The Dogfather - Laughing Dog Brewing
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Reviews by Drinkerofales:
3.95/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
There is some reddish brown in the pour, but the beer ends up black, with no light penetration, except the edges. A medium sized late forming mocha head dissipates fast, but is retained well by the constant lively bubbles provided by the carbonation, and leaves some lacing.
Smells chocolatey, roasted malts, and a very faint hop presence.
Taste is very close. Plenty of chocolate, sweeter roasted malts, and a nice bitter coffee finish.
Feels almost perfect, velvety smooth, full bodied, yet extremely easy to drink. ABV is well hidden, not bad for the huge 11%.
A very nice beer, nothing special, flavor profile is routine, but well done. Texture is where it's at. Even the wife liked the beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2012 18:39:10 | More by Drinkerofales
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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 474 ratings.