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


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
WABeerFiend (388) - - JAN 16, 2015
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 Label date of 12.30.13. Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 06.04.14. A: 2 finger tan head that retains well. Midnight black body with some red at the bottom. S: Vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate. T: Vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate dominate. Fig, very slight roastiness, and cherry are subtle. M: Creamy silk. Perfect carbonation. Not too chewy, just perfection. O: This is a well rounded BBA stout. It has complexity and is perfectly balanced. There is some alcohol burn on the back end. This is regularly $5.99 to $6.99 in the Seattle area, which is an incredible value. EDIT FOR 2014 EDITION: Bottled 11.04.14. Poured from a bomber into a chalice on 03.14.15. A: Bourbon, mint, oregano, bay leaf, plastic, and some milk chocolate. Wat. A: Midnight black body. 2 finger off white head that recedes to foam and a large ring. T: Mint, plastic, oregano, and bay leaf dominate. Woodiness, slight bourbon, and char are subtle. P: Smooth and creamy, O: This was such a perfect beer last year. The bourbon is barely there now. Mint and plastic dominate and linger forever now. What happened? I thought that my palate was messed up, so I ate some crackers and the same terrible flavor was there in subsequent sips. 3 bottles tasted the same and went down the drain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (487) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Predicable. Yeah, itís very bourbon, but the beer lacks some depth and body. The bourbon flavor is really on showcase here and really isnít what I was looking for... aroma is bourbon with some roasted coffee notes. Taste is mostly bourbon with roasted coffee and faint vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (1116) - Calgary, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Black pour with thick small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon notes, Taste of roasted malts, espresso, sweetened chocolate, caramel, vanilla and a nice subtle bourbon finish. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, well balanced, excellent beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Black pour. Fat beige head. Nice lacing. Coffee, cocoa. Initial bourbon noted that strengthens as it warms and lingers on the palate.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
books2brl (15) - - DEC 27, 2014
Excellent bourbon barrel stout. Good on the pallet and a nice finish. Had it in draft at city tap in DC.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 Awesome stout, huge coffee notes along with a burnt malt flavour - the bourbon barrels give it a bite!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5676) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
12oz tulip glass on tap at Beer Revolutionís Edmonton location pours black in color with a small light brown head which leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate and coffee with some roasted grain notes. Taste is chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain bitterness and citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A well crafted brew that is a good example of the style and definitely recommended.

3.9
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tourette (225) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"My favorite style and even substyle of brew. While this isnít 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 thereís 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 fíd up bottle of the base beer that Iíll never bother with again as long as this one is around."


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