Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery
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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
4.59/5 rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A 1 pint/9.6 fl oz poured into a glass mug. Bottled in 2008 and cellared.
Appearance: Pours a clear pumpkin/ amber orange with a small white head that stays throughout. No real lacing.
Smell: Raspberries, raspberry tart, candy, and alcohol on the nose. Very malty. The raspberries bring both sweet and sour qualities.
Taste: Both sweet and sour in the taste. Nicely balanced. At 18% the alcohol is present in the taste and warms as it is consumed.
Mouthfeel: Syrupy and somewhat sticky over the palate. A sweet beginning but finishes tart. Extremely Slight carbonation.
Overall: This is truly one of my favorite beers. A unique beer even for the style. I was actually lucky enough to meet Sam at the old Brickskeller in Washington DC and begged him not to stop brewing this awesome beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2013 19:58:34 | More by MarvinSnyder
Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.