Fubark - Pub Dog Brewing

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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pub Dog Brewing
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beer4Baltimore on 12-10-2013)
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Fubark Imperial Stout is planned to be a once yearly brew with a yearly variation in taste.
2013
This is batch 1000
70 IBU
Aged on Oak and spiced with Anise.
375 ml bottle

A - aggressive pour into 22 ounce glass yields a straight black brew with a short head that fades very quickly but leaves lacing.
S - anise in the aroma, dark malts, but I don't detect much wood. I'll let some warm and look for the wood later.
T - simple straight forward bittered stout with flavor additions of anise and some trace of wood resin. Not too complex but also not harsh.
M - smooth but light bodied and undercarbed from what I expect an imperial stout to be.
O - easily drinkable but not remarkable

Drop the price a bit and this would be something I'd pick up on a yearly basis to see what different flavor additions do to the base beer.

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12.7 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours an extremely dark ruby color. The head is about one fingers high, with a khaki shade. Retention isn't very good, neither is the lacing.

S: The main addition (anise) immediately takes the aromatic forefront. Some spicy oak tones come through behind that, with a hint of dark fruits further behind that. And there's even something suggesting a mild hoppiness. Overall, the anise portion is rather overdone - then again, considering how I don't like (overdone) licorice/anise in my beer, this is to be expected. Still, I don't hate the aroma, so some hope about a decent flavor is preserved.

T: Boom. Anise hits the palate immediately. There's an oaky note on the back end, but this is mostly an anise bomb. Remember earlier how I said I don't really like anise? Still, it does bring some complex notes - coffee, mint, chocolate, and the like. I'll give it a 3 because it is well made (if imbalanced): scoring subjectively, it would probably be a 2.5 or something.

M: I really enjoy its mouthfeel. Sure, it's a bit thin, but it's relatively crisp and dry without being harsh. In that regard, it drinks quite well. A sweet oiliness is left behind on the palate which serves to quash its dryness. It's not very tannic or carbonated.

O: Your enjoyment is going to be decided on whether you like anise in your imperial stouts. I don't, so this is pretty middling for me. The whole idea of this beer interests me - I'd love to see next year's batch use something like chocolate, coffee, or hell, even coconut.

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Fubark from Pub Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.