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The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Laughing Dog Brewing

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The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged)The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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357 Ratings
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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 15
Gots: 82 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.85% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Over 11 months in the making some of the Dogfather is bourbon barrel aged.

71 IBU

(Beer added by: brownbeer on 12-21-2009)
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Reviews by sleepyteacher:
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sleepyteacher

North Carolina

3.19/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

If you like the taste of bourbon, this beer will deliver a mouthful. The low price, name, and label made me really want to appreciate this bourbon aged imperial that no one was talking about.

S: You can practically smell the sweet booze from this guy across a room. My girlfriend took a whiff and didn't want to try it (not unexpected); I took a smell and couldn't wait to try it.
T: Taste was full on pancake syrup like bourbon (I mean that in a good way), very sweet and boozy. Unfortunately, there are not many layers of flavors here.
M: It's mouth feel was that of a milk stout, very light wash on the tongue.

That being said, I am very curious to see how this beer ages, so I picked up three bottles.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 16:18:11 | More by sleepyteacher
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macher0

Kentucky

3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A. Very dark brown, near black. An aggressive pour yielded a 1-finger, amber head that retreated to a frothy, amber rim and substantial film. Almost opaque. Huge frothy laces.

S. Bourbon upfront. Other major notes of bourbon-soaked oak, vanilla, marshmallows, and dark roasted malts. Hints of tannins become apparent after it opens, Boozy. fairly strong aroma.

T. Strong booze dominates - not well balanced. With the strong booze is lots of bourbon and oak. Fairly strong dark roasted malts and hop profile. Hints of coco and coffee.

M. Fairly smooth given the strong booze presence and high ABV. High-fine carbonation.

O. very hot, but still decent. I actually had an aftertaste reminiscent of a bourbon and coke. This is a very strong beer that is best for a share. It wasn't a very spendy BA stout, so that should be considered. I would go for this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 16:19:26 | More by macher0
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-20-2014 14:35:15 | More by Howlader
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Flight317

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-18-2014 03:52:48 | More by Flight317
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark dark brown essentially black color, decent sized head but leaves not lacing or lasting cap.

Smell is mostly roasted malt with an almost coffee like aroma, bourbon is fairly faint to the nose but is present.

Taste starts out with the roasted malt and a strong dark fruit presence, almost raisin-y, bourbon is quite weak but at least it isn't so overpowering it becomes bourbon like some other barrel aged beers, creamy mouthfeel with medium-low carbonation that is very soft, not overly sticky but lasts long enough so not to be too thin.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 20:06:08 | More by deltatauhobbit
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-04-2014 01:31:02 | More by DrFunkenstein
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dtomes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-30-2014 11:54:20 | More by dtomes
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dustinholmes


4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-28-2014 01:31:33 | More by dustinholmes
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pvivalo23

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-24-2014 22:57:39 | More by pvivalo23
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jmathis

Florida

5/5  rDev +34.8%

06-22-2014 20:28:54 | More by jmathis
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BJasny

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

06-07-2014 22:14:28 | More by BJasny
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-05-2014 19:20:58 | More by Casey3236
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rspauldi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-02-2014 20:25:14 | More by rspauldi
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-02-2014 13:56:23 | More by waddellc2
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/24/2012. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, cherry, fig, prune, light char, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, char, molasses, toffee, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Moderate roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, char, toast, molasses, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of robust dark/roasted malt and moderate oak barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, and fairly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice barrel aged imperial stout. All around nice balance and complexity of very robust dark/roasted malt and moderate oak barrel character; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 01:06:27 | More by superspak
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-31-2014 04:50:05 | More by alex_hart
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried to score this BA stout on its own merits but was haunted constantly with the price...$4.99 a bomber. As a BA aged stout goes this had a nice balance of chocolate malt, chocolate, creme, whisky like sweetness and maybe a tinge of oak. Light aroma and feel it was not too terribly light as to deter but enough to make it drinkable. The flavor is a complete, subtlety complex and delicious. I give it a four on its own merit but a five on its bargain!

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 22:16:50 | More by KYGunner
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-22-2014 00:30:28 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-14-2014 03:06:03 | More by pandow
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Domvan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-29-2014 17:43:52 | More by atrocity
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cuy50

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-26-2014 19:27:46 | More by cuy50
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-26-2014 05:00:57 | More by vandemonian
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-20-2014 00:25:30 | More by glf60
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Texas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-18-2014 01:23:58 | More by Heretic42
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The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.