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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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85
very good

399 Ratings
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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 15
Gots: 86 | 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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4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

At least a year old. I'm not sure exactly when I bought it.

Pours black with a deep, chestnut brown, fluffy head that leaves nice thick coating down the glass. Full on bitter chocolate on the nose with molasses and hints of vanilla. Hit the back of my throat as I breathed it in. On the palate: bittersweet chocolate and toasted brown bread, touch of coffee, slightly boozy with a bitter finish, a hint of pine. Smooth with a bit of carbonation across the top of my mouth and quickly on the sides. Overall it's a little too sweet at times even after a bit of aging, but it's complex and well layered.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22

Pours opaque black, one inch of tan head is fine and dissipates slowly to a film.

Smells of cocoa, brown sugar, oak and a bit of roasted coffee.

Tastes of cocoa, oak, bourbon, brown sugar and a bit of figs and coffee.

Full viscous body with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth. Light booze numbness.

A pretty good and tasty stout, well worth trying if you can find it. Can't compare to the non-aged version but this is quite enjoyable.

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If you like fresh oak and cheap bourbon, this is for you.   The beer reminded me of a stout which had fresh oak chips and cheap bourbon dumped in it.  Nothing imperial about this, as the mouthfeel was super thin.  The tannic oak and boozy bourbon dominated the flavors, with some toasted malts and cacao powder fighting to be seen.  There are many many better bourbon barrel stouts out there.  Avoid this one.

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The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.