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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3282) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Shared up at Proof. This is more of a placeholder rating. I liked this one quite a bit and will have to find another some day. Sparse note: big, roasty, little astringent, good balance, coffee, covers abv well, 8.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bomber poured black with thick tan head. Sticky lacing and mild carbonation. Nose is feint of roast malts and coffee. Taste is woodsy, dark chocolate and coffee bitter. Smooth slightly fizzy mouthfeel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1550) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
$7 for bomber @ Rocket Market in Spokane, WA Poured to NB tulip. A: Black ale - nothing moves here: timeless. Thick tarry beer brings a single finger mocha head to fruition. This does dissipate quickly and leaves a simple sheet which is presumably is supported by the bubbles. S: Smells like almond roca! Beautifully kindles to reveal anise, licorice, molasses, toffee, cocoa. I keep grabbing my glass to take another whiff of this one. Without question, the highlight of this beer. Just a hint of alcohol at the very tail end. F: Dark chocolate (the 80%+ type), rich, roasted to burnt coffee give a slightly sharp mid-palate. Leaves a bitter tone at finish that retires to reveal a nicely balanced RIS with a highlight of dried, roasted coffee grounds and crystalized sugar. M: Thick with medium to strong carbonation. Numbs and slick the tongue. Would prefer a little less carbonation. When swished in mouth, foams, but the loose bubbling sits too long and foams out the appreciation of the ale. D: Very drinkable. This is fresh, I think (no bottle date). At $7/bomber, I might need to pick up a case to the cellar. If you can, grab this one, and consider yourself not blessed, but lucky. Serving type: bottle 01-10-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle share at Proof. Holy fucking head! For an imp stout this thing had some head retention! Opaque black with a ton of tan-brown head (two fingers in a high-ball glass). Artoma of coffee and super dark roasted malt. Taste is licorice, coffee, dark chocolate and slightly funky. High carbonation, especially for a imp stout; with a thick creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2004) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle from the lost dog in VA. This is a nice big impy with a light bourbon flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1044) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Licorice, chocolate, coffee, and roast. Black with brown tint, tan head and decent lacing. Medium bodied, malt sweet, like aroma, licorice & mild alcohol notes. Mild bitterness that has lasting roast ness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2874) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3+ year old bottle thanks to Paul. Pours an oil black with fluffy tan brown head. Aroma is chocolate and slight metallic notes. Taste is sweet, nice chocolate notes with hints of roast as it warms. Awesomely silky smooth mouth, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8519) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pour on tap at GABF, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big sweet dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon notes with a hint of oak in there, nice coffee and roasted malt with a touch of bitter yeast in there, this is nice and rich. Taste is rich dark fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut, oak with some bourbon notes, slight yeasty, roasted bitter notes, finishing slightly boozy, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1609) - Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2012 vintage, little over a year old. Pours black with a medium creamy brown head, almost fully lasting with great lace. Lovely aroma; chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, dark and red fruits with some good sweetness and something that reminds me of sour woodiness which I feel is mostly just a blending of the various components. Same can said for the flavor Medium body. Great finish, creamy chocolate, coffee, with a perfect layer of bourbon. Sitting it down for a year did some fantastic things. Took the alcohol heat down few notches, some warmth in the finish. Smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (655) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle from10/12, just over a year old. Smells very sweet, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, malt. Very nice. There’s something hard to pick out, maybe some dark dried fruit, some cereal...something! Tastes the same! Chocolate, malt, bourbon, and something indescribably sweet. Some coffee. The sweetness comes out more as it warms. Could just be like candied bourbon. Very smooth, very good.

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