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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
This year’s Dogfather Imperial Stout will all be aged in charred bourbon barrels. Seven malt varieties and subtle hop additions give it a complex flavor profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7881) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is bourbon, hard roasted malt, sweet caramel, chocolate and vanilla. The flavour is sweet malty with notes of chocolate, vanilla, oak, dark fruit and light liquorice. Long fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, cheesy and dark malty. Dark roasted malty, rather fruity and bourbon smooth. Lingering dark malty, roasted and mild smoked to ashtray touch. Bitter, dark roasted malty and bourbon smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours an opaque black with a creamy light brown head leaving laces. A little wood in the nose, but not distincly Bourbon barrels combined with sweet roast. Solid body, heavy roast, heavy licorice, spicy woody, dark fruits. Again the Bourbon doesn’t really shine through. Still a very solid Impy. Rather malt bitter finish. 170611

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, fruit, coconut, vanilla, and a hint of mint. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights along the outer edges of the glass. It has a creamy three finger light brown head with great retention. The flavor starts with a quick dose of choclolate and coconut. The finish has light-moderate oak, some vinous notes, alcohol (but it doesn’t come across as bourbon),burnt flavors, and a touch of mint. While I’m not getting a lot of bourbon flavors, there is some noticeable alcohol heat. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a solid Imperial Stout that tastes barrel aged, but not necessarily bourbon barrel aged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13420) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Bomber poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of charcoal, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, oak, vanilla, light bourbon and light dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vaniulla, oak, light bourbon and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4923) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Bomber. Beautiful jet with a sticky creamy head the color of cocoa. Nose is sweet vanilla, caramel, and char, topped with a bit too much alcohol aroma. Flavor is chocolate, caramel and toasted nut with bourbon. The bourbon is a bit much at first, but it grows a little more mellow after a while. Finish of espresso and charred wood helps. Heavy body is sticky, with gum-tingling and gut-warming alcohol. The whiskey is a bit too noticeable for my tastes, but there is still a great Impy Stout base underneath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Thanks to Chris for this... dark brown body with a dark tan head... nose of light bourbon with some coffee, not bad... taste is not very good, over-carbonated, ashy, burnt coffee, just terrible... way a bad barrel aged beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2011
22oz. bottle, purchased at Total Wine. Pours a thick black with generous brown head. Aroma is bourbon, sour cherries, roasted malt and wood. Taste is complex, bitter/sweet with bourbon, chocolate, coffee and sour cherries. Finish is quite bitter, with residual chocolate fading to coffee. This is a nice barrel aged imperial stout, the high abv (10.85%) is well hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2011
3/18/11. Bottle shared by mlunger. Smells like sour cherry, cheese, mint, and bleh. Sweet malty flavor with roast, chocolate, coffee, cherry, etc. Eh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2011
Pours an inky oily thick black with a thin dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, some bourbon. Flavor is dark rich and complex. A little bitter from the roast, but also some interesting hop undercurrents adding to the complexity. This was a tasty beer and would probably do well with some

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