The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Laughing Dog Brewing
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4/5 rDev +7.5%
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/24/2012. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, cherry, fig, prune, light char, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, char, molasses, toffee, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Moderate roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, char, toast, molasses, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of robust dark/roasted malt and moderate oak barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, and fairly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice barrel aged imperial stout. All around nice balance and complexity of very robust dark/roasted malt and moderate oak barrel character; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
06-02-2014 01:06:27 | More by superspak
3.96/5 rDev +6.5%
I tried to score this BA stout on its own merits but was haunted constantly with the price...$4.99 a bomber. As a BA aged stout goes this had a nice balance of chocolate malt, chocolate, creme, whisky like sweetness and maybe a tinge of oak. Light aroma and feel it was not too terribly light as to deter but enough to make it drinkable. The flavor is a complete, subtlety complex and delicious. I give it a four on its own merit but a five on its bargain!
05-25-2014 22:16:50 | More by KYGunner
4.06/5 rDev +9.1%
22 oz bottle was poured into a large snifter.
Appearance: This beet poured a two finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Vanilla, oak, bourbon, milk chocolate, roasted coffee, toffee, caramel, coconut, and chewy malts.
Taste: You definitely get the bourbon oak vanilla part, but nice barrel char to go with milk chocolate and roasted notes. Cool stuff. Wish I could pair it with the original non barrel aged Dogfather.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, creamy, boozy, smoky bitterness, and medium carbonation.
Overall: Pretty tasty barrel aged imperial stout. Mellowed out a bit after 11 months and smooth to a "T". Now I just have to find the non barrel aged version to see how it would normally taste.
03-25-2014 07:03:51 | More by Flounder57
4.34/5 rDev +16.7%
I am assuming I am reviewing the correct beer. The label indicates nothing of its barrel aging, the bottle on the Laughing Dog website indicates nothing of barrel aging, but the beer has all of the qualities of barrel aging. No idea how old the bottle is because there is no date anywhere.
Great looking beer. Pitch black with a frothy, silky smooth, dark tan head of about two fingers in size. Generous lacing and the retention is awesome.
Aroma is filled with coffee, chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, bourbon. Really nice.
Flavor is spot on as well. Bitter chocolate and the hops provide some bitterness with a touch of astringency. Fully flavored bourbon and oak, smoky, alcohol, tobacco.
A very solid beer. I think i paid like $4.99 for a bomber, which makes this an awesome value. Loved this beer.
03-21-2014 22:41:03 | More by SaCkErZ9
The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.