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Dogma (7,4%) - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 1
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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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.

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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.
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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.

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