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

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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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The truth. You don’t want to hear the truth. The truth’s no longer out there bubba. Just chicken ass lies. Become a Dogma Disciple. Believe in the birds and the bees. Act crazy, be heavily armed at all times and scream in German.

Dogma is an indulgent, decadent and encapsulating scotch ale brewed with 10 different types of malt all blended together with Scottish heather honey. Soak up the sweet nectar like a jackrabbit on heat.

This beer is not cool. You may think it is, but that is just a beautiful lie fabricated by clowns and gypsies.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle, slightly over date. Hazy red amber, golden lacing cream. Big heather perfume and flowery honey aroma, blueberries, herbs. Body has become dry, but still full and with a chewy center. Lovely herbal notes, pine needles, bog myrtle, juniper - the guerana note is there, but I cant claim I taste poppy or kola nut. - would be interesting to taste side by side with a fresh brew to see how the spaces change over time. Unusual and quite interesting brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Hazy copper color. 2 inch frothy beige head. Good scotch ale aroma, characteristic of the style but strong. Woody, caramel, oak aromas. Flavor is the same with a stone (mineral) and lichen finish. Mediocre for the style and the style sucks unless your from Scotland of course, or a Scottish fan boi!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neur0 (818) - GERMANY - AUG 5, 2012
(tap) farblich schwarz, mit hellbrauner schaumkrone. Riecht sehr roestig, etwas malzig umd schwer. Der geschmack ist weich, fast nur roestaroma und breit bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1204) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 1, 2012
big malty and spicy aroma, some notes of sugary honey, but overall bitter with obvious hops and spices. Very surprising and good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
CBC. Tap, 110512. Brown with beige. Aroma of malt. Flavour with caramel, spices and fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4407) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2012
RBESG ’12, Bratislava. Grand Tasting at Richtar Jakub. 33cl Bottle. Dark brown colour, off white head. Aroma is sweet, toffee, light hoppy, some chocolate, light roast. Flavour is similar with a good hoppy finish, sticky toffee. Medium-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (3788) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2012
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Rerate:
At the Magic Beer Room... great... managed to forget I’ve had it and didn’t check. So yay, a rerate. Dark amber-brown body with a small off white head. Very sweet, slightly sticky malt dominated aroma, rosehip (must be the flowery note I’ve had last time). The taste is remarkably not exceedingly sweet, even slightly mild, if obviously malt-driven, fresh, with some coffee and, again, rosehip. Roasty finish. Staying with these numbers.

Old rating:
RBESG 2012 GT, guess this was available at the pub... dunno. Anyway, it poured a dark amber-brown body, off white head. Light malty roasty nose, flowery. Dry taste, sweetish, roasty, smooth, coffee, something nice.... Not a bad beer overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
a good, solid scotch ale from brewdog. really solid black and the honey is detectable both on the nose and in the taste. enjoyable but not really sessionable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3185) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 23, 2012
Dark brown, small broken head. Toffee, roast, concentrated fruit. Sweet toffee, roasted, rye. Good amount of hops. Sweet and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (3816) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2012
Bottle from Beer Planet web shop. Dark golden color with medium white head. Aroma of honey, pine, bitter hops, citrus, caramel. Taste, grapefruit, lemon, oranges, honey, pines, floral hops. Long bitter finish. Nice. Rating is based on notes from 2/2012.


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