Dogma (7,4%) - BrewDog
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4.26/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2014 06:13:46 | More by BEERchitect
Dogma (7,4%) from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.