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The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Laughing Dog Brewing

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very good

396 Ratings
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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 15
Gots: 84 | 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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A: Large tan, light mocha colored 3 finger head persisted a long time. When it receded it left a dense spiderweb looking trail of lacing down the edge of the snifter glass and a soapy, cola bubbles looking foam that stayed even longer. The beer is pitch black with no light shining through when held to a light source. Nice legs when agitated. (4.25).

S: The aroma is heavy in the barrel character, smokey, mesquite bbq, light vanillin and oak. Bourbon is medium to mild with a slight sweet boozy character. Alcohol is noticeable but not harsh or hot. Dark chocolate and sweet caramel malts come through at mild levels. No hops detected. (3).

T: Lots of roasty malt flavors boarding on ashy with a slight soy sauce like character. Dark cocoa and milk chocolate with caramel malts. Heavy in the barrel flavors similar to the aroma. mesquite bbq, slight smoke, lumber like oak, slight bourbon and vanilla. the balance is on the barrel flavors. The sweetness is medium with no hop flavor and just enough bitterness to keep it drinkable. (3).

M: Big viscous body with medium to low carbonation. Tingly mouth sensation from the bourbon and a hefty dose of alcohol warmth in the chest. (4).

O: In most cases of barrel aged stouts it can improve an already great beer, this beer seems to have done the opposite. The barrel seems to be either to new? or not aged long enough to mellow out the flavors or something.. but the mesquite, smokey, lumber flavor combined with the roast character is killing this beer for me.

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Label date of 12.30.13.
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 06.04.14.

A: 2 finger tan head that retains well. Midnight black body with some red at the bottom.

S: Vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate.

T: Vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate dominate. Fig, very slight roastiness, and cherry are subtle.

M: Creamy silk. Perfect carbonation. Not too chewy, just perfection.

O: This is a well rounded BB stout. It has complexity and is perfectly balanced. There is some alcohol burn on the back end. This is regularly $5.99 to $6.99 in the Seattle area, which is an incredible value. This is one that I regularly buy.

Rating: A

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The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.