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Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
Non Barrel Aged

fishonmyplane's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2010
I must have gotten a skunked bottle or something, because this brew tasted very bad. It had the roasted malts that you would expect, but it was completely overwhelmed by a strange, sour flavor. I was very disappointed to say the least.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bonzatomic (1) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2016 does not count
Great stout aged in bourbon barrels! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Big black beer. Nice aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, and smoke/tobacco? Doesn’t seem like 11% alcohol. Big flavor chocolate/espresso with a nice bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (432) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours ruby black with a creamy one-inch head. Sticky lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, toffee, licorice and roasted malts. Flavors are toffee, chocolate, vanilla, cream, coffee, and toasted bread. Creamy mouthfeel. Noticeable alcohol. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (557) - Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 22 ounce bomber bottle. Appearance: The color was a straight on black with a nice foamy brown head. Aroma: Smoky woodsy smell with some char coming through, dark fruits and an alcohol note developed. Taste: Roasted malts with bourbon, with dark fruit along for the ride, very complex flavor. Palate: Medium bodied with light-to-moderate carbonation. Overall: An outstanding imperial stout with lovely flavors from the bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
moderrnlifeiswar (28) - Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2016
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2007) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bomber from Costco. Pours black with a giant dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, floral hops, light fruit. Taste is creamy dark chocolate, dark fruit. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6046) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Boy, I’ve 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 can’t remember.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (470) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (350) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1537) - Boise, 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.

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