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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
85
very good

400 Ratings
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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 15
Gots: 85 | 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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2/5  rDev -46.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
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!

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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.