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


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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChtiBreizh (123) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAY 7, 2015
My first scotch ale so no point of comparison. Aroma of dark honey, nuts, licorice. Very siruppy. Sweet but not cloying at all. Dry. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2990) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Decent Scotch ale. Nothing great here. Aroma was alright. Strong malty character with not much else. Pour was a dark brown with an amber hue on the sides with no head. Taste was alright. Strong rich and malty, with roasted caramel, honey and and a slight note of vanilla. Medium carbonation.Very wet and sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
whoisghost (101) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2015
Pours a dark cola colour, with a thin, fast dissipating, off white head. The beer smells of subtle honey and caramel with a ever so slight hint of spice. This beer is so damn malty, as you drink it feels like a new layer of malt is revealed. I can taste the honey, as well as a biscuit flavour in combination with molasses and leather. The mouth feel is pretty special, lots of layers and a long, lingering malt presence. Perfect carbonation for the style - the lack of back end agression allows a nightcap sensibility to shine through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (752) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
On the lighter side of the Scotch Ale spectrum, this subtle complex and rather delicious beer almost seemslike a different style of beer. Sweet yet perfectly balanced and integrated with the help of the heather. Soothing and civilised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hens (687) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2015
O.33L bottle. Dark brown color with small beige top. Bread, raisin and caramel aroma. Sweet kvass at first. Light smoky, very delicious caramel texture. Prune, roasted bread, light coffee flavours. Smoky toffee mouthfeel. Medium bitter finish with nice spices. Very ok drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mario_giri (162) - SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2015
Fast schwarz, kurzer hellbeiger Schaum. Milde Kaffearomen, ganz wenig Honig, süssliche Hefe. Im Antrunk malzsüsslich, Dörrfrüchte, Kaffe, milde Schoggi, dann kommt eine angenehme Bittere die bleibt, etwas Leder, Holz, begleitet von den anderen Aromen, sehr, sehr fein. Recht vollmundig, cremig und trotzdem spritzig, gut gelungen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2790) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
Bottle. Brown color, brown creamy head. Aroma of hazelnut, brown malt and honey. Taste of honey, hazelnut, spice, malts, caramel, anise and butter. Very nice, good scotch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DominikDraak (9) - Rijeka, CROATIA - APR 14, 2015 does not count
Bottle at home. I waited to try this brew for a few months and I wasn’t disappointed. Pours a dark brown, nearly black with a finger of creamy brown head. Head retention and lacing is poor but it is typical for this kind of beer. Aroma is rich and complex. There is a lot of malt, coffe and chocolate aroma with hints of honey. Body is rich,creamy and oily almost like a coffe. Taste is amazing. It starts sweet with some honey, chocolate,dark fruits, then turns malty and bready and ends with slight bitterness. Everything is followed with a constant light coffe flavour which makes you want more and more. Overall: This is a great complex beer from BrewDog supposed to drink only when you are in mood for something like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiedrzensky (266) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2015
Bottle. Dark with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted nuts, malts, some herbs. Taste is honey sweet, chocolate, nuts. Lot of honey and hint of bittery in finish. Medium to full body, creamy texture, flat carbonation. Great beer, well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiereLuc (1122) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Un scotch ale avec du miel! Je n’avais que la MacKroken Flower comme référence. Mais ici, on parle de 10 malts différents. Alors mes papilles devraient en apprendre davantage. Voyons voir... Une robe brunâtre laisse filtrer quelques reflets rubis. Le nez est à la fois fumé et mielleux. En bouche, la bière est... trop froide... je reviens dans 10 minutes. [10 minutes plus tard] HAHAHA, SI VOUS SAVIEZ CE QUI EST S’EST PASSÉ DANS MA VIE AU COURS DES 10 DERNIÈRES MINUTES, VOUS N’EN REVIENDRIEZ PAS! En bout de ligne, j’ai dû partager ma bière avec des quidams trop fiers. J’ai bien aimé le produit. Le contraste sucré / amer est très intéressant. Good stuff all around.

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