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Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Non Barrel Aged


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (10198) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 5, 2009
Courtesy of After4ever, thanks Tom. It is pitch black with a dark brow, huge, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, light ashes, wood and citrus. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, chocolate, light licorice, dark fruit, light soy sauce/salt, wood, citrus and the finish has a dry, roasted bitterness. It is very nice indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBunker (956) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is of dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, spice, and grain. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, and alcohol. There is a slight, but nice hop presence underneath all the roasted malt and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick, but also very buttery and smooth. Alcohol burn is very harsh after each sip. Body is medium and very carbonated. This one came off more like a foreign stout than an imperial stout to me. Not very drinkable, but still a very tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5013) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2009
Thanks IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours dark black with a khaki head. Nose is alcohol, malt, coffee, cinnamon, spice, chocolate, earth, and some dark fruit. Flavor starts with roasted malt, coffee, and is closely followed by spice, and some sense of dark fruit. Lots of roasty malt character. Medium bodied with coffee bitter in the finish. Yellow laces the glass: Interesting beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bomber courtesy of ditmier. I love the label and the name. Very cool. Pours with a deep dark brown core and with less deep brown edges to go along with a mocha colored head. The aroma is chocolate, some molasses, a bit of roast and coffee. A big draw brings lots of coffee and a sense of booze. Yum. The taste starts with roasty malts that turn toward burnt malts, chocolate malts and molasses. A sense of booze is noticed midway. It gets a bit more molasses like into the finish with coffee notes in tow. Very nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2009 Powerfully dark, espresso head, four fingers tall, rising like baked bread falling very very slowly. Simple burnt grain aroma. Strong malt, lots of refreshing west coast hops, no hint of alcohol here. This is much more like what I think of an Imperial Stout to be: Take a stout, dry and malty, and intensify it. Its about time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8280) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
courtesy of ibrew2or3 Pours black, tan head, light golden lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and light bittering hops. Taste, roasted malts, coffee is just well present, light bitter chocolate and hops in the finish

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcohoarder (34) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2009
2008 from a 22 oz bottle. What a great beer! Tried it in a tasting with Full Sail Imperial Porter and Pike Entire and it was the clear winner. Coffee and chocolate on the nose with some fruit thrown in for good measure. Nice mouthfeel with espresso and bitter chocolate flavors and slight bitter finish. Excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle shared by MaxxDaddy. Aroma has alcohol, licorice, bitter black malts. Creamy flavor, charcoal, lots of carbonic acid, bitter roast. Tough to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Taster 2009 Washington Cask Beer Festival- Seattle, WA
Aroma: Huge dark malt aroma with chocolate and coffee lingering.
Appearance: Black in color, clear (if you can see through black) with a thin head.
Flavor: Big Flavor. The Chocolate and coffee comes through this is not your small Impy this grows on you.
Palate: Dry coffee finish, with a good Mouthfeel.
Overall: Great brew this was a tasty brew. I wish I had a few bottles of this to store for the long run.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5418) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Thanks to Skyview for this one. Roasted malt. Considerable hops. Black. Thick and heavy on the palate. The hops work well. There are not many imperial stouts like this and it is very well done.


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