Dogma (7,4%) - BrewDog

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Dogma (7,4%)Dogma (7,4%)

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very good

26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 180
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 12
Gots: 43 | 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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Reviews by beerdrifter:
Photo of beerdrifter
3.97/5  rDev 0%
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. (732 characters)

More User Reviews:
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4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
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. (418 characters)

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2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.68/5  rDev -7.3%

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4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
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. (376 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, I guess a whole new entry was required because they dropped the booze a paltry 0.4%, eh? Oh, and reworked labeling, blah blah blah.

This beer pours a clear (I think), dark orange-tinted brown hue, with one skinny finger of loosely foamy, bubbly, and somewhat creamy tan head, which leaves some melting ghost face lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of roasted, lightly meaty caramel malt, separate wet ash, singed field honey, struggling domestic and tropical fruit notes, and leafy, weedy, and lightly floral hops. The taste is bready, doughy, and somewhat pastry-like caramel malt, watered-down treacle, honeyed wheat crackers, a faint earthy spice, equally tame yeasty esters, cafe-au-lait, subtle Nordic licorice, and still tame noble leafy, floral, and kind of perfumed hops.

The bubbles are fairly low-key and lackadaisical in their wandering frothiness, the body a solid medium-heavy weight (so not disappointing the inherent style here), smooth, and more than a tad (wee?) creamy. It finishes on the sweet side, as the caramel/toffee/treacle keeps things chugging along, the honey starts wondering about its per diem, and the hops bundle themselves back off to whence they came.

An enjoyable and rather easy to drink version of a Wee Heavy, the adjunct honey bolstering the base sweetness, but more in a flavour vein, than by anything all that sugary. Worthy of a go, if you have any predilection to malt-bombs, that somehow possess the ability to convince you that they are nothing of the sort. (1,547 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Dogma (7,4%) from BrewDog
87 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.