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The Dogfather - Laughing Dog Brewing

The DogfatherThe Dogfather

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BA SCORE
86
very good

455 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 455
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.14%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 455 | Reviews: 229 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by gshak:
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gshak

Texas

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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Again I believe this Imperial Stout should be much better reviewed.

Color is darkest of black
Taste has the hit of a Russian stout, but not overwhelming. The alcohol is barely noticeable in taste. The hits of coffee are slightly noticeable. This Stout has the best price to quality ratio you could ask for....very nice ABV, but does not overpower when sipping. Love the flavor as it is by far one of the best of Stouts. My favorite beers are stouts.

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The Dogfather from Laughing Dog Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.