Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Brewed with ten different types of malt, and blended together with Scottish heather honey, it is a pantheon to the gods of intricacy and nuance; a beer that celebrates a confluence of ideas. History is written by the victors, and Dogma is Scotch Ale triumphant; evolved.
Complex, indulgent and encapsulating, Dogma gives more than a cursory nod to history, to make you ponder the very nature of beer itself.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/9/13. 500 ml (I think?) bottle into a tulip glass. A: Pours a very dark red color. The head is a nice looking two finger mocha shade with a good texture. Rock-solid retention and attractive lacing are also present. S: There is a lot of chocolate, along side some cola, honey, and a very subtle herbal component. All the sweetness comes across enjoyably. T: The flavors presented are far more caramel-forward in general than the nose suggested. Despite that, there’s a strong suggestion of sweet cola and faint chocolate to start, before it gradually dries out near the finish. The honey qualities come across both dryly and sweetly. M: At first, it’s a very clean, dry brew, but after a while sweetness will accumulate on the front of the palate (the sides and back remain dry, however). Carbonation is low, which fits its somewhat syrupy nature - but the thinner texture doesn’t, really. O: For about 4 oz, this one truly kicks ass in terms of both drinkability and enjoyment factor. But as soon as the sweetness accumulates, it becomes a little less likable for my tastes. Killing an entire bottle would be difficult, but not unbearable; this is one to share with others. Between this and taking heroin, I’d pick drinking this 11 times out of 10.

imdownthepub (14776) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Bottled, 330ml at The Brewdog Bar, Birmingham. Brown amber with vream head. There is a heavy, fruity aroma to this when pouring, almost Christmas pudding like, this leads to a rich fruity, caramel flavour, damson with peachy alcohol notes and a honeyed, vaguely sweet and smooth background. Rich, velvety notes. Good beer.

Mister_Li (1418) - GERMANY - FEB 24, 2017
Dunkelbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Röstaromen, etwas Karamell, Honig, Haselnüsse, etwas Schokolade.

Zarrach76 (279) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 7, 2017
Sublime couleur grenat/pourpre, très opaque, translucide, avec une mousse évanescente beige. Nez directement sur les malts cacao et café, la vanille, le miel, la cassonade, le caramel. Notes de pâtes de fruits (fraise, banane...), de spéculoos... Les arômes sont peut être même plus proches de ceux d’une Imperial Stout que d’une pure Scotch Ale. La structure aromatique est simple mais vraiment efficace. La carbonatation est faible, la texture extrêmement soyeuse, souple, huileuse, vraiment agréable, et les 7.4% d’alcool sont parfaitement à l’équilibre. Le final est soyeux, long, très marqué par les malts, mais il manque un tout petit quelque chose pour véritablement remplir l’espace et nous enchanter. Cependant, les gorgées suivantes révèlent d’autres arômes et saveurs, l’amertume revient et repart de manière cyclique. Le final cacaoté est savoureux. Je cherchais le terme exact : savoureux. On sent aussi des pointes de liqueur en particulier de mirabelle et de beurre salé... Une constante : les levures. Elles sont douces, bien rondes et contribuent à la souplesse d’ensemble. Globalement elle est plus proche d’une Imperial Stout que d’une Scotch Ale, très largement même. Mais à la rigueur on s’en fout. C’est un superbe produit dont il manquera la complexité aromatique au nez alors que la bouche et le palet atteignent des sommets de plénitude. Depuis le temps que je devais goûter une bière de chez BrewDog, on peut dire que je commence bien ! Et je vais continuer hein... Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

KikoDucky (179) - Trenčín, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2016
bottle from DrinkShop.sk. Colour is dark or darker brown. Honey, caramel, low roast coffee and whiskey aroma. Taste is sweet, low bittery, much roast flavours, honey all the time, caramel, cocoa powder and high alcohol finnish.

Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

Perun (205) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - NOV 25, 2016
Бутылка 0,5. Вроде есть легкий аромат и кое-како вкус, но ни чем не запомин&

alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 from notes. Pours a clear brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, toasted bread, honey, floral notes, some earthy notes, hint of smoke from the highlands, decent enough.

VueltaBirrista (106) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2016
Se aprecia marrón muy oscuro, con una cremosísima corona de espuma beige. El aroma es dulce. Miel, caramelo, galleta… En boca se percibe muy claro las maltas tostadas, café muy moderado y regaliz. Entra deliciosamente bien.

Mapinguarify (77) - SERBIA - OCT 14, 2016
Wooooow, what a surprise! Caramel, honey, vanilla, toffee, berries, chocolate! It’s absolutely incredible. Oily, almost medium/heavy body, great! Creamy and smooth. Soft, nice carbonation. It’s sweet, fantastic balance! I’m in love with texture of this beer! Long, long aftertaste! Will drink again!

GoddamnNoise (163) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2016
33cl bottle @ Home. - Aroma: roasted and toasted malts, liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate, prunes, dark fruits, caramel. Very light hints of alcohol. - Appearance: deep brown color with brown huge head. Above average head thickness and retention. No Brussels’ lacing. Super creamy head. - Taste: medium-to-high sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. - Palate: medium body, oily texture, low carbonation, sweet long finish of coffee, roasted malts, prunes, caramel. - Overall: good appearance and aromas of roasted malts, coffee, prunes. Very good flavors and long finish of dark chocolate, prunes, coffee, roasted malts, liquorice. The alcohol is very subtle despite its moderate alcohol content.

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