The Dogfather - Laughing Dog Brewing
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Reviews by MikeB20:
3.68/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
P: 22oz bottle poured into a DFH signature glass.
A: Pours black as night and doesn't show even the slightest of brown highlights. I nice one finger dark tan head with moderate retention. Lacing is good as it sticks all the way down the glass.
S: Lots of caramel and burnt sugars, very sweet aromas. Alcohol is present with a large enough whiff. Judging by the color, I expected some roasted grain but I'm not getting any.
T: Lots of great roasted malt flavor with a great deal of sweetness. There's a touch of alcohol but not as much as I would have expected from a nearly 11% ABV beer. There is a distinct dry burnt flavor in the finish. Not terribly complex, I've had much more complex imperial stouts.
M: Syrupy as it coats and lingers on your tongue. Smooth with moderately low carbonation. The mouthfeel will lead you to drink this beer slowly and let it hang out in your mouth a bit.
O: Suprisingly drinkable given it's ABV but perhaps a bit too sweet. A 6-8oz glass of this would go nicely with a chocolate dessert. I like it but I don't love it. I would seek out another bottle if the opportunity to pair it with something on a special occasion presented itself.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2011 20:50:15 | More by MikeB20
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev -1%
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 477 ratings.