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The Dogfather - Laughing Dog Brewing

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The DogfatherThe Dogfather

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BA SCORE
86
very good

480 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 40
Gots: 65 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Dogfather is one of the biggest brews we have made. Weighing in at a hefty 11% percent, the Dogfather has 7 malts and 4 different hops giving it a complex flavor profile.

71 IBU

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-07-2008)
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gshak

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4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2010 release poured into my dollar store wine glass.

A - an aggressive pour yielded about 2 fingers' width of mocha colored head that dissipated quickly leaving some alcohol legs. Pitch black and viscous coming out of the bottle.

S - definitely getting oak, roasted malt, slight coffe and chocolate, maybe some alcohol even.

T - Wow, this beer's a winner! An year's worth of wait has done wonders to this beer. The taste on first sip reminds me of Firestone Walker 14. Sweetness upfront from milk chocolate and molasses, transitioning into a buttery toffee taste. It is immediately cut by roasty coffee bitterness that endures on. Lingering bitterness on the finish, and the aroma of oak is persistent from start to finish.

M - Full mouthfeel with an oily consistency that stays on the palate for quite a while. An ideal sipper that should easily last 2-3 hours by the fireside.

O - I can't believe that this beauty of a beer sells for under $6 a bomber, and given that price, this is quite possibly the best bang for the buck out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 05:18:30 | More by gshak
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The Dogfather from Laughing Dog Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.