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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This years 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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6325) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Even though I sometimes find bourbon barrel aged beers tedious, I love the way they smell, without fail. This one smells great, too. Restrained bourbon, lots of chocolate and vanilla as it warms. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpmaster (1392) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
22 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $6.99 Very good!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Dark Brown Pour with Ruby highlights. Aroma is strong bourbon, chocolate. Straight forward flavour of chocolate, dark roast maltiness, bourbon and hints of dark fruit. A little thin in the body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2533) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Date: November 11, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: MN Gathering @ Skyview V Dark brown pour, good head and lacing, somewhat lacking in the body, bourbon aroma and in the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10201) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle at MN Gathering @ Skyview V. Dark brown pour with red highlights. Cream colored ring for a head. Aroma is wood, bourbon, and cocoa. Thinner palate. Taste is chocolate and a touch of bourbon.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Dark brown. The bourbon fans out there rejoyce, I can smell it from two feet away. Vinous bourbon on the aroma and not much else. Chalky body, with a little chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Pours pitch black with tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma is a little sweet chocolate but big bourbon. Taste is black liquorice, cocoa, and huge bourbon booziness. Mouthfeel is surprising a little fizzy for what I was expecting. Good stuff, thanks Juice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (4088) - Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2011
22 oz bottle courtesy of Suttree. Pour is deep black, touch of reddish, opaque, with a smaller well formed khaki head. Aroma of bitter sweet cocoa, roast maltiness, some oak woodiness and a bunch of boozy Bourbon. Nose is mostly about the Bourbon, particularly as it warms. Taste is the nose, in equal measures. Again, bitter sweet cocoa along with roast malt and wood - dominated by Bourbon. Palate is medium and a bit slick, with a long boozy finish. All in all, this is certainly a Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout. Thanks for this one Phil!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3128) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
The aroma is oak, boubon, chocolate, vanilla. The apearnce is a deep black, light brown head. The flavor is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, some oak. This is what I think all barrel aged beers should be. I always gripe when the beer is overpowered by bourbon. Not the case here. The bourbon actually compliments the beer nicely. The finish is bourbon, sweet, pine hops. Medium/thick to thick in body. Excellent. Well done for a barrel aged impy stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5440) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2011
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a thick, lacy, tan head. Aroma of oak and bourbon, roasted malts with hints of chocolate, and some grassy hops. The flavors dont really blend as well as they could, and the beer isnt as thick as it should be. Still pretty good though.


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