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RATINGS: 420   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1343) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (593) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Pours jet black with a frothy espresso-like head. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, dark-roasted grain, a bit of woodiness, and a hint of Cheerios. Boozy flavor with heavy, dark sweetness, like molasses, a touch of grassiness. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy although a touch thinner than I expected. Mild carbonation. Very tasty brew!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimsRatings (421) - - SEP 12, 2013
From 22oz bottle. Pours very dark with brown head. Aroma was (?)soapy(?) - but I have a cold so take that with a salt-lick... Tastes of mocha and malt, with slightly bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2214) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2013
bomber - The Dogfather will sneak up and spill everywhere if your watch out man. Pours black with huge cardboard colored head. Nose is sour??? Flavor adds roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, and something that makes me think this is infected. Bitter like dark chocolate. After read some other reviews, the odd taste is either licorice or dark fruits. Some sweetness, but not that much, people.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Had this at a beer geeks meeting. Rated this beer using a different program and unfortunately I'm not able to transfer my comments here.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (709) - Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Very good beer that leaves you wanting nothing else out of this well balanced stout. Rich,full flavored and robust. Pour is black with a medium tan head. Aroma is coffee,malts and chocolate. Flavor are about the same as the aroma with bitterness added.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhgrantjr (418) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Poured from bottle, dark black color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit. Taste is bitter, coffee like, not very sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2066) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & some chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, burnt coffee, hops, dark chocolate, licorice, and some dark fruit; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, surprised by this one - pretty good.


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