kramer (5737) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a rather large frothy dark brown head that took forever to subside. The nose is quite roasty and intense with a rather restrained barrel influence and minimal alcohol intrusion. A good bit of bitter chocolate and a dry burnt graininess. The flavor is much like the original version, a little too over-roasted and burnt tasting for my personal preference. At least the barrel influence isn’t overdone at all, in fact, I think that it could even use a bit more bourbon character. It’s been a while since I said that I think. There’s just a light vanilla and charred oak note towards the finish, and no bourbon booziness at all. Medium to full bodied, rather sturdy in it’s mouthfeel with soft fizzy carbonation. Not a bad beer overall, a good bit better than the original for me actually, but far from stellar.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge billowy milk chocolate foam over a dark dark brown body. Aroma is really roasty, chocolate, some whiskey, but little expected vanilla or wood. Taste is heavier on whiskey, splintery oak, wood, lots of chocolate, light roast.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a big dark brown with creamy beige head- massive with big carbonation underneath. Aroma is phenolic with harsh CO2 burn from high carbonation- then bourbon vanilla caramel sweetness, some earthy woody tones on roasted barley bittersweet chocolate and medium fruity plummy esters. Flavor is light chocolate, burnt toast, roast, light ashy coffee, earth, bourbon, wood, toast, vanilla and sweetness. Bitter finish. eh.
jonno (2421) - JAPAN - DEC 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Dasilky’s friend for this. Sweet bourbon nose. Lots of Dark plum. Roasty, medium bodied with the bitterness of the coffee in the finish. Solid stuff though not in the upper echelon.
IndianaRed (3485) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brewforia. Black with a dark tan head. Intense roasted smokey aroma and roasted bitter high IBU flavor. Fairly thin and dry. More body would be a nice improvement. Tasty though and the bourbon/oak is not overpowering.
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 (21924) - 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 (12576) - 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 (4022) - 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 (3137) - 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.