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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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369 Ratings
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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.9%
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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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-06-2014 00:26:36 | More by zonker17
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DaBrewski

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +28%

03-05-2014 16:13:28 | More by DaBrewski
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krl2112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-01-2014 00:28:33 | More by krl2112
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +18.9%

2013 22 oz bomber poured into a snifter

A: Black with a foamy light brown head. Nice lacing from the point where poured and head is retained throughout consumption.

S: Chocolate, oak, light bourbon

T: Chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts, milky sweetness, bourbon

M: Full bodied, syrupy, nice warming alcohol, slight bitterness. Very nicely balanced.

O: Absolutely solid barrel aged stout (especially for the price). I can't say necessarily that anything was lacking for me...just that compared to some others BBA stouts it came up a bit short in aroma and forwardness of the bourbon's impact in flavor. That may be a blessing in disguise for this concoction because it comes out extremely balanced for me and is extremely drinkable.

02-25-2014 02:42:24 | More by illeagle05
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

02-20-2014 15:02:57 | More by Goldndomer
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-14-2014 01:52:09 | More by Liberatiscioli
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-12-2014 09:53:05 | More by Beerswag
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Twig2848

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-11-2014 23:52:22 | More by Twig2848
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mcdsports

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-11-2014 01:50:08 | More by mcdsports
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-09-2014 22:21:29 | More by Boone757
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pkalix

California

4.19/5  rDev +12.9%

super creamy, chocolate-milk head. nice coating along the sides. roasty and toasty malt, chocolate. slight nuance of bourbon in the aroma. definite bourbon-chocolate flavors, kind of like those little chocolates you get at Christmas time, yet without the sweet liquid center. maybe a little coffee bitterness, but not a lot of coffee flavor.
the appearance and the aroma are the highlights of this one. the flavor isn't bad, just a little chalky and bitter, but it does drop off from the excited expectations after the pour. maybe it's the abv coming through.... I was eager to try this one after tasting the Mogli! overall, it's still a very decent brew.

02-09-2014 01:01:36 | More by pkalix
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nick_asian

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-08-2014 07:31:24 | More by nick_asian
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-08-2014 02:02:49 | More by ryanpj
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-04-2014 05:17:10 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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Corburk

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-04-2014 00:28:38 | More by Corburk
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-03-2014 17:26:49 | More by Mugenlude
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Flopjack

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

Bottle into snifter

Appearance - Pure black, 1 finger white sandy colored head leaving a ring once settled

Smell - Roasted milk chocolate, coffee with cream and bourbon.

Taste - Dark chocolate to start, leading you in to a roasty coffee flavor with bitterness from the initial chocolate flavor. Alcohol at the end with definite bourbon flavors. Woody, smoky and balanced nicely.

Mouthfeel - Medium to heavy carbonation, full bodied, thick, satisfying but not quite refreshing.

Overall - I thought this beer was good. I was surprised to find out how much this beer carries chocolatey characteristics in the nose and taste. It's the first time I've had a Dogfather and I will defintely be buying it again.

02-03-2014 02:32:41 | More by Flopjack
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MenardMa

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-02-2014 16:39:24 | More by MenardMa
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Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +34.8%

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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +28%

01-31-2014 04:44:59 | More by Michaeldmanley
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Lukass

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-30-2014 03:37:10 | More by Lukass
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-26-2014 22:49:43 | More by tobelerone
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.