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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
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.

emerica56's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 12, 2010
Pours a thick tan head on top of a dark black brew. The nose is full of roasted almond, chocolate malt, roasted coffee, and malted milk. as you sip on it you can really taste the chocolate and coffee as they coat the sides of your mouth. there is an initial hop bitter bite but nothing too intense. There is a lot of flavor in this brew but nothing really popping out of it. overall it has great carbonation and i like the coating it leaves on your tongue and palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1423) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, light tart and chocolate. Taste is rich deep malts, toffee, caramel and dark chocolate. Light tart and dark sugars round out the experience. Appearance is black with a medium brown head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (708) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, licorice, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate and oak. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, dark fruit and oak with a dry, warming bourbon finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1337) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2016
22 oz. bottle from friends. Fairly dense, black pour on this one. Looks standard. Surprisingly, Iím get a fruity chocolate aroma. I only get hints of it, but it is akin to an amalgamation of raisins and strawberries. Weird things are happening with my nose. Hints of vanilla, oak, bourbon, syrup, and coffee come through. Graham cracker is there, too. Tastes of roast, bourbon, soft oak, dark fruit, pine hops, and a lite chocolate syrup. Now that Iím in better light, and topping off my cup, the appearance doesnít seem as dense as I thought. Good stuff here, and itís actually consumable, which for some imperial stouts these days, especially barrel aged varities, isnít guaranteed. Good stuff, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle - Sweet bourbon and some almost some sweet basil notes. Dark deep brown with a light brown head. Nice sweet bourbon notes and some herbal sweet hops. Agreat American version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from Super Deli Mart, Seattle; bottled 11/12/15
Black color, with generous and compact head. Very nice aroma, there is also some ammonia and cheese rinds. Delicious chocolate flavor, moderately sweet, with elegant notes of vanilla, tobacco, cocoa nibs, walnuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (2942) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Translucent black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, herbal hops, and strong anise.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pagvan229 (14) - panama city beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Very little aroma to nothing, it pour was black with little head, taste of coffee- chocolate-no bourbon taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (2019) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a frothy tan head. Various flavor notes including coffee, chocolate, smoke and dark fruits. Also seemed to have a bit of a milk stout lactose sweetness and sourness as well. Kind of weird combo of flavors. This is good but didnít like it as much as I had hoped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3705) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Dark black pour, minimal head. Body is a bit thin, but all other characteristics are right on. Gentle aroma leads into richer and fuller taste, tons of roast grains. BBA elements a bit muted, but still a pretty solid RIS. One of the better ones from Idaho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Foamy dark tan head lingered for a solid 5 minutes with great lacing... expected black brew. Nose has quite a bit of oak and whiskey notes that when cold dominated the dark malts and fruits.. this brew needs warmth to really shine. With warmth, coffee and cocoa start to come out alot more. Flavors are pretty much the same as the aromas but they emerge a little sooner, but it still needs to really warm up to allow the malts to help balance the heady wood and bourbon. Body seems a bit more thin compared to bottles of the regular Iíve had in the past. If my predictions are accurate, the bottles of these are going to need some time to meld.. but this was pretty enjoyable off tap.

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