I've had a few barrel aged IPAs, I can't call all of them but I've had more than a couple and I've had barrel aged barley wines and they're iffy at best often. So lets just say going into Doom I was expecting to have an "experience" but mostly I was just ticking off a sorta hard to get beer from a brewer with imo a less than stellar record on their beers sold in large format bottles. All that said and my expectations being I'd hate this beer....HOLY CRAP this is good. Easily one of the best beers I've had this year and honestly hands down the best beer in this series by founders, CBS mind you imo is maybe their worst stout (which isn't an insult in that company) but really I've been debating just giving up on founders expensive ass bottles but I've been sold on this one. The only problem is I'm not sure I'll be able to get another bottle. A huge tip of a cap and cheers to the brewers for this one!