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Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

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FortFort

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BA SCORE
83
good

949 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.02%
Wants: 139
Gots: 214 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

An ale brewed with a ridiculous amount of pureed raspberries (over a ton of 'em!). Fort has a Belgian-style base, then we follow a similar fermentation process to the one we use on our other super-high ABV beers, 120 Minute IPA and World Wide Stout.

49 IBU
ABV varies from 15-18%.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2005)
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Kakaraht

British Columbia (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +31.3%

A: Pours a crisp rose color with a decent white head that goes quickly.

S: Insanely like raspberry, as if they are being crammed into my olfactory. Extremely sweet and a little essence of pale malt extract with a waft of alcohol.

T: Rich creamy and so much raspberry goodness it is almost overwhelming. It has so much raspberry depth, nothing like any other fruit beer I have ever had. It does not contain that fake sugary fruit essence, or a thin I can almost imagine it flavor. The alcohol is almost covered for such a strong beer, but as it warms it does start to creep up. The tartness of the raspberry's does get covered up by bozzyness as it warms too.

M:Thick, heavy, creamy, and it sticks making your tongue beg for more tart raspberry.

D: Extremely drinkable for an 18% brew, would be hard to drink more than one though.

01-18-2011 02:03:21 | More by Kakaraht
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +31.3%

2008 Vintage

Split 4 ways, poured into a claret.

Appearance-A vibrant goldish color. Very hazy, can't see a damn thing through it. Little head, an off white one. You can just see the sticky beer clinging to the glass when swirling it.

Smell-Aroma was amazing. Just sweet ripe raspberries. It's boozy, but nothing like WWS or 120, and I was expecting a boozy mess. Only other aroma I get is a honey like sweetness, but boy this smells inviting.

Taste-Oustanding. Just can't believe how much this beer worked. Just a crazy amount of fresh raspberries in every sip. Upfront and towards the finish, and it didn't get old. Finish was on the dryer side that made me want to keep sipping. You can really feel the alcohol running through your veins, but not so much when consuming it. I drank this at about 45 degrees i'd guess, and when it warmed the booze definitely came out more, but so did a little more complexity. Sweet honey and a good amount of caramel and toffee notes came out too. Just oustanding all the way around.

Mouthfeel-Creamy, nice carbonation. Big mouthfeel, thick and chewy.

Overall-What else can I say. I really had to find the time to drink this. Obviously your not going to drink this all to yourself, although I probably could throughout a course of a day after trying it, and loving it. I honestly was expecting a sloppy mess even w/ the 3 years of age but it was just oustanding. Shocked by all the negative reviews on this one, I want more, and I'm already working on it. Amazing.

11-27-2011 15:41:27 | More by SWMeyer4141
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120minuteman

New York

4.78/5  rDev +29.9%

2007 vintage:

Appearance: A dark rosy red, much like a cider
Smell: A basket of rasberries, salmonberries and a hint of pear
Taste: Covered a wide range of flavors, starting from sweet and ending in sour. This bottle is less fruity than a younger bottle that I've had, and has become far more complex over time.
Mouthfeel: Not much retention, but felt like a young scotch at times
Overal: I would highly recommend this beer, great as an after dinner drink with some friends. If you see if, pick up 2 bottles: one for now, the other for later (5-years later)

08-24-2012 14:09:15 | More by 120minuteman
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

05-17-2012 00:41:54 | More by whitekiboko
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

05-15-2013 02:59:58 | More by atone315
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Lantern


4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

09-23-2012 17:56:08 | More by Lantern
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

03-07-2014 17:09:11 | More by IPAchris
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

08-22-2012 08:42:21 | More by Beeradelphia
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Bob402

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

03-15-2013 02:52:36 | More by Bob402
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

11-24-2011 16:17:36 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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IpeeA

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

02-06-2013 06:41:03 | More by IpeeA
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Mcvs1507

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

12-10-2012 01:20:28 | More by Mcvs1507
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

08-25-2012 04:01:56 | More by Howlader
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Radome

California

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

12-05-2013 03:48:42 | More by Radome
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zvanwink

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

05-10-2012 17:36:57 | More by zvanwink
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

03-06-2014 03:55:10 | More by hollywood_15063
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scott2269

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

11-15-2011 04:03:51 | More by scott2269
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Showvoisier

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

03-31-2014 05:36:20 | More by Showvoisier
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Integritous

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

07-29-2013 01:56:14 | More by Integritous
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Twig2848

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

04-06-2013 03:27:07 | More by Twig2848
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ridecam


4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

08-13-2012 01:17:56 | More by ridecam
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ManLoveBeer

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

03-14-2014 00:56:29 | More by ManLoveBeer
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

06-01-2013 21:06:24 | More by Casey3236
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.74/5  rDev +28.8%

2005 vintage bottle poured into a DFH tulip glass and served at roughly 50°F

A-Pink grapefruit/ruby deep color, medium sized bubbles in head with minimal lacing, small effervescent bubbles from bottom of glass.

S-Sweet heavy malt and molasses, fading to sweet fruit, a bit of dark fruit on top of the main raspberry notes.

T-First impression is a raspberry hard candy with a bit of resiny molasses. Light booze given the ABV, slightly tart, small, enjoyable alcohol burn that fades slowly.

M-"Wet" mouthfeel, good effervescence with lingering tingle, coats the mouth well to let the flavors sink in, lasting character.

O-4.75/5 because this one was a bit carboardy due to its age and may have been just slightly past its prime. Maybe the 2006-2007 would have scored a 5, will seek out more for future sampling. An exemplary fruit beer.

11-25-2013 18:46:53 | More by DersOne
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BirdFlu

New Jersey

4.73/5  rDev +28.5%

Pours a red colour which is lighter on the edges.
The tate is very strong up front. Tangly and similar to DFH Olde School Barleywine. Theres a lot of really big flavor going on here. Lots of sweetness right after you swallow, which is when the raspberry seems more noticeable. A little bitter in the tonsil areas. Its similar to 120 minute or Olde School but with fruity sweetness and tang.
Mouth is very powerfully tangy and very carbonated. Its pretty thick and a bit syrupy.
Aroma is sweet and tangy, but develops as it opens up. More raspberry aroma becomes present later on, but it is still subdued. If it was any sweeter it would seem fake and inorganic.
Its a real sipping thing, like a wine. Def a bit boozey. It is a bit smooth relative to its high ABV, though. Almost reminds me of mountain dew or other fruity soda.

It really opens up in flavor and aroma, like wine does, as its been sitting open. So it gets better as you get further into it.

01-05-2009 19:06:56 | More by BirdFlu
Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.