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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5084) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Merveilleuse mousse brune sur cette robe qui pourrait bien être noire. Je n’ai pas fait très attention à la dentelle. À ce stade-ci, je peux voir quelques traces éparpillées. D’entrée de jeu, les malts se cachent derrière un fût de bourbon bien boisé et des houblons qui me semblent perdre de longs parfums herbacés. La première gorgée n’impressionne pas mes papilles. La seconde et les suivantes placent des saveurs chocolatées et fruitées à la remorque d’un alcool malhabilement aromatisé aux herbes piquantes. En bouche, le liquide a un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement actif et une texture crémeuse. La finale chaude est chocolatée, amère, astringente, piquée et plus ou moins agréable. Vieille bouteille ou simplement pas fait pour moi?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Thanks to Lee for the bottle. Thick black pour. Roasted malt, chocolate, hint of soy sauce in aroma. Big thick malt body with lots of chocolate and roasted barley. Very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Tyler. Black, with only some dark brown at the very top, capped with a lightly frothy layer of mocha cream. Aroma is... unexpected. Musty oak, tart notes of cherry & grape skin with only a mild, hard to find hint of roast behind it all. Smells like it might be infected. Oddly enough, no sign of infection or "tartness" in the flavor at all. Decadent, dark chocolate & fudge, roasted malts, wood, very tame bourbon, dry cocoa powder, & a lightly tannic finish. Small reminders of maple come out with warmth. Literally none of the tart fruit character is present in the flavor. Smooth, pretty creamy body. Very strange how the aroma & flavor are so mismatched... Smelled like it might be infected, tasted very good actually. How is this possible? With the better nose, this would be a very, very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (719) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours jet black, with ample tannish brown head. Aroma is malt with bourbon, beautiful. Taste is heavily of stout and bourbon. Smooth, drinkable, complex, and well blended. Thumbs way up. This one is good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (520) - - MAR 28, 2014
Pitch black with a thin filmy brown head; Good lacing. Aroma of chocolate malts, vanilla, oak, caramel and bourbon. Flavors of vanilla, oak, chocolate malts, roasted barley with a roasty & bitter hop aftertaste. Heavy body with some mild carbonation. Quite tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4664) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours thin black with faint head and lace. Runny in the glass. Holy cow, tastes like a lot of vanilla and chocolate with a good bitter finish. Not a bad dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jehoesefat (363) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Rich chocolate aroma with a hint of the bourbon barrel. Pours thick black with a tan head. Smooth flavors, long bourbon finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rproff78 (177) - - MAR 18, 2014
Great! Great aroma and flavor. Come to the Rhino in Missoula, MT! Good good good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12695) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle - Chocolate, molasses and some dark fruit. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Dark chocolate, roasty bitterness, a bit of hop character and some coffee in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pours a dark color with a brown head. Aroma is of coffee, caramel malts, a little bit of oak, and some molasses. Flavor is very similar with plenty of coffee and roasted malts. Some oak comes out on the finish with the roasted malts. A slight hint of alcohol and some bitterness on the finish. Overall a great beer.

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