DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Head was twice as big as the beer on a careful pour. Head was brown. Beer was dirty dark brown. Nose has nice cocoa and vanilla notes, bourbon, but maybe a touch of vegitalness. Flavors had some roasted nut qualities, even some saltiness...cocoa and coffee too, but the bourbon notes are kind of restrained....though it does round out the body to make it somewhat luscious in the mouth. Alcohol is heating...still get a little bit of vegital notes, but they’re not too offensive.
anders37 (18740) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Brouwers, Seattle, WA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate and licorice flavor with some barrel hints. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate finish with hints of licorice.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of green hoppiness, earth, grapefruit, chocolate, and roasted grain. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, earth, oak, chocolate, and bourbon with a dry, bitter finish.
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - 22 oz) First off, great label. Dark black with a ton of tan foam that stays fluffy and lasts for a long time. Big bourbon flavor that disappears quickly for a huge roasted malt nose. Flavor is roasted malt and chocolate at the start but then the smooth bourbon flavor sneaks up and really blends well with it. The oak isn’t as present as in other bourbon aged beers, but I really like the bourbon flavor more. Smooth and tasty.
Palidor19 (3038) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this beer is a completely different monster than the regular dogfather. its smooth and dark with a rich oily, malty presence . has a ton of rich alcohol and lots of cocoa and bourbon flavor. the other dogfather was sour by design but this retain none of that.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is typical for the style with oak, whiskey. alcohol, molasses, chocolate, and coffee. The appearance is dark brown with a large tan head. The taste is like the aroma with an astringent bitter finish. The palate is thin for the style. Overall I am not that impressed it’s just an average beer.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had 10 oz draft at the 5th year anniversary party. Poured solid black with a frothy brown head. Aroma of mild bourbon, fruit, toffee, berry, some alcohol. Taste has lots of rich dark roasted malts that subdue the bourbon a little bit. Very silky smooth, some alcohol and bitterness in the finish.
jtclockwork (10305) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s thanks to jcwattsrugger. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of wood, mocha, chocolate, roasted malts and light bourbon.
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Gigantic pour of thick black beer with a towering pile of brown, tight foam on top. The aroma is as thick as chocolate milk with a stinging whiskey tinge. This drinks with an airy body (even the glass is lighter than you think it’d be). But the flavor is rich with complexity, licorice, plum, cabernet, and the requisite whiskey kick. Beautifully exquisite. (#3962, 8/7/2010)
Travlr (14772) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Dark maroon, massive brown ice-cream-cone style head, solid lacing. Aroma of wood-fired pizza oven. Taste is smoky, lots of wood, some milk chocolate. OK.