The Dogfather - Laughing Dog Brewing
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Reviews by Ego:
2.83/5 rDev -26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
wicked storms in the area tonight, well.. time to peek into the cellar and rate some brew...
super active cocoa tone head that erupts on a titled pour to 3 full fingers, becomes soapy on the top but nearer to the beer-er it subsists of micro bubble-lation, you swirl this thing and the head on top barely moves... this is damn opaque, it's gravitational force keeps pulling my hand towards it to commence a sip... (imagine that?).
semi off putting chemical smell is throwing me off, a little alcohol, some roast notes (rather weak), some cocoa... the aroma is quite average if not weak.
the carbonation is way too much, very distracting, the bitterness is way off/unbalanced. the roasty flavors are killed here, you only get them towards the after-sip, medium body at best, this beer is all over the place, I don't mind a new take on a style but I have had hopped up Impys before that showed way more than this.
this is almost like a black lager over hopped, it doesn't do either well though, is it terrible ? no. Is it good ?.... er, tougher question, I won't be going out of my way to find this again.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2010 03:41:41 | More by Ego
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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.