but hey, my fingers are crossed!



4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (4380) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2016
22oz from the rotter. Nose is huge barrel character. Soft vanilla and marshmallow. Modest wood tannins and barrel char. Some alcohol on the nose. Soft chocolate and fudge. Alcohol very noticeable as it warms. Black. Small light khaki head. Taste is initially a cocoa and rum cake marriage. Light vanilla with very fruity esters coming through mid palate. Soft dried fruit but not vinous, in a good way. Tatse is very vanilla forward. Modest alcohol warming but never hot. This is why I like barrel aged stouts. Good stuff. The rum really softens the stout character while keeping the chockateband mellowing the harsher flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skullgeorge (77) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 22, 2016
Shared at the Hoppy Pub at the courtesy of Rouhlas, thanks Nick ! Pours dark, almost black with a brown head. Aroma of Roasted malts, rum, coffee and some dark fruits. Amazing taste with rum, coffee, bitter chocolate, some fruit. Licorice. Silky mouthfeel and so enjoyable long aftertaste...What a great beer !

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (4128) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours a pitch black, headless beer with a great aroma of rum and molasses, dark chocolate. Flavor starts off with a big chocolate base, sweet molasses but finishes with a big rum character,, spicy sweet and a bit of weirdness. Have a feeling that the rum unbalances the beer a little bit, but still the scale is tipping to the awesomeness. Quite flat in the mouthfeel, finishes long and sticky sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1517) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (6237) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (2515) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2897) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (4125) - Alingss, 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

4.7
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (8231) - 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.


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