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RATINGS: 318   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2011
22oz. bottle, purchased at Total Wine. Pours a thick black with generous brown head. Aroma is bourbon, sour cherries, roasted malt and wood. Taste is complex, bitter/sweet with bourbon, chocolate, coffee and sour cherries. Finish is quite bitter, with residual chocolate fading to coffee. This is a nice barrel aged imperial stout, the high abv (10.85%) is well hidden.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2011
3/18/11. Bottle shared by mlunger. Smells like sour cherry, cheese, mint, and bleh. Sweet malty flavor with roast, chocolate, coffee, cherry, etc. Eh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2985) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2011
Pours an inky oily thick black with a thin dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, some bourbon. Flavor is dark rich and complex. A little bitter from the roast, but also some interesting hop undercurrents adding to the complexity. This was a tasty beer and would probably do well with some

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle from Total Wine. Poured pitch black with a massive beige foam that never really went away. Delicious aroma of cocoa, bourbon, vanilla beans, hints of ash, roasted, burnt wood, but with dark fruity sweetness lurking in the background. Very well balanced, and easy to drink, a pleasure on the palate. Dense body with plenty of carbonation. Creamy, milky finish where the hops peak their head out, but then mellow out into a roasty, vanillaish aftertaste. No sigh of alcohol in the taste. This is a really good one!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14495) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours really black with a 4 finger creamy/fizzy dark tan head. Aroma of smooth burnt malt and bourbon. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, burnt malt, and I think a touch of smoke. It all melts away to a milk chocolate/bourbon finish, which ends with something really dark flavored. Never really got any heat at all. Amazing stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Ive been looking for this one for a while and was fortunate enough to find it at a Total Wine in Ft. Lauderdale. Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the faintest hint of lighter color when held to a light source and a frothy two finger mocha head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting cap that coats the glass with large chunks of soapy lacing. Sweet malty aroma with a prominent boozy bourbon barrel character. Lots of earthy oak with subtle hints of vanilla and a very strong bourbon presence. Underneath, the base beer is still evident in the nose. Deep roasted malt profile that is slightly acrid with hints of chocolate, toffee, espresso bean and oatmeal. Theres also, surprisingly, a strong hop presence with hints of earthy pine and sweet citrus fruit. The nose, although dominated by the bourbon, still has plenty of roasted malt which is a good sign that this wont be a complete booze bomb. Medium boded with an overly sweet bourbon barrel presence up front that lingers throughout and dominates the other flavors. Lots of dry, toasted oak with sweet bourbon and very faint vanilla notes. The combination of dry, earthy oak and deep roasted malt make this beer a bit to acrid/burnt tasting and the dryness/bitterness from the piny hops add to this sensation. The bourbon presence gives off a lot of sweetness but not a lot of heat or warmth. The ABV is well masked but its still kind of harsh, making it tough to drink. Underneath, there is a deep roasted malt character with hints of acrid, ashy burnt toast, bittersweet dark chocolate, oatmeal and burnt espresso beans. Bitterness from the hops kick in toward the end of the palate lingering into a long dry finish. Overall, I was really disappointed with this beer. I love the base beer and have really been looking forward to trying the BA version. The barrel aging adds very little to the beer and in fact hurts it. Not enough bourbon flavor, just sweetness along with a very dry roasted oak presence. This kills the luscious chocolate malts of the base beer without providing anything interesting or tasty in its stead. Im glad that I finally got to try this one but Ill stick with the regular version.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2011
22oz bottle, aroma of sour and mint, weird. Taste is a little more normal, very vanilla, bourbon hints, not outstanding. "Aint no Bourbon County Stout" - drowland

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8673) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bomber thanks to Eric, thanks man. Pours a nice jet black color with a medium brown head. The aroma is sweet bourbon, vanilla, some roast. The flavor is woody, with chocolates, some sweet bourbon, a bit of a thin palate. A nice BA Impy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Pours black with a small brown head. Smells of roasted malt, espresso, chocolate, oak, some vanilla, and brown sugar. Taste is roasted coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and burnt chocolate. I thought this was a great beer for the price, will it ever be a top ranked beer...no, but it is pretty tasty nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (7210) - Utah, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle shared by footbalm at Timbo and Aprils going away party
Appearance: Black with a small tan head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, bourbon and vanilla
Taste: Roasted malts, dark fruit, vanilla and woody
Very nice and enjoyable.


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