Dogfish Head Analog Beer
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Analog Beer is a roasty dry stout brewed with popped Buckwheat from Anson Mills and apple ash. Inspired by Scandinavian cooking traditions and old world techniques, the apple ash for this brew was made over several days with local Honey Crisp Apples from Fifer Orchards, which were literally burnt to ash directly over hardwood and applewood charcoal. The resulting ash was added to the mash, including burning hot apples and embers prepared the morning of brewday. The Italian heirloom buckwheat variety provided by Anson Mills is also a shout-out to rustic farming tradition, and was popped in boiling water before being added to the mash. Analog was then bittered in the kettle with American Columbus hops and fermented with Chico ale yeast. The result is a dry stout with subtle hints of char and smoke which meld beautifully with the bittersweet chocolate notes of black malt and roasted barley. The middle has a hint of acidity while finishing crisp with a slight c02 burn. Analog Beer is the essence of “Analog Beer for the Digital Age”, merging antique methodology with modern taste to create a truly unique and individualistic brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Pours a deep almost black with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of apple, cinnamon, smoked malt, cherries and lightly roast malt. Flavor of apples, cinnamon, toast and roasted nuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Tap at CK for the release. Actually drank this with Sam Calagione no effing joke. Full haze deep ruby to black pour. Medium tan foam with okay lacing. Nose is really quite nice- savory, ancho chilies, roast, cinnamon, some umami coming in. Taste is drained, very thin, easy to drink but a bit minerally/chalky. Palate aerated, a bit overcarbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Chatted with Sam Calagione about this one. He said they added burning apples directly to the kettle, raising a huge plume of steam. Must have been something to see. Got chicory and burnt coffee in the aroma and the flavor. Didn’t detect much in the way of apples. Still a tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Serving: Draft at the brewpub. It pours a very dark brown color. Slight soapy taste with a strong roasted bitterness. Slightly oily on the palate. There is a good bit of lingering earthiness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
brewpub tap. dark sepia, moderate beige head. Autumnal nose: wet earth, leafy, dusty roast. Wish it was more potent. Sweeter flavor shows chocolate and roast before the creamy marshmallow finish. Coating despite light body, very creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours deep, dark drown with a slight tan head. Sweet, roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Taste is smooth chocolate and coffee with a roasted malt aftertaste. Very easy drinking.

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