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Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.
FortFort

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BA SCORE
83
good

951 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 138
Gots: 215 | 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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THECPJ

Delaware

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-23-2011 01:27:07 | More by THECPJ
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2011 22:00:57 | More by waiting4lunch
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-22-2011 02:51:54 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2011 18:51:46 | More by Imstillthegman
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WillyMac

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-21-2011 16:00:01 | More by WillyMac
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-21-2011 03:00:38 | More by 2dogbrew
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2011 01:17:39 | More by PEIhop
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-20-2011 04:09:36 | More by Rempo
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akukucka

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-19-2011 22:01:00 | More by akukucka
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2011 02:55:39 | More by Burt
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-17-2011 04:56:40 | More by ROGUE16
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jeffthepony

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-16-2011 16:37:05 | More by jeffthepony
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chcfan

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 13:21:24 | More by chcfan
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IPx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 05:51:09 | More by IPx
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Pecafaced

Maryland

2/5  rDev -45.7%

11-16-2011 02:55:51 | More by Pecafaced
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-15-2011 22:14:25 | More by orangesol
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Twerp28

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%

A shame this beer. This particular bottle at least. Having just gone through my beer cellar inventory I had noticed this Fort, although being purchased in 2009, had a late 2006 production date. Originally I read the '08 for an '06 and so it is I realized for the first time I was cellaring a five year old beer. A five year old beer very high in unfermented sugar surely.

Disappointed. Unfortunately I've had too much exposure to oxidised fruit wine and that is exactly what I'm getting from this bottle. I'm sure in it's more youthful days it had a hint of Raspberry Port or Brandy. I can taste it, I can see it. A dark brown with a hint of ruby, Irish Red would be fitting. Age has killed any form of carbonation and like a geriatric bottle of red wine it oxidises almost immediately. You get a whiff of it's youth, then it's gone. Lost to the present. It's Mickey Rooney in a bottle. Drink it when it was married to Ava Gardener. Young is best, if you have a 2008 drink it NOW! It has most likely already climaxed and is on it's way to the grave.

This being said, I can drink past the oxidation. If you can overlook the vinegar and the flatness this beer has something to say, it has experience, it has a story to tell. I'm watching Citizen Kane as I drink this bottle. What a fitting analogy. My old Fort is surely on the decline, but it is a bottle that has truly lived. Not some lager. Some lager who started life in mediocrity and finished it's years in the as the same shit lager as it began. Your drinking the steady decline into hell. It's not a James Dean or a Grace Kelly, it's a M. Night Shymalan or a Steve McQueen. I'd rather drink a beer that was once great than one that was never great at all.

11-15-2011 20:54:25 | More by Twerp28
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mcgwire756

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2011 19:14:55 | More by mcgwire756
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dw2430

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2011 18:32:19 | More by dw2430
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2011 17:04:41 | More by BeerThursdays
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n2pux

Texas

5/5  rDev +35.9%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-15-2011 04:21:05 | More by tat2dhllblly
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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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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2011 02:23:23 | More by Exiled
Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.