The Dogfather - Laughing Dog Brewing
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Reviews by saintwarrick:
4/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Very dark brown pour with a dark tan head. Lots of cocoa powder and bitter chocolate in the aroma with hints of coffee and a bit of toffee and caramel. A kick of bourbon in the taste, but mostly chocolate flavors. Alcohol is a bit strong, like the brew suggests. Not quite as thick as some RIS's, but the bourbon aging and coffee notes take over there.
A little too boozy, but still not all that hard to drink. A fine example of the American RIS and a solid brew for any lovers of the style. Very tasty.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2009 09:21:16 | More by saintwarrick
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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.