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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2009
[Vintage 2008] Tap @ Barleywine and Big Beer Fest... Poured black with a thin head. A lot of coffee and mocha flavors as it finished with a malt and dry hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Picked up a single 22-oz bomber from liquid solutions in Oregon. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates to a fine film and no ring. Aroma of dark molasses, rum, a hint of raisins, dark chocolate, vanilla and even a touch of licorice. Taste is full bodied, with flavors of dark chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, and a hint of pine. Finish has a slight metallic texture with some black licorice and dark chocolate aftertaste. Some alcohol warmth comes out after the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Courtesy of Skyview. Black color with a large head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, wintergreen and a bit of chocolate. Not a kosher taste... asphalt, hair gel, green pepper and charcoal. Reminded more than one of us of Footbalm’s Mikkeller Black rating.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a nice jet black with a mammoth frothy deep tan head. Nose is black licorice and some light bourbon. Taste is strong with whiskey/alcohol. Some decent malt flavors with small hop hints. A decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle shared by goldtwins. Deep black beer. Creamy dark brown head. A lot of big licorice aroma as well. Tons of soft cocoa and a bit of rich salty aroma as well. There is a little bit of sourness underneath a strong espresso roasty component. Finishes quite dry and roasty with a hint of tartness as well. Lightly tarry and ashy on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle shared by goldtwins: (Thanks Larry!) Pours near opaque with a deep khaki head. Lightly tarry aroma with some chocolaty malt character, Slick and warming body. Some odd phenols- a touch of plastic upfront salty, tar, roast and chocolate are all evident. The finish is heavily roasted and bitter (both roasted & hop bitterness). Solid, but a bit simple/typical.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Poured black for the most part with a beige head and brown oily legs. Sweet roasted malt aroma with dry cocoa and some fruitiness. Dry cocoa flavor with a big sweet roasted malt. Dry finish. Medium bodied and warming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Thanks to goldtwins for sharing - nearly black pour, with an impressive ring of foam - semi-tart, nearly tannic aroma, with a little roast, and light hints of smoke - tastes a bit roasty and medium sweet - it has a bitter, nearly spicy kick to it - a tartness through the middle which works quite well with the roasted malt flavors - a slight alcohol kick on the back end - pretty nice.

3.8
   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.

3.3
   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!


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