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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This year’s Dogfather Imperial Stout will all be aged in charred bourbon barrels. Seven malt varieties and subtle hop additions give it a complex flavor profile.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4224) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bomber shared by tronraner. Opaque black with a lasting head. Aroma of coffee, oats, chocolate, caramel, berry and cookie dough. Flavors of coffee, caramel, cocoa and char. Heavy body is smooth and roasty-dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
nearbeer’s Spring Cleansin’. Sample from a bottle thanks to tronraner. Finger of dark tan head, nice lacing. Chocolate, big roasty malt aroma. Taste is burnt malt, chocolate, with a light soy sauce and alcohol finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cstuartj (1019) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Deep black, dark than head that laces well. Nose is deep and dark, lots of coffee and burnt oats. Good full taste attack to finish. very nice stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4191) - 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 (5310) - 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 (4629) - 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 (9004) - 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 (3030) - 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.


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