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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
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I got a brew you can’t refuse. The Dogfather is one of the biggest brew we have ever made, weighing in a 10.85% alcohol. 7 malts and 4 hops give it a complex flavor profile. Over 11 month in the making some of the DogFather has been barrel aged. This is a very limited release with only 40 keg equivalents in draft and only 300 case made.


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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghostbeer (27) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Well balanced with the coffee and chocolate notes expected from the style. Warming and big and nearly black with a good backbone of bitterness to offset the malt. It is tough for me to find, so it was a nice treat on a cold afternoon.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (338) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours nearly black with thick creamy head that lingers. Malt aroma with mild carbonation. Excellent balance of coffee and chocolate flavor. Substantial mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie gives a 3.5. Kind of malty. Got a lot of bitter big bold one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Louis, I’m feeling ya on this one. Not sure if there are quality control issues or what but this was a 99th percentile beer before we had it? Way rough around the edges, all kinds of overdone flavor and aroma components and a good dose of unpleasantness. Didn’t finis the bomber..."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2065) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, brown-black with a brown head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, oak, bourbon and vanilla. Taste of rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, oak and roasted coffee. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
22 oz. Pours a pitch black color, medium-sized small tan head. Aroma was notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, perhaps some bitter coffee notes. Flavor was smooth roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, some woody oak notes. A bit warm to be drinking this, I best it would be great in the wintertime.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1836) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Stout-dark pour with a thick caramel-colored head. It has the usual coffee and chocolate notes with a nice bitter kick at the end that seems more chocolate than coffee or hops.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3255) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Une bouteille partagée. Une robe brune avec une mousse aussi brun. Un nez de tire éponge (celle qui colle au dents). Une bouche puissante d’alcool. Simple et sans envergure. Elle manque de corps. La finale est astringente et n’invite aucunement à reprendre une autre gorgée.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3347) - 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?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2676) - 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.


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