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Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

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FortFort

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BA SCORE
83
good

943 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 943
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.02%
Wants: 139
Gots: 213 | FT: 6
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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120minuteman

New York

4.78/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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)

Serving type: bottle

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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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%

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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.74/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

4.73/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2009 19:06:56 | More by BirdFlu
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

166 reviews as of this writing so I'll take a slightly different track this morning. I have wanted to try this for some time. For the record I am not a raspberry fan. I have heard good things about this beer and I finally got to trying it this weekend. It drinks amazingly well balanced and subtle. Both for the ABV and the raspberrys. Deceptively smooth and rich at the halfway point you know you've ventured into a very strong beer. I gave up at about 3/4ths recognizing if I drank anymore I'd be hurting seriously the next day instead of just tired.

I highly recommend trying this and splitting it with a friend. This beer truly redifines the boundaries of a fruit beer in a way I would never have considered.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2007 13:03:07 | More by barleywinebrewer
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ZX6Chris

California

4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Golden brown. Barely any head. Bubbles around the edge.

S-Sweet Unripened raspberries. Smells really nice.

T-Great raspberry flavor, of course the alcohol comes through, dry tart finish.

M-Medium body. Kind of like a raspberry liqueur but not too syrupy. Great carbonation

D-Slow easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 02:54:20 | More by ZX6Chris
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beergurujr

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

first thing: i cannot believe that this is an 18% beer. way, way too well balanced. however, i'll go along with the listed ABV, for now anyway.

visual: hazy strawberry blonde. moderate head and carbonation.

aroma: raspberries. simple, but good.

foretaste: raspberry extract-like. interesting. i like it.

mouthfeel: medium to heavy.

midpalate: raspberry and hop; alcohol (assuming it is really 18% ABV) extremely well hidden. perhaps a huge hopping rate to make this so drinkable?

aftertaste: pretty much raspberry extract. dry.

you'd expect such an extreme beer to be way malty, way sweet. this isn't. kudos to DFH.

buzz is hitting me now, shortly after downing this one rather quickly. it may actually be 18% ABV as listed. but as i wrote, very, very well balanced, regardless of actual ABV. a winner!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2005 06:34:37 | More by beergurujr
Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 943 ratings.