The Dogfather - Laughing Dog Brewing
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Reviews by RickS95:
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep black, with touches of reddish brown around the edges. Up top sits a slow forming, craterous brown head. Nice retention.
The 7 different malts fill the nose. I was expecting some coffee or chocolate, but there's not much there. Instead you get a cameo from dark fruits, a port-like scent.
Has a bit of a fruity taste. Again, no normal stoutlike flavors, it's a bit unusual. Like in the nose, the malts are the story.
This thing has really nice lacing. The glass is dark brown as you get closer and close to the end.
The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. There is a subtle sweetness and only a touch of bitter. Has some wine-like qualities. It's high ABV, but you wouldn't know it from the taste or feel. However, after a few minutes, you'll notice your lips are warm. As it warms, the intensity of the alcohol seems to pick up.
With alcohol at such a high level, you won't need to drink a lot of this, but you'll want to. It's a pleasant cold weather beer, smooth and goes down easy.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2011 03:09:03 | More by RickS95
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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.