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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: 390
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 16.4%
Wants: 15
Gots: 86 | 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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5/5  rDev +34.4%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

powz87, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

tzolandz, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

KTCamm, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

acurtis, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

auggie, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Rand_ale_Thor, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

dbfp210, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of MattBreight
4.5/5  rDev +21%

MattBreight, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Brabander
4.26/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I drank this bottle when I was in Austria last week in the lovely village of Neustift in the Strubai valley together with an American Facebook friend who was there @ the same time.

Poured out of the bottle into a wine glass, did not have the appropiate glassware with me. Nice and creamy head which gives this beer a very nice look. Little lacing. The smell is normal; stoutlike with nice coffee notes. Taste is good but not overwhealming strong. A good stout when you want to try out the stout. I did my very best but could not find any hints of the barrel aging of this beer

Glad i got to try this one!

Brabander, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of gkjhawk
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

gkjhawk, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours jet black with a dense, one finger light brown head.

S: Powdery cocoa, some wet forest floor, roasted malt, charred oak, and some milk chocolate. Definitely improves a ton as it warms up.

T: Opens with some roasted malt and then fades to some dark chocolate, anise, unsweetened baking chocolate and some faint hop resin. A pretty substantial bitterness comes through on the finish, which reminds me a lot of sucking on unsweetened baking chocolate. The mouthfeel is rich and chewy and easily the best part of this beer. I really wish I got some bourbon barrel out of this, but it's still a decent enough beer.

notchucknorris, Feb 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Kelp, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

drinkAK, Feb 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

bkrbdan, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

lic217, Feb 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

JellyJacket, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- pours black as night, not a bit of light escaping through the glass, small somewhat foamy dark tan head that quickly reduces to a thin layer skimming the top, leaving a few rings of lace

S- dark and deep roasted malt in the aroma, notes of smoky charcoal, a bit if vanilla, melted dark chocolate, booze, and just a trace of oak at the end.

T- smoky and charred malt profile dominates up front, a bit of coffee, vanilla and chocolate pop up mid-palate, the finish brings some of the woodsy oak flavors along with just enough hop bitterness to be noticed. Finish is sweet with a charred oak linger.

M- heavy bodied with low carbonation, almost syrupy mouthfeel leads to a creamy mid- palate, finish is smooth and silky with a touch or warming alcohol that escapes through the nose upon exhaling.

O- this one has a lot of smoky roasted character. The alcohol is contained quite well considering the ABV, and the mouthfeel is ideal. The main problem I had was the lack of bourbon character. The oak was there but I couldn't really pick up any bourbon. If this were a regular double stout, I would have rated it higher, but considering the style, I would have liked a little more assertive bourbon character. Overall an enjoyable beer, but probably won't purchase again given that I paid $14 for it.

Treyliff, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

MaxH, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of scratch69
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance- Pitch black in color with two fingers of lingering, dark tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Dark roasted malt and chocolate. I detect no bourbon or boozy smell whatsoever.

Taste- Char and roasted malt flavor with notes of chocolate . Very faint hint of bourbon at the finish with a bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and creamy with some alcohol warmth after the swallow. Low level of carbonation.

Overall- Decent enough beer but I doubt I will try it again.

scratch69, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

KevinGordon, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Gagnonsux, Jan 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

ChefHopMeister, Jan 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.2%

LambClowder, Jan 18, 2013
The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.