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Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout

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Serve in Snifter

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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6566) - 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.

2.9
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5936) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle at nearbeer’s Spring Cleansin’. Pours black with amber edges and a tan head. The aroma is African coffee, raisin, bitter chocolate, and some alcohol. Flavor is dry coffee, wood, lots of ash, a bit of black cherry, and a bit of a roasty sourness. A little over-rated, but still quite good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4470) - 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 (1020) - 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 (4195) - 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 (5411) - 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 (4721) - 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.


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