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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2009
22 ounce bottle from ditmeir. Pour pitch black with a dense, long lasting, brown head. There’s some oak, bakers chocolate, roast and tar. My sniffer is kind of jacked up, so... wait...wait...there it is. Very nice. This thing has a big ole yummy flavor. Mostly chocolate, there’s a dry oak component, and it bitter as hell. I really like this. Medium body and easy to drink. A little bit of oil. I really like this one. I noticed there’s a bourbon barrel aged version. I bet its great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2009
22oz. bomber, with thanks to both SuzyGreenberg and ditmier for bonus bottles, appreciate it guys! Pours a very dark brown/black with a large tan head. Aroma is roasty, with bittersweet chocolate, caramel and some faint pine and citrus hops. Flavor is sweeter, with more hops presence, along with more roast and light chocolate. A nice effort, but doesn’t seem to quite come together. Thanks again to both Ben and Eric!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Bottle from 5000. Bottle. Black pour wtih a fairly small head. Aroma is roated malt with some chocolate. Flavor has some chocolate but finishes with some weird medicinal properties. A bit astringent. Still a pretty good beer, but not quite what I expected. Oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2009
22 oz bottle provided by HomeBrewHawk. Pour is black brown, hazy, with a smallish tan head. Aroma of muted cocoa chocolate maltiness. Nose is a little acidic, with a little bit of sharpness. Taste is syrup fruit sweetness, milky lactic coffee, with acidity that lingers. Palate is medium and coating, featuring a long long finish. The sum of the parts come together to build a better beer than I would have expected. Thanks for bringing this one Pete!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
22oz bottle from 5000, thank you Andre. Very dark and thick pour, had a nice chocolate head. Roasty, coffee aroma. Very smooth and easy to drink, mild bitterness in the finish, pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Black body with an orange and tan colored head. The aroma was raisins and milk chocolate. There was also some pancake character. The taste was coffee and pancakes. There was also some syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Name: Dogfather
Date: November 22, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Liquid Solutions
Appearance: black, wispy brown head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate enhanced by a dark caramel and vanilla sweetness
Body: big creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, lots of black oak bitterness, vanilla sweetness comes back to balance, dark chocolate comes in rich and strong, bourbon mixes in with the chocolate for the perfect finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Bottle,this poured a dark brown almost black with hints of chocolate and coffee roasted malts and had quite a bitter finish overall it was ok but i have had better.CHEERS!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
I definitely couldn’t refuse this one for $3.99 a bomber. But then I thought "BA RIS for four bucks? This beer has to suck." But It’s pretty decent. Pours opaque blackish brown with a thick and lacy tan head. Coffee, chocolate and molasses nose, with just a bit of pine. Creamy full body and fine carbonation. Bittersweet taste of coffee, dark chocolate, raisin vanilla custard. Smoky, almost ashy espresso finish, with a bit of pine going along for the ride.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2009
(22oz. bottle) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, coffee, light pine, and soy. Flavor of roasted malt, soy, and coffee with a creamy mouthfeel and a bitter finish.

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