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Dogma (7,4%) - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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)
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StJamesGate

New York

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 23:28:54 | More by StJamesGate
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Keeping their vernacular in mind, the Scottish brewers of Brewdogs thwart the crazy and whimsy of the current and turbulent craft beer climate, and get back to their Scottish roots with a beer with the namesake of their own heart- a Scottish "Wee Heavy" that delivers on its promises.

Its beautiful display of brown, rust and ruby culminates in a garnet body with chestnut hues. Tawny in its appearance, the beer's deep and masculine color is clear yet dark with those red tones. Showcasing a mid-statured head, the beer's foam character is light but comfortably fledgling. With a semi-still late session, the ale favors brandy appearances while lacing only sparingly.

Its smoky-sweet aromas resonate on the palate with deeply cooked tofee- resembling molasses, coffee, and dark chocolate at times. Its deeply embedded savory scent is toasty, peaty, nutty and husky. There's a delicate blackberry and red grape note that lurks behind and gives the scent a beautifuly and tangy balanced scent as the taste draws near.

What ensues is a malty-rich taste of molasses, peanut, coffee and bittersweet chocolate with cola-nut influence and toast. As its hearty sweetness crosses the middle, the toasted malt taste and campfire opens up to fruity notes of raisin, date, figs and red grape. Finishing warm and toasty-dry, the impressions of fruit linger on to inform a peppery taste of sherry and scotch whisky.

Its underwhelming malty creaminess seems to undermine the taste of the beer, its plaster-like dryness crispens gives a drinkability early and late to the beer with ease, creating a symbiotic feel of what's savory and what's dry- something that only well-built beers can. Its malty-dry finish is warm and pleasantly ashy.

Dogma is likely Brewdog's most flagship-worthy ale- it captures the best of its vernacular but is so strong that it excels in it level of flavor, strength, richness and dryness- no Scottish ale has done so much in such effortless taste.

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Dogma (7,4%) from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.