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Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (2641) - 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.

2.9
   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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1949) - , 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 didn’t like it as much as I had hoped.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3307) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (1217) - , 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 I’ve 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (967) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 25, 2015
On tap @ Rattle ì’n Hum NYC. Marrone, scura, quasi nera con schiuma beige fine e persistente. aroma intenso, tostato, di caffè e cacao, legno, vaniglia e torba. gusto dolce amabile all’ingresso, note di cioccolato, vaniglia e liquore. tostatura e luppolatura erbacea rendono piacevolmente amaro il finale. Calda, corposa, poco carbonata e rotonda. equilibrata ed armonica.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdrinker79 (1861) - Idaho, USA - JUL 18, 2015
22 oz bottle, PDT 11/14/14- Pours black with a tan head that retains nicely. Aroma is bourbon, unique wood aroma here, strong, malt, roasted. The taste is similar, odd wood taste, bourbon is noticeable but not intruding, dark berries, red wine like, almost tart, like some unintended bugs got in there. Different.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (1212) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. The pour is black. The aroma is an odd sour bourbon. The taste is also a little off, the stout even seems a little thin. Kinda boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkover (1532) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma and taste of boubon and sweet chocolate. Finish is a little bitter. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (199) - Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Poured a dark brown to black colour with a toffee head that left lacing. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate, roasted coffee, and warm bourbon. Taste is coffee upfront with soft notes of chocolate and burnt malts with the encompassing hints of bourbon. Medium full bodied with moderate carbonation and an assertive malt bitterness. Definitely a sipping beer. Strong bourbon notes are a feature which seems inviting on the nose, but aggressive on the tongue. Very boozy and quite a one timer.


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