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Dogma (7,4%) - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
89
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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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Photo of BEERchitect
3.8/5  rDev -5%

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.

BEERchitect, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

GRG1313, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

Knapp85, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -8%

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
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

wrightst, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%

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
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

atrocity, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of dgilks
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Inky dark brown colour with a smooth, creamy dark tan head. Fair head retention. Some lacing.

Deep, dark caramel with some light fruitiness. Molasses. Interesting. Not as fruity as I would expect.

Rich molasses and burnt caramel. Some herbal notes from the heather and nice tartness on the back. Very good.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Suitable.

This is a really solid beer. A good Scotch Ale and the heather honey adds interesting depth. It is missing a little fruit for my liking but it works well otherwise.

dgilks, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Boone757, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

enelson, May 02, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

CrazyDavros, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

AngusOg, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

dcmchew, Nov 01, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

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
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Dicers, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.8/5  rDev -5%

@ 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 FLima
4.08/5  rDev +2%

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.

FLima, May 12, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -8%

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.

ThisWangsChung, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Oakenator, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Keith_R, Jan 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Kirk, Dec 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

thinwhiteduke, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

samEBC, Oct 23, 2012
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Dogma (7,4%) from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.