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Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

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FortFort

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BA SCORE
83
good

952 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 952
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.02%
Wants: 139
Gots: 215 | FT: 7
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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

dwaz, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tjseveryday, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Picked this up today. Nice and tart you will taste taste the rasberries. This is a very strong beer. Well worth tasting.

A -nice dark cherry hue with not much carbination.

S - dark cherry

T - alcoholic cherry taste really almost a halls.

M - same as taste really strong.

O - very strong but a really nice brew search it out!

Casey10, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

drummermattie02, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tclapper, Dec 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

scottyu27, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Joecaddie, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

bravesandbeer, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

pavpav12, Dec 02, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

dylnthmsn, Dec 01, 2011
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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.

SWMeyer4141, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

GRG1313, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

poibag808, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

zachary80, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Rick0685, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

THECPJ, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

waiting4lunch, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

GrindFatherBob, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Imstillthegman, Nov 21, 2011
Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 952 ratings.