The Dogfather - Laughing Dog Brewing
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Reviews by alleykatking:
3.65/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 22oz bottle. This one was opened by either VinnieVanGogh or else SuperNova777. Either way thanks Josh or Vinnie.
A- Pours a black color with red hues on the sides of the glass when held to the light. One and a half finger mocha colored head shows good retention. Some longer streaks and light webbing of lace on the sides of the glass.
S- Chocoalte is the first thing that hits the palate. This and a light hint of alcohol. Coffee like roast in the middle never gets overpowering on the nose. Ending aroma shows a light darker fruit with a hint of roast and a bigger alcohol scent.
T- Chocolate in the front of the beer. This blends with hints of darker fruit adds a little depth to what I assumed was going to be a chocolate stout. Middle of the beer shows a more roasted malt flavor than anything else. Ending of the beer has a light toffee undertone which seems misplaced in this bigger flavor beer. Light roast does come back through for a second round much light than before. Warming alcohol in the ending finishes the job.
M- Medium light mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little lively for the style I thought. Chocolate, hints of dark fruit, and roasted malts are left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly alcohol, roasted malts, and light chocolate. Flavors were balanced for the most part with some light flavor stop and jerk times. No off flavors were present which some people have complained about. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.
O- This beer was not what I was hoping for but then again it wasn't at all not not what I was looking for...does that make sense?? High ABV comes through which I found to be not really good midway the beer. Oh well can't win them all Dogfather.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2011 23:12:13 | More by alleykatking
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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 476 ratings.