The Dogfather - Laughing Dog Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

513 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 42
Gots: 71 | FT: 4
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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3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours 3 fingers of medium mocha brown foam, color of the body is an opaque and burnt brown/black, leaves nice lacing after each quaff.

Smell - Dark fruits, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of black cherry, and something like toasted sour dough bread.

Taste - This bottle has a few years on it, and typically for this style this can be a good thing, but not so sure in this case. I'm getting a very significant sour cherry flavor here. I can still pick up some unsweetened dark chocolate, some unsweetened strong coffee, some sharp char and roastiness, but this sour cherry thing, almost like a shot of sour vinegary red wine was thrown in..

Mouthfeel - Smooth and creamy, medium carb just keeps this from becoming mouthcoating, and provides a little scrub and sharp tingle along the sides and back of the tongue.

Overall - I have 2 more bottles - I'll change my review if anything changes, the look is fantastic, the smell isn't too bad, and mouthfeel is nice - but the taste has gone wrong, at least in this bottle. I will review as is, and hopefully the next bottle is better.

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The Dogfather from Laughing Dog Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.