Doomsauce
Lord Hobo Brewing Company

DoomsauceDoomsauce
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American Black Ale
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 3.26%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
From:
Lord Hobo Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
  2
Gots
  1
SCORE
n/a
-
DoomsauceDoomsauce
Notes: Doomsauce has notes of soft, tropical fruits normally found in Boomsauce, but is complimented with a velvety, smooth dark finish. The malts used are Midnight Wheat and Blackprinz. Midnight Wheat is the smoothest black malt available, because you get a slightly sweet, slightly roasty, incredibly clean finish versus any bitter, astringent, or dry flavors. Blackprinz is used for the same reason that Midnight Wheat is, except its just a little more subtle and maybe a hint more of a roasty malt. Adding the black malts are used for the smoothness and not for any bitter or astringent tastes.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8
Photo of smcolw
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lasting beige head which leaves thick ring lace after each sip. The color is deep dark brown where no light passes.

Mild aroma of graham crackers and semisweet chocolate, reminiscent of S'mores.

Rather thin body but perhaps it's enhanced by the higher effervescence. The start has a light unexpected sourness. The malt has a dry, deeply toasted malt flavor. The finish is moderately bitter from hop, not burnt barley. The combination works but doesn't overwhelm.

 466 characters

Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 1/28/2019. Pours hazy/opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, black currant, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, biscuit dough, toasted dark bread, and herbal/floral/grassy/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and black/roast/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, black currant, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, biscuit dough, toasted dark bread, and herbal/floral/grassy/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery hops; and roast/charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, black currant, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, biscuit dough, toasted dark bread, and herbal/floral/grassy/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and black/roast/bready malt flavors; with a great hop/char malt/bitterness balance; and no acrid/astringent hop/roast flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready/sticky, and fairly chalky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.8%. Overall this is an awesome black DIPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and black/roast/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the modestly bitter/resin/charred/drying finish; not overly aggressive/charred on roast. Awesome Ella, Mosaic, Falcolners Flight, Amarillo profile. Extremely juicy and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a perfectly balanced wheat, oat, black, roasted malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness from lingering resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive style example. Hoping for this style to make a comeback sometime.

 2,632 characters

Doomsauce from Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 8 ratings