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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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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 16.4%
Wants: 16
Gots: 85 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +21%

MikeHRayn, Today at 01:50 PM
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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

22oz bottle: This one pours a opaque, very dark brown color. It has a light brown head, and no lacing. A bit of bourbon to the nose. Some oakiness also. Getting some chocolate malts also, but no sweetness. Some vanilla and roasted malts also. The taste is good. Some bourbon and alcohol flavors. Chocolate, hint of vanilla, some roasted malts and some of the oakiness. Not bitter, but they have balanced out most of the sweetness. Not bad!

Boto, Friday at 10:29 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

duceswild, Sep 14, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73.1%

Imperial, Sep 02, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Dwreck, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of BeerHewitt
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Mine is from 2013 stock, sat on it for almost a year. Not sure what it tasted like green, but right now it is one of the smoothest bourbon barrel aged stouts I have had. You get a light burn from the bourbon and alcohol throughout. A good heavy mouth-feel coats heavy on the tongue. Molasses, dark chocolate, and pecan dominate the tastes. Finishes sweet with a dryness from the 11%. Loving it.

BeerHewitt, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

wils1705, Aug 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

WoostaBia, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Big_Dave, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Bear1964, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

FrankShirley, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Walkerjgt, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

DavidHume, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

JGLittle, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

loganburgh, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

tourdot, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Wayne17, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

beergorrilla, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of macher0
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

macher0, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Flight317, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

deltatauhobbit, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

DrFunkenstein, Jul 04, 2014
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The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.