The Dogfather - Laughing Dog Brewing
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Reviews by chocosushi:
4.2/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Sampled this evening at a good friend's b-day party
Bomber -> Franziskaner glass (for show)
A ~ Black as a cold, dark night, with a heavy mocha head (w/ extremely large bubbles) Fantastic lacing. Sadly it looks like black iced coffee after a few sips.
S ~ Firewood, Wet Peat moss, Toasted wheatberry bread, & a hint of burnt vanilla bean. Could be better.
T ~ Very stiff espresso & Tart Black cherries, bleeding into fresh cigars, BBQ Pork, & dark (wine) grapes. There are little hints of plum, lime zest & caramelized orange/pomander.
M ~ Very refined, slightly sour and very savory with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Toasty & Tangy. You wouldn't think it was as high ABV as it is.
D ~ The perfect beer for a bomber to split up between a few buds. Especially if food is involved. Would be great with Southern BBQ or just a great pepper-corned steak.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2011 04:13:52 | More by chocosushi
More User Reviews:
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.