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


on tap

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RATINGS: 508   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.

thearmi's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thearmi (30) - Riga, - JUL 2, 2012
Mild, but very pleasant aroma. Mostly you can feel coffee and roast. Dark, almost black in color with a hint of amber-brown. Some nice foam in the beginning but they dissolve very quickly. The taste is rather sweet, with a little bitterness in the finish as well as with some feel of alcohol. Low level of carbonation. Overall, this beer was excellent and I enjoyed it very much. One of the best I’ve ever tasted and in my TOP3 of Brewdog’s ales.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4854) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Quick dissipating beige foamy head atop an opaque deep brown body. Nose of smokey malt. Very good body. Considering I’m not a huge Scottish fan but this is great stuff. Flavour has it all - mellow wooden cask, vanilla, nice toasty malt, brown sugar and smoke. Very nice. Congrats!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4854) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle.Black colour with small head.Aroma is malty and creamy with flavor of caramel and sweet fruits,also nots of honey and herbs,nice and well balanced type of beer and nice smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (198) - POLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle, bb 20.04.2016. Pours dark ruby-colored beer with large, beige head. Aromas of dried fruits, lots of sweetness. Quite sweet, with distinct flavors of fruits, malty, caramel notes. Full-bodied, with well hidden alcohol. Very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Achel (239) - GREECE - SEP 28, 2015
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is thick malty and smooth roasted malty, light caramelish, bitter and roasted. Ends dry and bitter, breadish and roasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (571) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle, 65cl. Opaque dark brown with a frothy brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dried fruits, honey, alcohol. Medium to robust bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Thin and oily, low swetness and bitterness. Fiery malt character with an earthy finish. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (300) - MEXICO - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle, 650ml. A dark ruby beer with a small brown head. Aroma is of scotch, alcohol, firewood, spices and dried fruits. Taste is bitter with a strong malt and firewood aftertaste. Medium to roboust bodied with some carbonation and astringency. Double aftertaste of wood. Another good one from BrewDog.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1576) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
Pours a clear dark almost inky brown with little to no head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, light alcohol, light chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste is caramel, sweet nutty milk chocolate, weak coffee, light dark dried fruits and a nice balanced alcohol warming into the finish. Balanced and complex and a nice after dinner sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2831) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle. Booths, Ilkley. Poured into a Delirium Noel glass. (It’ll not be long). Clear, chestnut brown. Film of beige head. Vine fruit, and light roasted coffee grinds. Some nutty milk chocolate. Hint of liquorice. Smells good. Taste is fruity, vinous sweet. Soft, ripe fruit skin, bitterness. A bit earthy. Smooth palate, that’s feels under the ABV. Finishes fruit stone bitter. Nice one. A bit earthy maybe, but I did like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kurczako (110) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2015
Niesamowite piwo. Fantastyczny aromat czekoladowo-alkoholowy. W smaku nuty torfowo-wiśniowe, do tego gorzka czekolada. Świetne odczucie w ustach, piwo jest gęste, zalepia kubki smakowe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3536) - 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.

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