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


on tap

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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/9/13. 500 ml (I think?) bottle into a tulip glass. A: Pours a very dark red color. The head is a nice looking two finger mocha shade with a good texture. Rock-solid retention and attractive lacing are also present. S: There is a lot of chocolate, along side some cola, honey, and a very subtle herbal component. All the sweetness comes across enjoyably. T: The flavors presented are far more caramel-forward in general than the nose suggested. Despite that, there’s a strong suggestion of sweet cola and faint chocolate to start, before it gradually dries out near the finish. The honey qualities come across both dryly and sweetly. M: At first, it’s a very clean, dry brew, but after a while sweetness will accumulate on the front of the palate (the sides and back remain dry, however). Carbonation is low, which fits its somewhat syrupy nature - but the thinner texture doesn’t, really. O: For about 4 oz, this one truly kicks ass in terms of both drinkability and enjoyment factor. But as soon as the sweetness accumulates, it becomes a little less likable for my tastes. Killing an entire bottle would be difficult, but not unbearable; this is one to share with others. Between this and taking heroin, I’d pick drinking this 11 times out of 10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bozo_skeleton (489) - Grenoble, FRANCE - SEP 1, 2014
Ruby sombre,petit collet de fines bulles. Arômes complexes de caramel, miel, chocolat, pain. Corps bien charpenté, ronde, belle amertume sur le final avec des flaveurs de pruneau. Hummmm

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (488) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bomber; batch #120. Appearance: Finger dark brown head, brown copper color, clear. Aroma: molasses, poppy, honey, fruit (prune), licorice, nutty. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, sweet finish, cloying sweetness. Taste: prune sweetness, into cloying molasses sweetness with hints of licorice and chocolate, finishes is light nutty. Overall, very different, but the balance is a little too sweet for me, but maybe this is mostly due to the vintage. Good in small amounts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6579) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 30, 2014
bottle from pivni galerie. black with a mocha heead; aroma of shortbread and cocoa powder; some burnt bitterness and mint chocolate flavours. clean and drinkable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (287) - Marysville, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
I get choc and a nutty aroma from this brown brew with a small light brown head. I get a choc earthy and a rasin flavor in this medium bodied brew. It has a good carb. Not a bad brew. Did a decent job.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ngejo (232) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 29, 2014
Tap. Black, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malkyore (177) - - AUG 28, 2014
Spectacular! This is a great thing! I stumbled across this beer in my local liquor store and I’m super happy! A scotch ale by Scottish people! Super awesome! There’s so much stuff in this beer and it all goes together so well! Fruity and malty and bitter but not at all over complicated!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krej (91) - USA - AUG 28, 2014
Very good but interesting scotch ale. It kinda looks like a clearer apple cider and tastes a little fruity. Very good though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkam (186) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a medium head. Aroma of malt and honey. In taste malt, coffee, raisins and light note of honey. Beer is full bodied, carbonation at medium level. Bitterness is medium, alcohol noticeable. Quite good beer, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1289) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
(Bottle). The scent is a bit metallic with aromas of caramel, toffee, malt and fruit cake. The taste is soft with flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, fruit cake and caramel. The finish is dry and roasted. A nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATulloch (77) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle from brewdog brewery 2 Ellon. Pours a reddish black with a like tan head which fades. Aromas of toasted malts, treacle and dark chocolate with a slight honey sweetness. Taste is similar with some light smoke and prunes. Nice light honey sweet finish. Pretty good!

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