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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4936) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle thanks to mlunger.: Poured a deep black with thin tan head. Strong bourbon aroma very warm on the nose. Taste is gritty with chocolate and aged fruit, lots of bourbon booziness as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2011
22 oz bottle purchased in Kentucky awhile back. Poured pitch black with a fast-fading tan head. I was actually nervous on the pour as I thought it smelled a little off, but tasted fine. Smooth, sweet, with the definite bourbon-barrel vanilla flavor. Not the best bourbon stout Ive had, but it certainly was a fine beer for the evening. I wouldnt seek it out, but wouldnt turn it down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4055) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle. Black with a small sudsy tan head. Nose is sour cherry, oak, vanilla, sawdust, cherry skins. Smells a faded supplication, kinda similar to bullfrog black cherry bomb, but less rare. Anyway, I like the nose even though the sour cherry character its most likely not intended. Flavor brings this beer down a couple notches as the cherry acidity (created by the barrel I assume) clashes with the sharp bitterness of the grain. Has potential as a cherry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2011
22 oz. bottle purchased 6 months ago from Grape & Gourmet. Pours black with a rich, creamy cinnamon brown head. Aroma of light bourbon with faint notes of chocolate in the background. The flavor blends the flavors found in the original imperial stout with the bourbon barrel very nicely; roasted espresso is the dominant flavor with some dark chocolate as well as vanilla, booze, and oak from the barrels. Moderate alcohol warming as expected. Overall, a very nice barrel aged imperial stout that most likely benefited from some maturation in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4658) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Pours dark black with one finger of dark brown head. Nose is acidic with lots of fruit skins coming through and a light metallic character. Some coffee and bakers chocolate. Bitter and acidic flavor, some wood comes through. Black coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Full body and a low carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Pours black with a milky tan head. Woodsy. Alcoholic aroma. Sweet taste. Chocolate toffee oak bitter palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1945) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2011
22 ounce bottle, I have no idea exactly how old this is but I do know Ive had this bottle for about 4 months. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half dark tan head. Head retention is very good, and theres a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is mostly roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate, along with some bourbon, oak, vanilla and dark fruit. The brew tastes like roasted/charred malt, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, oak, smoke and some bourbon. Its a mostly bitter/roasty tasting stout with not much sweetness. The bourbon in both the aroma and flavor seems weak to me for a barrel aged beer. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, its creamy and dry and is well carbonated. Its also smooth and easy to drink. If youre a fan of bitter roasty stouts, then you would probably like this beer. But if youre expecting a lot of bourbon in this brew, youll probably be disappointed. Even though the bourbon isnt strong in this brew, I still think this is a good imperial stout. I liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle into snifter. Poured almost gloopy with the color of burnt motor oil and a dark, frothy head. Nice look to it. Big notes of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol, oak, and greatness. Nice. Taste is quite full of oak and bitter cocoa. Some spicy vanilla in there with a nice dry quality to it, especially on the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
On tap at Mekong on 12/14/2010. Stout aged in bourbon barrels. Dark black body with a small frothy brown head. Sweet roast, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and oak aroma. Big roast and vanilla flavor with some chocolate and oak. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, wood and borubon aroma. Medium bittersweet roasted malt flavor with a medium bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good beer.

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