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RATINGS: 315   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours black with a medium-brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, sambuca, earth, and char. Flavor is semi-sweet with similar notes of dark chocolate, licorice, earth, and slight vanilla. Finishes bitter and roasty with less bourbon flavor than Id expect. Substantial carbonation and average alcohol presence. I enjoy bourbon barrel aged imperial stouts generally, but this seemed to take on very little barrel character and was just pretty ho-hum.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10094) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Draft at Capones. Hazy black pour with tan head. Nose was dark malt, oaky bourbon, hops. Tasted oaky, bourbony, with dark malt, hops, molasses, and a somewhat dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammy78 (961) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
Picked up at Zyn in Calgary. Pours a midnight colour, khaki head, that dies to nothing, some spots of lace. Nose is very sweet, vanilla, booze, oak barrel. Tastes sweet, bitter, malty, boozy, vanilla, licorice, abc burn.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1571) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, light tart and chocolate. Taste is rich deep malts, toffee, caramel and dark chocolate. Light tart and dark sugars round out the experience. Appearance is black with a medium brown head that retains fairly well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (926) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, licorice, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate and oak. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, dark fruit and oak with a dry, warming bourbon finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1341) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2016
22 oz. bottle from friends. Fairly dense, black pour on this one. Looks standard. Surprisingly, Im get a fruity chocolate aroma. I only get hints of it, but it is akin to an amalgamation of raisins and strawberries. Weird things are happening with my nose. Hints of vanilla, oak, bourbon, syrup, and coffee come through. Graham cracker is there, too. Tastes of roast, bourbon, soft oak, dark fruit, pine hops, and a lite chocolate syrup. Now that Im in better light, and topping off my cup, the appearance doesnt seem as dense as I thought. Good stuff here, and its actually consumable, which for some imperial stouts these days, especially barrel aged varities, isnt guaranteed. Good stuff, but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (13199) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle - Sweet bourbon and some almost some sweet basil notes. Dark deep brown with a light brown head. Nice sweet bourbon notes and some herbal sweet hops. Agreat American version.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (19644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from Super Deli Mart, Seattle; bottled 11/12/15
Black color, with generous and compact head. Very nice aroma, there is also some ammonia and cheese rinds. Delicious chocolate flavor, moderately sweet, with elegant notes of vanilla, tobacco, cocoa nibs, walnuts.
Wonderful.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (3250) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Translucent black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, herbal hops, and strong anise.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pagvan229 (14) - panama city beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Very little aroma to nothing, it pour was black with little head, taste of coffee- chocolate-no bourbon taste

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (2105) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a frothy tan head. Various flavor notes including coffee, chocolate, smoke and dark fruits. Also seemed to have a bit of a milk stout lactose sweetness and sourness as well. Kind of weird combo of flavors. This is good but didnt like it as much as I had hoped.


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