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Twelve-Dog - Black Husky Brewing

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90
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Black Husky Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
In the lower 48, 12-dog racing is king. To honor that tradition, our Imperial Stout uses 12 malts. In harness each dog brings unique personality, providing an unpredictable & exciting ride! A Lead dog guides the adventure and while Rosie is smallest in stature, she has the largest personality and is the natural representative for this intensely flavored, full-bodied beer - a bit over the top as is Rosie.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 06-25-2012)
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black Husky Twelve Dog Imperial Stout

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a CBS snifter. Served chilled...

A) I've said this beer, or that beer pours out like motor oil, and this definitely falls into that category. Thick looking and nearly black. Big milk chocolate head. Nice....

S) Deep roasted malt with milky sweetness. Light coffee, caramel, wood, and earthy hops.

T) A very nice blend of flavors. Mocha coffee, drizzle of caramel, roasty, woody, a little hop bitterness to balance all those malt varieties. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice aftertaste....

M) Full bodied with light carbonation. This was rich and creamy. A smooth brew, with a slightly dry finish. Very nice....

O) Another fine offering from Black Husky. I really enjoyed this start to finish. Better as it warms. Wonder what this might be like if it underwent some barrel aging?

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 03:14:27 | More by RoamingGnome
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22-oz bottle. 2013 vintage. Thanks to lowbit for the trade.

A: medium body and viscosity, dark brown to black, tinges of reddish mahogany at the edges.

S: this is the weakest part of the beer. I needed to let sit at room temperature a looong stretch to get much aroma. with warmth, though, I draw out a lot of roasted malt. milk chocolate, caramel, traces of vanilla. as expected, there's no fruit aroma - this isn't marketed as a russian imperial.

T: ton of roasted malt, with the flavors largely following the aroma. it's not acrid, though the roast's strong enough that I am forced to wonder about the quantity of hops added

M: decent body. the taste lingers.

very happy with this one, once I let sit awhile

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 01:33:28 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-20-2014 18:42:09 | More by Ncpogs
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-06-2014 04:49:00 | More by Kurmaraja
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-28-2014 02:35:31 | More by RobinLee
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2014 10:17:49 | More by Kelp
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-15-2014 00:56:09 | More by Bunuelian
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Leiting

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-11-2014 18:37:58 | More by Leiting
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-16-2014 17:31:29 | More by egrace84
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-16-2014 17:24:28 | More by Duff27
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Zuidman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-16-2014 15:50:58 | More by Zuidman
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to lowbit for handing off this bottle amidst the chaos & lost phone signals of the Central Waters Anniversary party. Been wanting to try some Black Husky since samples at the Great Taste last summer: & here we are. 22 oz. dog-themed bottle split with my wife.

Pour is moderately dark with above-average carbonation for a big stout. It requires a husky's nose to pull much aroma-wise off the beer's surface: there are gentle notes of vanilla, light sweetness, roast that comes & goes. Mostly goes.

Twelve-Dog is a slow-building fire. The first sip entertains nothing but a bland, sweet stout, but wait! The aftertaste shows some promise. Initial bout of sweetness gives way with odd slowness to Belgian chocolate, milky lactose, & roast with a dull edge of bitterness. Earthiness right on the finish. Mouthfeel is the strong point, nice & creamy, but a half-bomber will do me just fine, thank you.

Not as impressive as the hoppy samples we had from Black Husky. Other than being sluggish as a Prius off the mark, this is standard, pretty-good stout fare.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 02:49:30 | More by maximum12
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Westuh

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-30-2014 17:33:05 | More by Westuh
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-20-2014 20:51:19 | More by bpfrush
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-06-2013 02:20:29 | More by anticipation23
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-04-2013 14:59:54 | More by SourAddict
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-01-2013 23:58:18 | More by sisterthelonious
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bound4er

Wisconsin

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a bomber.

A. Jet black appearance with a two finger dark tan head. Leaves an incredible amount of lacing.

S. Vanilla mocha, coffee, roasted malt.

T. Coffee, toasted malt, chocolate. Finishes with lingering coffee notes and moderate bitterness.

M. I was expecting a bit more creaminess from this beer - call it medium bodied. Nicely carbonated.

O. This is a very nice, easy drinking impy stout. Barrel aging this will likely produce a killer beer. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 23:09:21 | More by bound4er
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured 22oz bomber into chalice. 2013 batch.

A - Coffee black with a dark tan 1 finger head. Fades into a ring and leaves behind a good amount of lacing.

S - Tons of roasted malt aroma (12 malts in all), espresso, dark and milk chocolate.

T - Packed with tons of flavor from all the malts that were used. Roasted espresso beans, dark chocolate, rich caramel, and burnt marshmallow. Has a bit of a bitter finish.

M - Full bodied, rich and smooth. Very nice carbonation for an imperial stout.

O - This guy knows how to brew beer and I'm very lucky that a few bottles show up in Madison every now and then. I look forward to the BB version of this.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 13:00:53 | More by Ri0
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DersOne

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

11-25-2013 18:23:07 | More by DersOne
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a huge, dense, tan head that has good retention and laces like mad. An acidic, toasted, coffee aroma. Black. Starts off with a deep, rich, toasted malt flavor with nice acidity. There's a medium bitterness that peaks in the middle as it takes on a very coffee-like flavor. The finish is lingering toasted malt with a touch of acidity.

This is really nice. It's a nice, thick mouthfeel, great toasted flavor, with the acidity kept in balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 03:22:42 | More by TheSSG
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ahermsen

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-14-2013 15:11:56 | More by ahermsen
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: opaque, poured with an incredibly thick dense brown/tan head
S: deep roasted malt, black strap, dense roasted coffee, stewed tea
T: well-balanced for age, some sharp bitterness in finish but well-made and highly drinkable young, will be great once hop bitterness mellows, deep burnt/roasted malt
M: creamy, dense, highly drinkable

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 16:38:46 | More by wisrarebeer
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-18-2013 04:03:19 | More by Kunstman
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-24-2013 04:06:39 | More by derkfromwi
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Twelve-Dog from Black Husky Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.