1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Dogma (7,4%) - BrewDog

Not Rated.
Dogma (7,4%)Dogma (7,4%)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

136 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 136
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
BrewDog visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: dgilks on 04-12-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 136 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by StJamesGate:
Photo of StJamesGate
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

StJamesGate, Dec 26, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at the Flying Saucer at the Lake Beerfeast 2012.

The beer pours a yellowish color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the peat malt, with some nice toffee and caramel notes thrown in. The flavor is once again fairly peaty, with some dark fruit and heather notes. There is also, as expected, a lot of toffee and caramel. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This is much better than the Original Dogma.

Mora2000, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev -24.6%

innominat, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of fionn13
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

fionn13, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of KarlMcGowan
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

KarlMcGowan, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of nicole-mac
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%

nicole-mac, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Trashcat
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Trashcat, Wednesday at 10:07 PM
Photo of azkkr
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

azkkr, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of DenverBigRed
3/5  rDev -24.6%

DenverBigRed, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +0.5%

woodchip, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Saxboy10
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Saxboy10, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Nage37, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Keith_R, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

GRG1313, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of crosenkrantz
4/5  rDev +0.5%

crosenkrantz, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of rostencrantz
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

rostencrantz, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of TheWillMitch
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

TheWillMitch, Aug 02, 2014
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.

CrazyDavros, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

enelson, May 02, 2014
Photo of wedge
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

wedge, Dec 14, 2013
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.

LiquidAmber, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Irish12
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Irish12, May 06, 2014
Photo of Rwalford74
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Rwalford74, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of RyanK252
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%

RyanK252, Sep 16, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Dogma (7,4%) from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.