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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

470 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 40
Gots: 64 | 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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Shardik

Ohio

1.95/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

After reading the other reviews on here I may have gotten a bad bottle.
The good: This poured beautifully.
The Bad: The taste was like rotten fruit. Something similar to biting into a rotten grape. The aftertaste was even worse. We poured it out. I don't think I'll risk buying another bottle. So, good luck to you if you try this.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 15:44:02 | More by Shardik
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rrski198

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-27-2013 03:28:58 | More by rrski198
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spoonhawk

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-24-2013 19:53:54 | More by spoonhawk
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-21-2013 15:09:08 | More by Artjsantos
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TheAlamoWrocker

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed December 20, 2013. Poured a 22 oz bottle (10.85% ABV) into a pint glass.

A: 1/2 fingered cocoa lasting head. Amazingly lasting head. Solid black body.

S: Aroma is initially lacking. Pleasant cocoa are most present with a backing of slight alcohol. Creamy roasted malts come through (possible lactose).

T: Light roasted malts with dark chocolate swimming throughout on the swallow. As this warms even slightly the hops become quite present and maybe too abundant for this style.

M: This creaminess is too suspicious of me not to say this has added lactose. The body is solidly thick with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: With the malted qualities and the emerging hop qualities this reminds me of a Black IPA slightly. I am more of an IRS fan stout, so the hops of this drink and style are just a bit too much for me.
This is more for the fan of roasted malts being the dominant flavor rather than chocolate or coffee (none present).

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 08:54:32 | More by TheAlamoWrocker
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mverity

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle share at Proof. Holy fucking head! For an imp stout this thing had some head retention! Opaque black with a ton of tan-brown head (two fingers in a high-ball glass). Artoma of coffee and super dark roasted malt. Taste is licorice, coffee, dark chocolate and slightly funky. High carbonation, especially for a imp stout; with a thick creamy mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 03:46:43 | More by mverity
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beergil

Montana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-18-2013 22:07:41 | More by beergil
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-15-2013 17:55:20 | More by BillRoth
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hockeypuck

Maine

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-15-2013 02:27:19 | More by hockeypuck
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-14-2013 03:31:08 | More by jaydoc
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-12-2013 23:44:26 | More by tbryan5
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berlinabb

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-12-2013 01:26:52 | More by berlinabb
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

12-10-2013 01:06:55 | More by wollefdoogylloj
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-09-2013 04:42:12 | More by XmnwildX12
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Jameswoody

Montana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-16-2013 05:28:12 | More by Jameswoody
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-15-2013 01:41:35 | More by Benesi88
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-14-2013 00:32:14 | More by buzzy
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-02-2013 00:41:49 | More by ummswimmin
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IPAfreak01

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-30-2013 18:41:48 | More by IPAfreak01
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

10-28-2013 13:50:57 | More by ReeseMax3
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours pitch black, with a frothy mocha head that leaves some streaky lacing behind

Smell: Big chocolate aromatics with some woody tones, as well

Taste: Chocolate, up front, with a bit of fruity tartness that sneaks in at mid-palate; oak and dark fruit elements arrive, after the swallow; in the finish, the bittering impact from the hops finally arrive

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Other than the mouthfeel (which is a bit thin for an Imperial Stout), this is a pretty darn good example of the style

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 00:28:20 | More by brentk56
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MO5290

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

10-21-2013 22:04:50 | More by MO5290
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-20-2013 03:38:54 | More by RedneckBeerz
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-28-2013 01:36:29 | More by OKCNittany
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doowhat

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-18-2013 21:04:49 | More by doowhat
The Dogfather from Laughing Dog Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.