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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a thick dark black with a huge (3-4 finger) medium brown creamy head that lasted a good long while letting the thick lacing sheet the glass rather nicely. The aroma was of a burnt dark bread malt, a mild resin hop and a sweet leathery yeast with notes of coffee, molasses, and dark chocolate with a mild alcohol tinge. It tasted slightly bitter and a bit malty with a strong coffee overtone in the beginning and then moved to a moderately bitter-sweet flavor with a smooth chocolate coffee finish that had a mild alcohol undertone at the end. The flavor lasted a nice long while letting the mocha coffee flavor settle nicely on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was thick and full in body with the texture being very smooth and creamy and having a soft carbonation. Overall a GREAT Stout that was so well balanced with tons of flavor that you hardly noticed the high alcohol content. In one word “YUM”.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (414) - 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 isn’t 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 (1496) - 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. I’m not a fan. The flavors don’t meld together well enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (306) - 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 (4502) - 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 ..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5147) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
Bomber: Thanks Blazay: Split in two: Served in a Chouffe glass at roomtemperature: Black beer with a mocha brown head. Aromas of oatmeal, loquorice, herbal roast, vinous, sweet bay leaf, cookies, cloves an for some reason I have to think about dog food... Flavours of spices like cloves, bay leaf and rosemary, roast, liquorice, bitters, malt roast, bread/rye, some sweetwood/liquorice wood and prunes. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, liquorice, spices and some prunes. Low carbo, light watery mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (661) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Aged bottle - pours black with flecks of brown, thin tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and a hint of booze...inviting. Flavor is quite sweet...lots of chocolate flavors along with a mash of malts...little bitterness to offset things. Splash of vanilla, but not really getting any bourbon/barrel aging. Carbonation is good given the age/style - alcohol very well hidden. I actually enjoyed this stout, even if it wasn’t what I was really expecting in some ways. Definitely on the sweet end of the spectrum, even for the style...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (630) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2014
22 oz bottle.
Dark, nearly opaque, ruby hues, tan head, spotty lace.
Initial aroma of wet wood, leads into bourbon, coffee, chocolate, roasted grain.
Flavor is bourbon and chocolate up front, roasted grain, oak, slight hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Black pour with a thin espresso head. Aroma of milk and sugar, a little smoke. Taste is bitter and has a nice bite to it. Hints of dark chocolate. Not getting much oak from the barrel aged portion. Not overly sweet, which is nice for a stout like this. Medium mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours a typical stout "black" with a thick tannish head. Aroma of chocolate, smells really sweet. Taste of "burnt" chocolate (I’ve never tasted burnt chocolate) really sweet can’t taste the booze. Overall probably the sweetest stout I have ever had, not bad though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghostbeer (41) - 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.


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