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Dogma (7,4%) - BrewDog

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 9
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dgilks on 04-12-2012

The truth. You don’t want to hear the truth. The truth’s no longer out there bubba. Just chicken ass lies. Become a Dogma Disciple. Believe in the birds and the bees. Act crazy, be heavily armed at all times and scream in German. Dogma is an indulgent, decadent and encapsulating scotch ale brewed with 10 different types of malt all blended together with Scottish heather honey. Soak up the sweet nectar like a jackrabbit on heat. This beer is not cool. You may think it is, but that is just a beautiful lie fabricated by clowns and gypsies.
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Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 27
Photo of BikeChef
3.27/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The old Dogma was an unusual IPA-like beer. I loved it. This Dogma 2.0 isn't nearly as interesting. Fairly straightforward Scotch ale with a heavy maltiness to it, but not much else; finishes slightly sweet (honey?), but not in a way that detracts from the balance.

Photo of Dentist666
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Darker than Santa paws
Stronger than Santa paws
Sweeter than Santa paws
As unfamiliar to Scotch as Santa paws

Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

• 10.29.14 – Game 7 of World Series (baseball playoffs – it’s 4 out of 7 and they don’t often go down to the wire like this – San Francisco (won) vs. Kansas City)
• Perfect pour yields 1.5 inches of dark tan head, held to the light it has a ruby / garnet color on the edges, held away from the light, very dark
• Can’t get much smell but what I can is malt influenced
• Full heavy taste, slight amount of roastiness, coffee, or maybe it’s just bitterness from the hops coming through. Not really tasting “heather” but not sure what it tastes like anyway. Great mouth feel.
• 4.0 rating

Photo of Fievel
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just wasnt good in any aspect

Photo of barfootbandit
4.67/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a sniffer aged about a year. Looks, smells and tastes like cola from the addition of kola nut. Never would have thought this to be a scotch ale more like an extra dark and malty brown ale. Nevertheless the scotch style malts added another level of complexity to the beer. Massive tastes of honey give this beer extra depth as well. A combination of malt, dark sugars and alcohol make this a heavy yet delicious beer. Hope to see it on the shelves again and would highly recommend it.

Photo of BlazerT
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Dark brown with small, white head. Poor lacing. Poor head retention. Aroma is dark malts, honey, caramel, candy. Taste i sem-sweet, honey, light bitterness, some floral notes, dark fuits, booze is quite noticable. Little oily texture, medium to full body, soft carbonation, alcohol warmth is strongly present. Finsih is long and sweet (boozy). Definetely not my style.

Photo of bluestyle18
4.94/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice smooth flavored ale from BrewDog.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a dark brown color with an off white head. The aroma has a nice deep toasty malt note with peat smoke, dark fruits and alcohol. The flavor mimics the nose with more of the peat, some of the brown sugar, molasses, and char, and of course just a hint of alcohol. The beer drinks easy and smoothly. Overall, this is a solid option and very nice on tap.

Photo of drpimento
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

The commercial description is almost as good as the beer and the beer is very good! Poured at a perfect temperature with a modest light tan head, a little yeast and a very dark clear but almost opaque cherry color. Aroma is dark roast malt traditional Scotch ale. Flavor is a little muddled upfront but it really comes out in the finish as an excellent traditional Scotch ale; lots of dark malt and sugar flavors toffee little Cocoa, not quite smoke but in that direction. Body is great for this style soft warm round slightly boozy. Great drinkin' Scotch ale.

Photo of Wobbly
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Outstanding beer.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

When the dry earthiness and smoky taste of scotch whisky causing much abrasion upon the palate, those otherwise beautifully masculine ale keeps the vernacular in mind while softening those peated flavors and textures with honey, malt, spice and a wee-heavy attitude.

Hazy and somewhat muddled in appearance, its tawny bronze hues thwart a massive arid head that's bursting with aromas of honey, toast, chocolate and booze. Its medium-weight malt buffers the earth and pepper with floral honey, toffee and smoky sweetness.

The ale blossoms across the middle as its floral and caramel gives way to robust toast, coffee, cocoa nib, cola nut and crusted savoriness. Given a slight 'meaty' taste as its fatter middle is given a melanoidin-rich lushness.

Its fast-fleeting exit lightens considerably and casts aside the bulk of sweetness, favoring a drier and spicy finish that's predicated on peppercorn, spruce, toasted husk with vinous and dried stone fruit. Its arid dryness, subtle warmth and stern effervescence enlivens a tepid ash character that's sure to be to the delight of fine cigar aficionados.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown with a large creamy head.
Nose shows rich dark malt with hefty caramel, treacle, burnt figs, toasty malt and chocolate fudge.
Some roasted malt as a flavours but a lot of sweetness too. Golden syrup, coffee, alcohol, piny hops and liquorice.
Overcarbonated.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with red highlights, virtually opaque in the glass. Thin tan head that dissipates to a ring around the glass, leaving thin lacing. Interesting aroma of brown bread, molasses, caramel, sweet nuts, hints of cola spicing and light cardboard similar to aged stouts. Flavor is a mellow blend of dark toasty malt, molasses, dates, figs, mixed nuts, cocoa and hints of coffee and cola. Really complex. Very nice creamy mouthfeel and medium to heavy body. A fun, complicated ale that has elements of both Scotch ale and porter, but with other interesting and complimentary flavors. There was so much going on here it seems almost all over the map, but still feels well melded and integrated. I'm impressed. The heavy malt and molasses flavors make it more of a sipping beer despite its moderate ABV. I liked this a lot and will snag another one when it rolls around.

Photo of NikJ
4.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank chilled from a BrewDog Snifter Glass at BrewDog Bristol in 2013.

Appearance: 4.50

Smell: 4.50

Taste: 4.75

Mouthfeel: 4.75

Overall: 4.75

Such a great, full bodied, flavorsome, beer from BrewDog.
One of my all time favourites, would highly recommend.

Photo of wedge
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

@ Paddy O'Beers

Very dark brown color with some sparse bubbles around the edge and a thin, web-like covering. Deep malty aromas along with molasses and prune...pretty mild overall though. Flavor is malty and sweet, but not cloying. Sweet bread, berries, some stickiness, bitter chocolate, dark fruit, and cola. Medium bodied, clean, and dry. A nice little Scotch ale.

Photo of Dave1999
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours pure black out of the bottle, there is a tiny off white head.

The smell is caramel and treacle, very sweet.

The taste is very sweet and malty, very sweet with caramel with a lot of yeasty flavour.

The mouthfeel is thick like honey,with medium carbonation.

Overall a very tasty if not overly sweet ale. The mouthfeel is fantastic though. The sweetness does make it difficult to drink though. It's too sweet for me.

Photo of FLima
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black color, ruby when exposed to light. It made a two fingers of thick caramel head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of chocolate and caramel, brandy and malty notes. I did not get much honey here.
Delicious sweet flavor, here you can find honey, herbs, roasted malts, licorice, cola, red fruits and some brandy. You can go on and on (sugar cane syrup, mint etc.).
Mild dry and fruity with a distant ginger aftertaste.
Really full body, velvet almost viscous, with very low carbonation, though appropriate. 7.4% ABV is timid given its bold character.
Even though it is complex, it is very drinkable. Excellent scotch ale.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500 ml (I think?) bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a very dark red color. The head is a nice looking two finger mocha shade with a good texture. Rock-solid retention and attractive lacing are also present.

S: There is a lot of chocolate, along side some cola, honey, and a very subtle herbal component. All the sweetness comes across enjoyably.

T: The flavors presented are far more caramel-forward in general than the nose suggested. Despite that, there's a strong suggestion of sweet cola and faint chocolate to start, before it gradually dries out near the finish. The honey qualities come across both dryly and sweetly.

M: At first, it's a very clean, dry brew, but after a while sweetness will accumulate on the front of the palate (the sides and back remain dry, however). Carbonation is low, which fits its somewhat syrupy nature - but the thinner texture doesn't, really.

O: For about 4 oz, this one truly kicks ass in terms of both drinkability and enjoyment factor. But as soon as the sweetness accumulates, it becomes a little less likable for my tastes. Killing an entire bottle would be difficult, but not unbearable; this is one to share with others. Between this and taking heroin, I'd pick drinking this 11 times out of 10.

Photo of StJamesGate
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Viscous violet-chocolate with bronze head of fast-fading froth.
Tar, fish sauce, oak smoke and Polish poppy cake on the nose - heavy.
Acidic black malts, dates, molasses, espresso beans, and sure enough, kola nut, then a spark of orange rind at the end.
Flower and allspice ending rolling waves of cookie spiced sweetness on the linger
Medium to full, well chewy, a bit oily, round and sticky.

Suspicious of this one, given BrewDog's taste for gimmickry and the ingredients. But it's a well-judged and hearty, with a combo of spice, hops, and black malt acid (but no roast) balancing the prodigious sweetness. Maybe not the most faithful to style, but a good winter sipper.

Photo of beerdrifter
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Dark mahogany pour with a touch of ruby when held to the light. Two finger beige head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is spicy, malty, and really complex with hints of nutmeg, molasses, figs, toffee, smoke, honey, and just a touch of coffee and mocha. The honey really comes out in the taste as this comes to temperature. Extremely toasty and malty with hints of cocoa, dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar, coffee, and just a bit of red berries and licorice. The mouthfeel is smooth as silk with a subtle creaminess and tangy bitter finish. Not at all what I had expected as I'm not a big fan of honey. A very unique and tasty interpretation of the style.

Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a deep brown color. Very rich looking. It's got a cream colored head on top that holds a very good retention. Not much lacing though. The smell of the beer is malty, with some smoked malt, and hints of chocolate. The taste is also loaded with a strong malt dominance, lots of caramel in there with subtle smoke and chocolate toast flavors in the finish. The mouthfeel is creamy, smooth and heavy. It's dense and should be for the style. Overall it's a good brew, I don't pick up on the addition of Heather or Honey too much in it. However it remains a good beer and is worth trying. In my personal opinion it's far better than the original Dogma.

Photo of danieelol
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Leura Cellars.

Pours a thin-looking dark black which turns to a dark amber when held to the light. Good, resilient head and lacing.

Smell shows a lot of roast and banana one might find in Cooper's Best Extra Stout. Smooth.

Taste is dry and roasty, yeasty and bitter.

Do get a slightly distinctive malty toffee flavour in this beer, which could be the honey coming through. Also get a lot of soy sauce.

The mouthfeel on this one is quite silky and good.

Overall a well-made scotch ale which I definitely enjoyed.

Photo of dansmcd
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep dark burnt orangey brown, under a finger of tan head which fades quickly to a cloud and collar with few thin strings of lacing.

S - Unexpected wafts of fresh fruit hops, pineapple, give way to roasted malts, buttered toast and honey. Lovely.

T - Again some fruitiness up front but heavily overwhelmed by black coffee, toffee, dark berries and lemon.

M - A lot going on in every sip, medium carbonation, medium body, dry chalky finish.

O - Full of twists and turns, it's worth a try.

Photo of heygeebee
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BB 03 13 - from Slowbeer.

Pours a dark chestnut brown, russet hues, tan coarse head. Good clumpy lacing.

Malts driven nose with caramels, a little honey.

Taste is direct into Scotch Ale territory, dark treacle toffee, earthy malts, burnt caramels. As it warms, more earthy, dry, dark roast flavours emerge and dominate.

Mouthfeel good, medium bodied, carbonation medium.

All in all, much better than what I remember its previous namesake to be. Odd marketing tho...

Photo of flyingpig
3.2/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark mahogany brown to black. Bubbly, light brown head that fades fast.

Dark raosted malts and a strong coffee aroma coupled with some chocolate and a touch of caramel and peat. Dome liquorice & a stout-like aroma that has some sugar in it and possibly some figs and other dark, dried fruits and possibly some plums.

Roasted malts prescense with some chocolate, burnt sugar and cocoa along with some milder coffee notes. There is a touch of grain and alcohol quickly followed by some dried fruit notes and a helping of some fig.

Medium to full in body with a moderate amount of carbonation and a creamy feel to the beer that is generally quite smooth. There is an overall sweetness from the fruit and a touch of alcohol too.

This one was a lot heavier and harder to swallow than it's original nmaesake, the 7.8% version of this beer. In fact the two share no similarities other than in name with both being a completely different style of beer to the other. To be honest I wasn't a fan of this version of the beer at all although it was drinkable.

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