Doomsauce is an American Black Ale by Lord Hobo Brewing Co. that balances floral, pine, and resin hops with brown bread, roast, and dark chocolate.

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Doomsauce is an American Black Ale that’s brewed by Lord Hobo Brewing Co.. For the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a nonic pint glass from a 16 oz. can.

Packaging art for the Doomsauce by Lord Hobo Brewing Co.

Packaging art for the Doomsauce by Lord Hobo Brewing Co.

What You Need to Know

Doomsauce is a variant of Lord Hobo’s flagship DIPA, Boomsauce. It adds a pair of darker malts to the recipe to give its black color and roasty, dark chocolate flavors. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.


Doomsauce pours a nearly-opaque mahogany hue that shows only a hint of cola brown at the edges when held to the light. The ale is topped by a thick cap of rocky tan-colored foam that shows excellent retention. The head’s reduction leaves small patches of sticky residue on the glass.

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The aroma is pungent with hoppy resin and pine. Browned bread appears in the background as well.


The palate is hop-forward and places a mild bite of floral hops on the front of the tongue. The tasting then transitions through brown bread and spikes with a blast of floral hops, pine, and a little resin. Their bitterness lingers through the finish and is rounded out with coffee roast, more browned bread. It’s sweetened slightly with notes of dark chocolate, caramel, and tropical fruit.

Label art for the Doomsauce by Lord Hobo Brewing Co.

Label art for the Doomsauce by Lord Hobo Brewing Co.


The body is relatively smooth with a clean and crisp finish. The body is medium with matching carbonation and is dry throughout. The alcohol lends a mild warmth.


Doomsauce looks lovely in the glass. The aroma is also quite lovely and remains persistent through the tasting. The palate has an amazing flavor, isn’t overly complicated, and is layered nicely. The feel is spot on and makes this brew really quite easy to tilt back.

Overall, Doomsauce is another outstanding brew from Lord Hobo and very much a must try.

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