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RATINGS: 309   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riveraru (1) - Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
Great nose with hints of a Hunapu. Taste like a more expensive beer; good value. A little bit to sparkly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tourette (224) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Dark and thick and complex. Sweet but not too much. The bourbon barrel taste is present but not overwhelming. Surprisingly easy to drink for such a big beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8387) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"My favorite style and even substyle of brew. While this isn’t among the ELITE, it IS pretty damn good, and at $6.99, this is the "everyday" BB stout in this area. Velvety smooth feel, if a little sweet. The aroma would be a 7.5 and the feel an 8.5 if i could do so. The flavor is similar to the aroma but there’s a little tiny offness to the aroma (vegetal) not present in the flavor. Very chocolate/mocha forward with a good dose of vanilla from the barrels and notiecable hops. Pretty nice brew that disappears wuick at nearly 11%. WAAAAY better than the f’d up bottle of the base beer that I’ll never bother with again as long as this one is around."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2007) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2014
22oz bottle: This one pours a opaque, very dark brown color. It has a light brown head, and no lacing. A bit of bourbon to the nose. Some oakiness also. Getting some chocolate malts also, but no sweetness. Some vanilla and roasted malts also. The taste is good. Some bourbon and alcohol flavors. Chocolate, hint of vanilla, some roasted malts and some of the oakiness. Not bitter, but they have balanced out most of the sweetness. Not bad!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samsmith33 (772) - - AUG 9, 2014
Appearance...dark black, above avg tan head. Lasting.Aroma....Whiskey, chocolate and whiskey.Taste...brownie, pecan, vanilla, bourbon. Very tasty.Feel...good pop for a stout. Hearty, Like a meal.A very nice beer, Dogfather; you?ve made me an offer i can?t "ruff"-use.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcamp99 (72) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Toasted aroma with a slightly sweet finish. Caramel with a bitter end. True to the style and worth a try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3976) - Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/24/2012. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, cherry, fig, prune, light char, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, char, molasses, toffee, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Moderate roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, char, toast, molasses, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of robust dark/roasted malt and moderate oak barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, and fairly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice barrel aged imperial stout. All around nice balance and complexity of very robust dark/roasted malt and moderate oak barrel character; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TizzleJizzle (754) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
On tap at World of Beer SMU. Poured a abyss black with a khaki head and some nice lacing. Taste of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, and roasted malts. Medium-high carbonation, thick body. Damn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
htzpah (105) - - APR 26, 2014
So beautiful and pleasant smelling...so disappointing the taste and flavor. Smokiness and bitterness overpowers any sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2014
Ok imperial stout that leans heavily on the barrel taste. Some roast and dark chocolate, with nice dark brown pour with good head and lacing. Finishes with medium bitterness. Tap at Dodge City.

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