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Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout

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


jrgratz's rating

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Tap at Monks alehouse.. Pour is jet black with a nice brown head. Smell is roasted malts, slight citrus, some chocolate. A bit sweet. Taste is excellently balanced.. a complex malt blend.. roasted.. and a nice hoppy compliment. Very well executed. Coffee on the finish. Overall really enjoyed this one.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5768) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Boy, Iíve drank a lot of Imperial stouts lately. This was another one. It was pretty chocolate-y, like you might expect. Probably a vintage 2008 or 9, I canít remember.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (447) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2015
The aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate and roasty. Pours black with medium brown head, fully diminishing and good lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is full, the texture creamy a touch watery, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter, Overall Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (299) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - NOV 21, 2015
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a rich black color with a thick tan head. Nose is huge roasted malt, wood, smokey, caramel. Taste is heavy bodied, sour with sweetness coming in at times. Silky mouthfeel, pleasant. Great imperial

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1215) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Great 2 finger brown head.. nice lacing.. the brew is expected black. The head lasts for not too long.. but the lace is perfect. Aroma is thick coffee and cocoa.. leaning much more toward the french roast side... subtle.. very subtle fruity esters.. lite prune. This brew is clean .. dark malts... maybe some caramel... not getting much in the way of hops.. but it is still pretty complex just with the malt bill. I noticed out of the gates on the flavor that there are some dark dried cherry fruity esters.. Roasted malts with quite a bit of coffee and a little chocolate.. but surprisingly very little char.. very drinkable... hops are there.. but only for balance.. a background of citric hops.. maybe some spiciness.. but I could easily be mistaken. Body is medium for the style and the carbonation may be a touch lite.. but the drinkability is definitely there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1130) - CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Appearance: clear deep brown with a fat finger of dense tan head, decent retention and minimal lacing. (3/5) Aroma: slightly harsh whiskey, dark fruit, dark chocolate, brown sugar. (7/10) Taste: moderately strong sweet, moderately strong bitter. (7/10) Palate: full body, low carbonation, lingering hot and bitter finish. (4/5) Big and boozy, even for an imperial stout, and not perfectly done - yeah, Iím definitely getting the bourbon barrel, but it could be smoother. Thereís an edge to the aroma that initially comes across as solvent... which, I guess, alcohol is. Not a complete washout, mind you - and it improves as it warms up... and as you warm up... (14/20)

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown, solid head. Strange chemical/plastic aroma overshadows the rest. Chocolate, banana, woody, vegetal taste, medium mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (451) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pours a clear dark brown with a good sized beige head. This beer is actually pretty light and clear for an imperial stout. Aromas of dark fruit, raisins, malts and brown sugar. Smells dark. Very strong, dense flavor. Chocolate, molasses and a bit of coffee. A bit of an alcohol flavor, which isnít surprising given the ABV, but is a bit too bad nonetheless. If you want an imperial stout with a lot of flavor (in a good way) this is a good one to try.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
Black pour with cocoa colored creamy head. Lots of flavors going on in this- fruits (berries), some oak, faint bourbon, bit of smoke, almost a lactose type sweetness. Mouth feel is slick, oily. Thought, and wanted it to be chewy. Iím not a fan. The flavors donít meld together well enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (457) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Black, very black beer with a one finger high head. Nose: Chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruit, plum, vanilla, bourbon and oatmeal. Taste: Spices, licorice, brown sugar, molasses, wood, fudge, coffee, vanilla raisin and ash. Body: Full body, smooth. High carbonation. Complex and rich - Really good!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (5201) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2015
Pours black , no real head . Smell is plastic, minthy ( ???) Taste is a bit bitter , mint, plastic . Sweet . Not a good one ..


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