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Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
Non Barrel Aged

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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.

   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. It’s about time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9348) - 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

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5808) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Black with a frothy light brown head. Nice blackened malt, sweet dark pit fruit aromas. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Deep roasty black malt flavor with sweet prune pit fruits to balance. Simple, but very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2009
[Bottle] shared at Skyview’s Lex/Larp Cellars Farewell. Pours black with a large tan head. Aroma is harsh roasted malts, tar, and fusel alcohols. Flavor is really harsh, with lots of asphalt, charcoal, and bitter chocolate. Astringent mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Nice nose of roasted and burnt malts, some sweet bourbon notes are extremely light but can be picked up when it warms. Bitter chocolate too perhaps. Pours almost black with a really nice meringue brown head that sits atop the beer for ever. Lots of roast and coffee notes in the initial flavors. Earth and burnt malts follow along with some underlying sweetness that is somewhat like vanilla from the touch of barrel aging. Lots of dry earthy roast and bitterness lingers in the finish. Nice enjoyable sipper.

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