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Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
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I got a brew you can’t refuse. The Dogfather is one of the biggest brew we have ever made, weighing in a 10.85% alcohol. 7 malts and 4 hops give it a complex flavor profile. Over 11 month in the making some of the DogFather has been barrel aged. This is a very limited release with only 40 keg equivalents in draft and only 300 case made.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie gives a 3.5. Kind of malty. Got a lot of bitter big bold one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Louis, I’m feeling ya on this one. Not sure if there are quality control issues or what but this was a 99th percentile beer before we had it? Way rough around the edges, all kinds of overdone flavor and aroma components and a good dose of unpleasantness. Didn’t finis the bomber..."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1999) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, brown-black with a brown head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, oak, bourbon and vanilla. Taste of rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, oak and roasted coffee. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
22 oz. Pours a pitch black color, medium-sized small tan head. Aroma was notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, perhaps some bitter coffee notes. Flavor was smooth roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, some woody oak notes. A bit warm to be drinking this, I best it would be great in the wintertime.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1732) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Stout-dark pour with a thick caramel-colored head. It has the usual coffee and chocolate notes with a nice bitter kick at the end that seems more chocolate than coffee or hops.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3183) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Une bouteille partagée. Une robe brune avec une mousse aussi brun. Un nez de tire éponge (celle qui colle au dents). Une bouche puissante d’alcool. Simple et sans envergure. Elle manque de corps. La finale est astringente et n’invite aucunement à reprendre une autre gorgée.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3229) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Merveilleuse mousse brune sur cette robe qui pourrait bien être noire. Je n’ai pas fait très attention à la dentelle. À ce stade-ci, je peux voir quelques traces éparpillées. D’entrée de jeu, les malts se cachent derrière un fût de bourbon bien boisé et des houblons qui me semblent perdre de longs parfums herbacés. La première gorgée n’impressionne pas mes papilles. La seconde et les suivantes placent des saveurs chocolatées et fruitées à la remorque d’un alcool malhabilement aromatisé aux herbes piquantes. En bouche, le liquide a un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement actif et une texture crémeuse. La finale chaude est chocolatée, amère, astringente, piquée et plus ou moins agréable. Vieille bouteille ou simplement pas fait pour moi?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2647) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Thanks to Lee for the bottle. Thick black pour. Roasted malt, chocolate, hint of soy sauce in aroma. Big thick malt body with lots of chocolate and roasted barley. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2042) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Tyler. Black, with only some dark brown at the very top, capped with a lightly frothy layer of mocha cream. Aroma is... unexpected. Musty oak, tart notes of cherry & grape skin with only a mild, hard to find hint of roast behind it all. Smells like it might be infected. Oddly enough, no sign of infection or "tartness" in the flavor at all. Decadent, dark chocolate & fudge, roasted malts, wood, very tame bourbon, dry cocoa powder, & a lightly tannic finish. Small reminders of maple come out with warmth. Literally none of the tart fruit character is present in the flavor. Smooth, pretty creamy body. Very strange how the aroma & flavor are so mismatched... Smelled like it might be infected, tasted very good actually. How is this possible? With the better nose, this would be a very, very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (544) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours jet black, with ample tannish brown head. Aroma is malt with bourbon, beautiful. Taste is heavily of stout and bourbon. Smooth, drinkable, complex, and well blended. Thumbs way up. This one is good.


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