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BrewDog Original Dogma

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Bottle: Filtered.
Previous sold as Speed Ball.
A strong ale, brewed with guarana, Californian poppy, kola nut and Scottish heather honey. A conspiracy of trans-continental ingredients infused with some devastatingly BrewDog imaginative thinking.

klas' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klas (385) - - JUL 23, 2012
caramel, nuts, alcohol aroma.red, clear, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, long finish. Quite good. Maybe a bit to strong (7.8% ABV).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFF (51) - - NOV 28, 2015
Liquide noir, mousse blanche et un mélange bizarre d’amertume et de sucre. Probablement le guarana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pityu (294) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottled - Black colour, medium creamy tan head, good retention. Chocolate and slight coffee aromas, some herbal notes, alcohol and cough syrup. Taste is bitter, some cocoa, cough syrup and floral hops. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, dry roasty finish. Exciting ale but not my favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Rated on 8-30-2015 (Bottle best before 11-09-2015) The aroma is honey, herbs and spices. The flavor mimics the aroma. This beer’s mouthfeel is smooth and this is a medium bodied beer. This beer is very quaffable with a very good flavor. It is worth trying and is a beer I would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 30, 2015
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy light brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and a fair lacing. The nice aroma was mild medicinal spicy dark malt herb and burnt malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of mild medicinal cloves spices herbal burnt malt and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts, caramel, clove, light earthiness. Taste is medium body malts with a light roastiness, creaminess and slight earthiness. Finishes relatively smoothly with pretty good malt/hop balance. Appearance is a dark black with a medium head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wazzawazza (60) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2015
Delicious. Had a blocked nose but still managed to pick up good scents of honey and chocolate. Very smooth going in, gentle head that dissipates quickly. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2014
22.4 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 7/16/2015. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, honey, cola, herbal tea, light pepper, light chocolate, plum, pear, apple, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, spices, and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, honey, cola, herbal tea, light pepper, light chocolate, plum, pear, apple, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light amount of herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, brown bread, nuttiness, honey, light fruits, herbal, floral, grass, light chocolate, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, spices, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced brown ale. All around very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt, spices, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper, taste is sweet and malty, light smoky toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7875) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
interesting spiced ale, kind of in a class of it’s own, though the clover honey is the main player in the aroma and flavor. i’m assuming the other aroma and flavor is larely kola nut, and you get a nice malt bse and a touch of hops as well. the originally very pleasing aroma and flavor grew a little tiresome as the beer reached room temp. very nice as a sampler, decent as a whole brew."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
belgis (330) - - SEP 13, 2014
Burnt aroma bit of boils vegetables.well taste is strange.not sure what it is but after more sips feels too much.

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