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Dogma - BrewDog

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334 Ratings
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BrewDog visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale brewed with honey, kola nut, poppy seed and guarana.

(Beer added by: seaoflament on 03-04-2009)
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-19-2013 21:05:41 | More by Anvilfarm
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fragilemacabre

New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Not sure what to expect from a beer that advertised guarana as an ingredient. I had plenty of underage experiences with Sparks, but that isn't quite the same. Boyfriend tasted first and said I wouldn't like it. My first mouthful was a little strange, but subsequent ones are super tasty.

It looks denser than it feels. Lacing quickly dissipates, though a solid carpet of foam on the surface lingers. Very bitter and alcoholic smell. Lots of coffee flavor though not much in the aroma.

It feels oily in a nice way and very light. More carbonation than I tend to prefer in beers, but it really works to carry the flavors across in a way that doesn't let the flavors become cloying.

Brew Dog consistently goes for surprises and excitement in their beers and this incarnation of Dogma is no different. I'm glad they do what they do. This could have gone very badly but it is surprisingly enjoyable,

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 01:45:34 | More by fragilemacabre
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Fcolle2

Illinois

3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours nearly solid dark brown with a tan finger and a half head that has decent retention.

Smell has a lot of different things going on. Licorice and cola are on the front end followed by some rich chocolate malt. Slightly floral note and a little bit of alcohol are also present

Taste is interesting there is a slightly sweet chocolate and cola combination that is defiantly different. There is also a slight caramel malt sweetness near that back end before a very light herbal hops bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel has a medium body with a slightly sticky sweet feel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 02:11:59 | More by Fcolle2
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nickfran

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-10-2013 20:43:44 | More by nickfran
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours a dark brown, almost black in color with 2 fingers of tan head.. excellent retention. a very sweet smelling beer overall.. hints of brown sugar, licorice, molasses, roasted grains, coffee. the flavor is pretty well balanced.. tastes like a mix between an old ale, stout, and porter.. a bit roasty, nutty, a sweet malty backbone with a bit of a membrillo sweetness (spanish fruit paste spread). it's a very easy to drink beer with a medium body and low carbonation.. leaves a sweet taste in your mouth begging for more to quench your thirst.

this is a pretty nice one from brewdog, and a big bottle at an affordable price. glad to see our area getting some of this stuff fresh.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 01:56:52 | More by facundoCNB
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bca115

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-29-2013 14:03:53 | More by bca115
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-15-2013 05:43:32 | More by jaydoc
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-13-2013 01:20:32 | More by djrn2
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Irrationalist

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-23-2013 02:51:55 | More by Irrationalist
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-17-2013 07:34:26 | More by zestar
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Stoutlad

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-05-2013 23:59:36 | More by Stoutlad
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CowsandBeer

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-28-2013 17:12:08 | More by CowsandBeer
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Brenden

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dogma is a burnt orange, unpolished bronze sort of color, dark and somewhere in the median between clear and opaque. It develops a sizeable head on the pour, initially rising to a thick two fingers. Retention is good, and it slowly drops to a heavy island of creamy, rocky foam. Lacing is a thick, webby ring followed by some legging and finishing with some pretty thick patching.
The interesting aromatics in this beer are strong, pouring out instantly upon the bottle's opening. Spicing is fairly heavy and the main element. After the spices fall back, the herbal note and something like citrus zest come out with a light floral note. Clearly British in nature, there's a tell-tale mild metallic note right up front.
The taste has the spices and herbs, but actually lets the hops shine in an unexpected way. Floral and earthy notes are strongest, though there's a touch of pine. A sweet note sneaks into the finish, and I think this beer has the most evident cola note in it than I ever recall tasting. There's a light peppery note as well.
Crispness in a medium body leads to a nice smoothness. It's lively without being overcarbonated, and fairly deep overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 16:07:45 | More by Brenden
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-24-2013 15:45:28 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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nyyfanatic213

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-08-2013 22:55:44 | More by nyyfanatic213
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-08-2013 22:44:11 | More by mpenning13
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-08-2013 17:51:29 | More by TheMrFarnham
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RollBounce

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-02-2013 20:55:02 | More by RollBounce
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JamLand

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-28-2013 00:44:20 | More by JamLand
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trebbates

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-27-2013 23:37:25 | More by trebbates
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-23-2013 23:12:05 | More by jaxon53
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

1.25/5  rDev -65.2%

06-16-2013 23:17:06 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Mbpike

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-16-2013 18:30:39 | More by Mbpike
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IWannaEatFood

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-07-2013 03:43:24 | More by IWannaEatFood
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-26-2013 14:54:02 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Dogma from BrewDog
81 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.