Dogfish Head Analog Beer

Brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery
Milton, Delaware USA
6% Dry Stout | 6 Ratings | 50 IBU | Special Release |
Analog Beer is a roasty dry stout brewed with popped Buckwheat from Anson Mills and apple ash. Inspired by Scandinavian cooking traditions and old world techniques, the apple ash for this brew was made over several days with local Honey Crisp Apples from Fifer Orchards, which were literally burnt to ash directly over hardwood and applewood charcoal. The resulting ash was added to the mash, including burning hot apples and embers prepared the morning of brewday. The Italian heirloom buckwheat variety provided by Anson Mills is also a shout-out to rustic farming tradition, and was popped in boiling water before being added to the mash. Analog was then bittered in the kettle with American Columbus hops and fermented with Chico ale yeast. The result is a dry stout with subtle hints of char and smoke which meld beautifully with the bittersweet chocolate notes of black malt and roasted barley. The middle has a hint of acidity while finishing crisp with a slight c02 burn. Analog Beer is the essence of “Analog Beer for the Digital Age”, merging antique methodology with modern taste to create a truly unique and individualistic brew.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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