Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine and select auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Dogma (7,4%) - BrewDog

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

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

29 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 29
Hads: 189
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 31.22%
Wants: 14
Gots: 45 | 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:
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.
View: Beers (104) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Reviews: 29 | Hads: 189
Photo of heygeebee
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BB 03 13 - from Slowbeer.

Pours a dark chestnut brown, russet hues, tan coarse head. Good clumpy lacing.

Malts driven nose with caramels, a little honey.

Taste is direct into Scotch Ale territory, dark treacle toffee, earthy malts, burnt caramels. As it warms, more earthy, dry, dark roast flavours emerge and dominate.

Mouthfeel good, medium bodied, carbonation medium.

All in all, much better than what I remember its previous namesake to be. Odd marketing tho...

 470 characters

Photo of flyingpig
3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark mahogany brown to black. Bubbly, light brown head that fades fast.

Dark raosted malts and a strong coffee aroma coupled with some chocolate and a touch of caramel and peat. Dome liquorice & a stout-like aroma that has some sugar in it and possibly some figs and other dark, dried fruits and possibly some plums.

Roasted malts prescense with some chocolate, burnt sugar and cocoa along with some milder coffee notes. There is a touch of grain and alcohol quickly followed by some dried fruit notes and a helping of some fig.

Medium to full in body with a moderate amount of carbonation and a creamy feel to the beer that is generally quite smooth. There is an overall sweetness from the fruit and a touch of alcohol too.

This one was a lot heavier and harder to swallow than it's original nmaesake, the 7.8% version of this beer. In fact the two share no similarities other than in name with both being a completely different style of beer to the other. To be honest I wasn't a fan of this version of the beer at all although it was drinkable.

1001 Beers To Try Before You Die:

 1,122 characters

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
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

Photo of dgilks
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

 537 characters

firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Dogma (7,4%) from BrewDog
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.