The Dogfather - Laughing Dog Brewing
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Reviews by BilbosNuts:
4.08/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22oz bottle into an oversized wine glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color that is not quite black. A one finger, creamy, mocha colored head sits on top for quite some time. It is obviously carbonated, yet it appears somewhat still.
S: Lots of roasted malts, a big kick of sweet chocolate and some dark fruits. Some sweet vanilla and cocoa come through as well. There is a bite of alcoholic burn towards the finish.
T: Sweet milk chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and burnt malts make up the taste. The alcohol is very well hidden here. Those sweet dark fruits and vanilla are there again towards the end.
M: This is far too thin for an imperial stout. There might be a bit too much carbonation and it finishes very sweet and wet.
O: I enjoyed this imperial stout quite a bit. The feel was the biggest let down, but other aspects were spot on.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2012 01:09:24 | More by BilbosNuts
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3.8/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
i like this take on the now extremely popular enormous stout that every brewery in the country seems to be making. while many of them all seem the same, this one adds something new to the conversation. its got a more interesting malt bill than so many, intensely dark roast but lightened and smoothed out by what must be a little wheat. its also got a ton of body, but an awesome dryness to the finish, almost chalky in texture, like crumbly bitter bakers chocolate but finishing a little faster. its neat to have such a big dark beer to that on the palate, so few do. its also very bubbly, well carbonated for the style, i find that uplifting about it, and even though its 11% abv, it appears much lighter and more delicate than others due to these mouthfeel attributes. notes of coffee and burning tobacco are present in the finish, and just a slight oaty sweetness that is recognizable. my first beer (i think) from these guys, and its impressive. i know there is a bourbon barrel edition out there, but i cant imagine that improving this much. it may add sweetness and roll over the textural delicacy that exists in this one, but we will have to get one and see!
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 15:47:46 | More by StonedTrippin
The Dogfather from Laughing Dog Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.