Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Brewed with ten different types of malt, and blended together with Scottish heather honey, it is a pantheon to the gods of intricacy and nuance; a beer that celebrates a confluence of ideas. History is written by the victors, and Dogma is Scotch Ale triumphant; evolved.
Complex, indulgent and encapsulating, Dogma gives more than a cursory nod to history, to make you ponder the very nature of beer itself.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2015
BrewDog’s modern approach to the old wee heavy (Scotch) style, at their new pub in Brussels, thanks to Craftmember for sharing. Lightly lacing, creamy, dense, egg-white head of medium thickness on top of a misty, very dark burgundy coloured beer, almost blackish in appearance (and therefore darker than usual for the style), but not quite. Pleasant, clever and elegant aroma of candied cherries, home made caramel, dried banana, ’raisin bread’, beef stock, bayleaf, roasted shallot, hint of black olives, medium dry sherry. Sweet and candyish, but nowhere cloying onset, baked banana and raisins all around, soft carbo with a full, very smooth, soft mouthfeel, resinous, caramelly maltiness with a chocolatey edge and some honeyish sweetness, pleasantly bittersweet ending with toasted malt bitterishness and subtle, earthy hops allowing the malt character to shine, as is custom for the style; some subtle umami-like flavours linger as well. More complex, more ’upholstered’ and more ambitious than the average Scotch from more traditional breweries, but still with a great deal of respect to this old style. Probably among the best wee heavies I had so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (514) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
That’s a lovely beer, very impressed. Ruled by the malts of course, with a nutty edge, dried fruits, plums, with a boozy touch. Very dark brown, tiny head. Really good, chewy body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7540) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2015
odd combo of fruit and nut on the nose, with a hint of smoke underneath. good body, with a little leather and flowery hops in there as well. solid unique brew. the honey is more in the finish than anywhere else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
20107589 (561) - randers, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
appear very dark brown with a small white head. coffee, exotic fruit and caramel aromas, taste medium sweet medium bitter. average carbonation, medium bodied. light bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yy0pp (971) - - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle. Clear deep brown color with tiny beige head. Aroma - Toffee, caramel, grass. Taste - Medium sweet, dark fruit, caramel, coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bubeer (147) - - SEP 7, 2015
Dark mahogany. Medium brown head with medium retention. Banana, vanilla, hazelnut and blackcurrant in the nose (a bit of coffee). Good bitter/sweet balance. Slightly oily texture. Full body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8534) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2015
From tap. Dark amber colour with an off-wjite head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, hops, fruit, bitterness, spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2015
On tap at BrewDog Helsinki. Dark brown colour. Complex molasses and candy aroma. Semi-sweet, malty flavours. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anfractuosity (260) - - AUG 28, 2015
Extremely dark brown in colour. Highly enjoyable, not overly strong in terms of alcohol too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steven_B (20) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2015 Bottle. Pours a very deep brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is of treacle, chocolate and toffee. Taste is sweet that moves into a bitter finish. The body of the beer is a lot thinner than expected but doesn’t detract from it’s enjoyment.

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