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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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BA SCORE
84
good

361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 16
Gots: 81 | FT: 3
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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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-09-2013 21:29:41 | More by Boilerfood
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured in to snifter.

A - Poured deep black with a thin layer of medium brown head that immediately receded to a thin ring around the edges of the glass.

S - A massive charred oak aroma dominates the nose with some sweet bourbon and vanilla notes also present along with some chocolate and roast.

T - Lots of charred oak and not much else. The oak tastes almost burnt and is somewhat astringent. Some roast, cherry and chocolate notes are also present but no bourbon or vanilla notes translated from the nose to the palate. The finish is very oaky and astringent.

M - Medium body with medium to high carbonation. Too heavily carbonated for me.

O - This was barely drinkable due to the astringent oak profile that completely dominated the palate.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 17:43:48 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Jayeblue24

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-05-2013 00:38:03 | More by Jayeblue24
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

06-01-2013 00:58:15 | More by GaryMarkle84
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-19-2013 20:18:16 | More by baybum
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Matt73

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-15-2013 17:55:38 | More by Matt73
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-12-2013 01:46:04 | More by szmnnl99
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.13/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

A dog-themed beer in a dog-themed glass. Done. Anyway, this stuff pours a dark black-brown topped by a more-than-healthy few fingers of sandstone foam. The nose comprises dark cocoa powder, light coffee powder, and a strong, yet vague, sense of fruit, primarily black cherry. This does not bode well... The taste confirms my anxiety as dark chocolate-covered black cherries dominate my tongue, with a small bit of wood and watered-down whiskey flowing in a tiny rivulet in the distance. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, I can't quite conclude that this stuff is infected, per se, but it certainly tastes similar to other infected stouts I've had. It may just be that this stuff ages piss-poorly, but I have no way of knowing how old this bottle is, so it's all just speculation. What isn't speculation is the strong fruit flavor and thin body, making this stout completely unenjoyable. Even as a sour stout it fails, frankly, as it's more metallic than tart. Shame, really...

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 23:07:21 | More by TMoney2591
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-03-2013 16:38:42 | More by jklecko2
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themind

New Jersey

3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, the Dogfather is a good starting place for someone getting into BA brews. It's fairly easy to get and is not a bad brew. If you want to try a BB stout or need a BA fix...here it is. I enjoyed it and as it warmed it became more mellow and drinkable. Poured a small head, the aroma could be more pronounced. I could taste the barrel but it's weak. Would I purchase it again, nah but it was worth trying.

Bottom Line: Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 11:24:54 | More by themind
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claspada

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-28-2013 15:54:14 | More by claspada
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-16-2013 00:46:04 | More by browniewithnuts
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-15-2013 22:11:34 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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stoney1031

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-15-2013 00:41:44 | More by stoney1031
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DruRho

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-13-2013 15:37:00 | More by DruRho
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charlzm

California

2/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Consumed April 9th, 2013 in a Klokke Roeland snifter.

Beer pours a deep, clear brown with mahogany highlights. A two finger tan head forms and provides decent sheeting throughout the drink-down, which was not a very long time (details below).

Aroma was oddly tame for a bourbon-barrel aged stout; just a little hint of bitter chocolate.

Flavor is just awful. No bourbon apparent at all. Sour, metallic coffee flavor with some cocoa powder and woody bitterness at the end. Chaotic melange never finds its way.

Mouthfeel is somewhat on the thin side with a touch of creaminess. For a beer with this ABV,it was underwhelming.

This $10.00 bomber wound up going mostly down the drain. Undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 20:55:07 | More by charlzm
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-01-2013 05:48:00 | More by Abe_Froman
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-26-2013 05:02:32 | More by ldhughes3
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spedprof

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-25-2013 22:10:15 | More by spedprof
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jlindsey

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-17-2013 03:30:43 | More by jlindsey
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Andonato

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-15-2013 17:40:44 | More by Andonato
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.8%

03-11-2013 01:38:55 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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powz87

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-06-2013 07:59:22 | More by powz87
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tzolandz

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-06-2013 03:35:23 | More by tzolandz
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22 ounce bomber into perfect pint glass.

Pours dark black with tick brown foam. Hearty looking. Rich chocolate malt nose. Espresso too,. Vanilla as well. Taste is a hearty full coffee chocolate blend with a whisky background. Quite boozy. Whisky flavor builds as the beer warms. packs a wallop, with a lot of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 13:49:43 | More by KTCamm
The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.