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Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
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Non Barrel Aged


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dean (29) - - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle shared with 4 friends. Great label :-) Great tasty dark imperial stout.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (363) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (525) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
moderrnlifeiswar (14) - Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2016
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1798) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5844) - 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 (454) - 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 (321) - 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 (1392) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1252) - 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
BrewBrain (133) - Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown, solid head. Strange chemical/plastic aroma overshadows the rest. Chocolate, banana, woody, vegetal taste, medium mouthfeel.


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