Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout

 
overall
97
63
style
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 326   ABV: 10.85%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Non Barrel Aged

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4459) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Grunt fill from Growler Guys - Meridian. Near black pour, small fluffy beige head fades to ring. Roast grains and chocolate on the aroma, taste leans more towards the roast grains. Mild bitterness for the grains, hints of coffee and burnt toast. Silky smooth, chewy mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (4534) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Thanks Beth. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color. Thin off white foamy head quickly dissipated leaving no lacing. The aroma starts with some rich sweet milk chocolate, sly coffee bean, a fair amount of vanilla, dried woody character almost like cherry wood. The flavor brings it all together - sweet with an underscore of dry bitter (coffee bean). Sly mainly sweet vanilla to cherry wood aftertaste. Quick smooth sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. There was a bit of ruggedness to the feel. That grip tells me I probably could have aged this longer. Carbonation, still, feels appropriate. Overall, though I say I could have aged this longer, it probably would have helped smooth out the feel, still I would have this again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bonzatomic (2) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2016 does not count
Great stout aged in bourbon barrels! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Big black beer. Nice aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, and smoke/tobacco? Doesnt seem like 11% alcohol. Big flavor chocolate/espresso with a nice bite.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (496) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours ruby black with a creamy one-inch head. Sticky lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, toffee, licorice and roasted malts. Flavors are toffee, chocolate, vanilla, cream, coffee, and toasted bread. Creamy mouthfeel. Noticeable alcohol. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (587) - Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 22 ounce bomber bottle. Appearance: The color was a straight on black with a nice foamy brown head. Aroma: Smoky woodsy smell with some char coming through, dark fruits and an alcohol note developed. Taste: Roasted malts with bourbon, with dark fruit along for the ride, very complex flavor. Palate: Medium bodied with light-to-moderate carbonation. Overall: An outstanding imperial stout with lovely flavors from the bourbon barrels.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
moderrnlifeiswar (49) - Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2016
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2604) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bomber from Costco. Pours black with a giant dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, floral hops, light fruit. Taste is creamy dark chocolate, dark fruit. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6235) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Boy, Ive drank a lot of Imperial stouts lately. This was another one. It was pretty chocolate-y, like you might expect. Probably a vintage 2008 or 9, I cant remember.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (522) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2015
The aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate and roasty. Pours black with medium brown head, fully diminishing and good lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is full, the texture creamy a touch watery, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter, Overall Very good.


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