Fort - Dogfish Head Brewery

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FortFort

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BA SCORE
83
good

982 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 18.97%
Wants: 146
Gots: 223 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2005

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%.
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Photo of allengarvin
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice glass, this is a very murky beer. It is slow to develop a head, and that dissipates quickly after it forms. Strong, sweet raspberry aroma, to the exclusion of anything else. Very heady beer, strongly alcoholic from the start. Raspberries in abundance, and generally sweet, but fortunately not cloying. Dogfish Head does have a lot of skill at making a reasonably drinkable extreme-alcohol beer, I admit. But this one is fairly one-dimensional compared to something like their Raison d'Extra. Interesting concept, but not that interesting of a beer.

Photo of flexabull
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

November 2006 bottle.

I've had this bottle for at least two years, it's been so long that i don't remember who sent it to me. Whoever it was, thanks again!

Pours a amber/pink color with a pretty good white head.

Aromas are you guessed it, raspberries. Not much else here, maybe some cream.

Taste is boozy, but not too sweet. Slick and think, light creaminess. Finish is tart, with a very raspberry character, and some alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is good, nice and thick.

Drinkability? Not really... Intersting beer for sure, but man, I doubt my friend and I will be able to finish this bottle.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear copper-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of strong raspberries, booze, a bit of Belgian yeast and some floral elements.

T - Starts off with some strong sweet raspberry flavor with some tartness. Through the middle, some booze comes through with some floral flavors. The finish is a mix of more sweet and lightly tart raspberries with some booze and a bit vanilla and yeast.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Pretty drinkable. A bit one dimensional, but the strength and complexity of the raspberry flavor is really nice.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11/28/05

Saved this beer for my birthday, and it was worth it. Poured a reddish-copper, with a thin but well-retained head. Lots of bubbles, like a champagne, and a great stack of lace as the glass emptied.

Smelled predominantly of raspberries, vanilla and sweet spices. A buoyant and thankfully not-too-sweet aroma.

Flavors: excellent depth. There's a small liqueur-type bite, but at 18% ABV, the alcohol is hidden pretty well. Amidst the fruity, pungent, spicy essence is a veneer of wild yeast, all of that offsetting what could've been a too-sweet concoction, but what turned out to be a nicely balanced, complex, intriguing drink. Raspberries, yes. But there's a lot more going on here, especially in terms of spiciness and the full-bodied, kinda wild essence given off by the yeast.

Mouthfeel was full of fizz, yet held a round, heavy, somewhat glaze-y heft.

Despite the high alcohol, this went down extremely well. A beguiling, intriguing brew. What is this exactly? (besides another amazing Dogfish Head invention.) Pricey, which limits drinkability, but well worth the experience, at least once.

Photo of Resuin
4.23/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter. This was bottled in 2011.

Appearance: Pours a deep, raspberry red/maroon and gives an off-white head that fades almost immediately to nothing. Pretty opaque and raspberry colored.

Smell: Big, sweet raspberry syrup, molasses, malts, bourbon, vanilla, hint of alcohol. Big smell, but not overwhelming. Pleasant.

Taste: Sweet raspberry syrup, molasses, caramel, malts, a bit of spike, hint of tart raspberry. Like big candied raspberry malts. Big flavor. Alcohol is masked well - this is very drinkable, maybe the 3 years since bottling has something to do with that.

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a medium syrupy body. Finishes with just a bit of booze.

Overall: Like sweet raspberry syrup this is quite sweet, but enjoyable. The alcohol is masked well, yet gives it some character. I drank the whole bottle and enjoyed it. Lots of flavor though, with a nice variety of influences.

Photo of Todd
4.39/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a long-stemmed, wide-bowled red wine glass the 1 pint, 9.6 fluid ounce bottle pours a hazy tea appearance, with shimmering orange hues and shades of pink and peach. The beer is topped with a respectable white foam head with wispy lace and gentle cling to the inside of the glass.

Big aroma of raspberries and huge solvent alcohol fumes, akin to Chambord, and pungent as the beer warms. Dots of savory spices and fresh hops in the nose, too.

The lively carbonation not only helps to retain the lacing, but it's the first introduction to the beer. It's spritzy, invigoration and amps up the beer's sharpness on the palate, followed by a smooth creamy feel. Alcohol definitely makes itself known. The heat worms its way into the palate with solvent and spice. Raspberry flavor is juicy, tart and dominates as it mingles with the alcohol to create a unique cordial-like experience. Malty backbone with sublet caramel, honey and vanilla lingering in the background. Belgian-esque with a dose of candi sugar-like sweetness and spices found in some Belgian ales. Suggestions of lime in the bitterness compliment the tart raspberry. Slight leafy hop character comes across the palate, followed by a salty edged linger on the tongue as the beer fades and dries away. Some solvent heat and spice remain in the finish with faded raspberry flavors for quite sometime.

Definitely one to share with friends, or someone special as "lights out and good nightcap." Although the beer's flavors open up as the beer warms, some might want to stick to serving cold to avoid the alcohol heat.

Pair it with something big and bold, like a Baked Brie en Croute, a hot chocolate torte, or selection of soft dark Belgian-style chocolates. Or better yet, make mini-fruit cups with fresh peaches and raspberries and soak them overnight with half a bottle of Fort. Top with fresh cream and a mint leaf, and pair the dessert with the other half of the bottle.

Photo of sulldaddy
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampling this brew with Stopper. Poured slightly chilled into a snifter clear amber color with eggshell white edge layer of head.

ARoma is a bit of grainy malt but dominant sweet raspberries. First sip is fairly thick body syrupy texture and very fine carbonation, that tingles my entire mouth.
Flavor is almost all sweet berries from start to finish. Not very complex, almost like a fruit wine.

A tasty enough beer, but I wouldnt buy it again.

Photo of Floydster
2.21/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

750 ml bottle that was made on November 13, 2006, purchased at Liquid Solutions for a very expensive $17.55

I will start off by saying I opened this last night when a bunch of friends came over, but then nobody wanted any, so I was stuck drinking this whole thing by myself and it pretty much knocked me out, strongest beer I have I believe, wow!

Poured into my Dogfish Head snifter with a pinkish brown color, pretty funky looking with a pretty large foamy head that settled pretty quickly, left some lacing but not much

Smell was pure raspberries and surprisingly reminded me of a fruity soda with the amount of carbonation and the small bubbles rushing to the top, impressive for a beer that was capped, not corked

Taste was a little rough for me, almost like a berry blended barleywine, nothing like any fruit beer I have ever had and had a lot more hops than I thought it would especially after a year, but was pretty bitter, aftertaste was a little nasty and it just kept kicking, can really taste the high alcohol in this one, beer at first and then quickly turns into a champagne like aftertaste with not much raspberry oddly, wish it had more of a fruit taste

Could not drink another sip of this, but I did finish the entire bottle and that is part of the reason why I was not in the shape to write this review last night, too strong for one person

Cool to try because it is the strongest fruit beer in the world, but it is extremely pricey and pretty hard to find, I do not know if I could recommend this beer, but if you are curious like I was, you need to give it a try

Photo of emmasdad
2.8/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

WOW, and not in a good way. Spent a night in Loveland with the family, and stopped into a well known liqour store for a few bottles. Saw 750s of this one on sale for eleven bucks, and my wife really wanted to try it. This was not a pleasant experience. Huge raspberry flavors were present, but so was a huge, overbearing and unpleasant alcohol presence. This one was too hot to be enjoyed.

Photo of CRJMellor
2.85/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a sort of off color dark orange with a clean white head. sort of soda-like carbonation.
Aroma has a nice undercurrent of red berries with some corn-like malt liquor and medicinal notes. Raspberry puree notes pick up as it warms a bit, pleasant.
Flavor is simply hot alcohol with a dash of raspberry. Get no hops bittering or floral notes at all. Simply an grain alcohol or malt liquor with a splash of raspbeery and it actulaly becomes more alcholic as it warms. Almost unpleasant
Mouthfeel is "hot" sort of sacchiriny sweet that eliminate any tart fruit flavor and just focuses on sweet alcohol.
Drinkability is disappointing. This may need some serious aging but I'm not sure that is going to do the trick. End result was simply an alcoholic malt liquor with some raspberry flavoring added. Nyquil comes to mind. Very disappointing.

Photo of arizcards
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a bomber in early January from Sportsmans for $15.59.

Beer poured a red orange color with a decent head initially. Initial impression was one of pouring a glass of wine. Nose has a very wine like pleasantness, very heavy of raspberry puree. Taste initially was heavy on alcohol but settles down afterwards into a steady source of heat. It is pretty nice, of raspberry malts with an almost dark chocolate bitterness. Mouthfeel is light bodied but very smooth. Drinkability would be very good if sharing the bottle as an after dinner apertif. I believe this would pair well with dark chocolate. I honestly did not know what I was getting into before trying this. I am not sure if i want to take on the whole bottle in one sitting. This is worth a try but something I will not go after again,

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I cellared this beer for approximately one year under the adequate and relatively constant temperatures of my subterranean layer. Excited for the beer just at the summer breaking point when the days are almost beginning to get shorter and hotter.

Appearance:
The beer pours a very rich amber color with almost no head. Towards the end of the bottle there is noticeable white, floating sediment, but most of it stayed suspended. Speckled with white freckles.

Smell:
Potent ethanol with a tart berry sweetness. The berry aroma is specific to a tart berry of the woods, mostly raspberries. Candy sugars and no bitterness or spice. This beer smells strong for a fruit beer, I am definitely beginning to believe that this beer is 18% abv.

Taste:
Borderline overwhelming sweetness with this beer, but obviously a lot of sugar is required to boost a beer up to 18%. Potent ethanol makes this beer like a liquor with ease. Pungent sugars are upfront and finish. I would have preferred a tart, dry finish, but what did I expect with a beer brewed with over 2000lbs of raspberries.

Mouthfeel:
Incredibly strong beer that loses sight of being a beer. I don't mind the strength of the alcohol or sugars, but there is nothing else to bring balance to this beverage. I would have loved this beer to have bitterness (not from hops) to help me conceive this as a beer instead of a darker smirnoff.

Overall:
This is a sipper, high alcohol prevents you from wanting to chug this beer at all. My main complaint with the beer is I would have better enjoyed a mead for the same price, alcohol content and sweetness. However, this is a terrific attempt at an extreme beverage and I applaud them for their effort. I wonder if it was actually worth a year of aging, but I like to pat myself on the shoulder for making it this long....

Photo of Pegasus
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy deep claret in color, with a small head, which soon fades away. Modest carbonation drifts lazily to the surface. The lacing is faint.

Aroma: Intense notes of raspberries and vinous alcohol

Taste: Begins with over-the-top raspberries and vinous alcohol. The alcohol is quite warming and by no means subtle. The raspberries, tart and juicy, play off against the strong and spicy alcohol, with neither dominating. Both the raspberries and alcohol intensify as the taste progresses. The alcohol brings the taste to a graceful close.

Mouthfeel: Very soft, full, velvety, with a texture similar to that of port wine.

Drinkability/notes: Stunning and elegant, for me, comparisons to port wine are inescapable. Its a pity that Fort is no longer made, I cannot think of a more elegant accompaniment to a holiday dinner than this. This was 2008 vintage.

Presentation: Packaged in a one liter Belgian-style brown glass bomber, sealed with a pry-off cap, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice, though a champagne flute might have been equally appropriate.

Photo of IronDjinn
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at the Trading Post Market in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho of all places, they had about 5 of them out on display near the wines. The cashier commented on the price (almost $17 US), and said that she'd never drink anything that was called "Dogfish". The bag boy just looked at me with quiet sullen contempt, probably imagining all the cans of Schlitz he could have ponied up with for that amount spent on the one bottle of weird fucked up beer. I hastily exited....

Comes in a 750 ml brown magnum, only capped, a green-eyed redheaded maiden on the label blowing raspberry kisses. Pours out a cloudy, no...make that murky hazelnut tone, forced highlights of bright pink when held to the light. The head is a quick creamy off-white splash with little retention, leaving a thick creamy ring on top of the beer.

Aroma is boozy with the smell of fermented raspberries, vinuous notes, slight alcohol warmth.

Flavour is instantly warmed by alcohol content, malt is bready, tart red currants, really only the faintest traces of raspberry--I have a feeling the berries were used to help up the abv% to what it more than to substantially flavour this. Or perhaps the alcohol presence is too overwhelming to give the raspberries a chance. Definitely more reminiscent of wine with the exception of the malt content.

Mouthfeel, while a bit acidic from the alcohol content from the fruit, is pretty balanced, on the lighter side of medium-bodied, but still smooth.

Not sure if I have an inkling to try one of these again, especially at the price tag. Definitely some sipping stuff and best shared with others who appreciate trying extreme beers like this. Impressive that they managed to pull something like this off, but it still doesn't wow me.

Photo of nickd717
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 bottle from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in DC. This beer seems to be about as polarizing as it gets. Love it or hate it. Personally I thought it was good, although "love" is probably too strong of a word, reserved for things like Dark Lord, the movie "Dumb and Dumber," the Steelers, my girlfriend, authentic tacos al pastor, and Westvleteren 12.

A - Pours a hazy orangish golden color with some reddish hues and a minimal white head.

S - Sugar, raspberries, wild funk, and alcohol.

T - Sweet malt, fresh raspberries, mildly tart funk, and alcohol. Much more sweet than it is tart.

M - Medium-bodied and boozy on the palate.

D - If you think of this as a liqueur, it's actually pretty damn good and drinkable. As a beer, well, it's very unique, and I admire that.

Photo of nrbw23
2.12/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A- Pours a dark orange and very hazy. Not too much going on here for the head either.

S- Smells of alcohol for sure and a mixture of raspberries.

T- Alcohol is everywhere and almost insane. A very slight raspberry taste and that is pretty much it.

M- Very thick and syrupy. Fuller side of medium in body and low carbonation.

D- The search continues for a fruit beer I like. No thanks I'll stick with their IPA's for sure next time.

Photo of matjack85
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a 750ml brown champagne style bottle. At 18% alcohol, this beer will keep awhile. I noticed some reviewers had 5 year old bottles of this stuff before they opened it. Mine is from the 2008 release, so it's only 2 years old.

The pour resulted in a pink grapefruit juice looking drink with just a thin white rim for a head and no lacing whatsoever.

When they say this stuff is made with tons of raspberry puree, they're not kidding. There's as much raspberry smell to this as there is in a fresh baked raspberry pie or an open jar of raspberry preserves. Add the alcohol and it's similar to opening a bottle of Chambord Liqueur.

This fruit beer is nothing like the Belgian lambic style fruit beers I've tried. The Belgians don't come close to matching this beer's alcohol potency. Raspberry and malt flavors dominate the taste with alcohol that doesn't even try to hide itself. It tastes like raspberries and other berries steeped in alcohol.

The best part about this beer is its mouthfeel. Despite its heavy raspberry taste, it isn't syrupy at all. Its actually thin to medium bodied with low carbonation. A lot of people like to sip this because of the high alcohol, but I actually liked taking a few big gulps.

There is no way anyone should drink this whole bottle by themself - it's meant for sharing, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have high drinkability. It's a pleasure to drink like a fine cordial, so I'm not gonna knock it down on drinkability just because of the high alcohol. You might not drink a lot of it, but what you do drink of it, you'll like.

Photo of Crosling
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found this beer to be quite enjoyable, not multi-dimensional by any means, but the raspberry succulence more than made up for the lack of malt character. A bigger malt body and mouthfeel would be nice, but I was impressed by the fruit character (which was lush and authentic) in both the aroma and flavor. I thought the alcohol was well hidden as well, making for a pretty enjoyable experience.

Photo of brotherloco
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml capped. Bottled 2011. Served in a tulip.

Pours a slightly hazed grapefruit red with a couple of fingers of beige foam. Heat settles to a fluffy ring. Some broad lacing.

Aroma is very much like raspberry soda. Bright berry fruit, floral garden notes. Some alcohol.

Initial flavor is intensely sweet, with a syrupy fruit quality. Things sour a little and tartness emerges in the middle, but sweetness sticks around too. Both flavors linger on in the aftertaste. A slight alcohol taste in the finish, but amazing how well buried it is. Overall I like the flavor but it does have some unpleasant cough syrup qualities.

Full bodied with medium-low carbonation. Drinks quite thick and syrupy.

I'm used to Belgian-style beers with fruit in them to be a lot lower in ABV and with much higher carbonation, so this one is pretty unique. You certainly don't need more than one glass in a sitting.

Photo of BeerLover99
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: orange/mild cloudy, finger white head,
nice lacing

S: big raspberry nose, boozy, vanilla, jam

T: huge raspberry, hint of cherry, mild malt,
vanilla, boozy/sticky/sour finish

M: med body, big sticky/pucker mouth

O: Interesting. Glad I tried it, don't
know if I would get again. BIG SiPPER!
Share with friends. Reminds me of
strawberry wine when I lived in the South.

GOOD, NOT MUST HAVE!

Photo of philbe311
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love Dogfish Head, but I'm been a bit nervous to pop this one open for more than two years, but tonight is the night...

Bottled 9/14/2011

A - A finger's worth of audibly fizzy light khaki colored slightly creamy head with an abundance of big chunky bubbles mix in... Minimal retention gives way to a full thick creamy lacing that looks quite appealing... Large carbonation bubbles cling to the sides of the glass as some random quick paced carbonation bubbles rise sporadically within... The color is a slightly pale and slightly murky orange... So far so good...

S - The pureed raspberries hit the nose first in a very satisfying manner... Ground mustard??? Slightly medicinal qualities... A very subtle Belgian yeast component... Not too shabby...

T - The immediate flavors are rather pleasant... Golden raisins... Raspberries... A light Belgian yeast flavor... This is quickly replaced by the booze and heat which take an a thick syrupy cough medicine quality (which dissipates a bit as it warms)... The heat lingers for a good bit...

M - Medium to bull bodied... Uber dense... Syrupy... Thick... Chewy... Light carbonation...

D - Sip slowly... Would have made an interesting and somewhat compelling 12 oz, but the 25.4 oz format is quite daunting and even puzzling given the ABV... Not as bad as many reviews make it out to be (perhaps to the two years I let it sit), but not something that I would recommend nor drink with any regularity... This is what DFH does and you either love or hate their attempts at pushing boundaries and I for one love it because otherwise there would be no World Wide Stout...

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into a snifter glass. From notes: Pours a slightly hazed orange/deep gold, with a thin ring of white head. Nose is raspberry puree with sugar and alcohol, pungent hops,perfume and some oak. Tastes very strong. Of alcoholic raspberries with a bunch of fresh hops added in. Potent. A bit woodsy with a metallic twang towards the end from the warmth of the alcohol. Pretty intense overall, but as it warms it does grow on you and becomes more enjoyable. Strong fruity finish with lengthy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy yet abit prickly, at the same time. Interestingly unique beer.

Photo of PorterLambic
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-brown with very little head that disappears immediately. Surprise, no lace.
Smell is malty, alcohol, strawberry, and dark fruits.
Taste is like sherry with malt, dark fruits, a big hit of alcohol with no noticeable raspberry but a slight strawberry note.
Full-bodied and a medium effervescence, smooth, almost chewy. A really good beer if a sipping one.

Photo of lackenhauser
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pink tinged, amber in color. A fair amount of carbonation to it. Huge, big ole nose of rasberries. This sucker screams fruit. Very sweet-no tartness to it. Nice big blast of rasberries and some crisp malt-wheat? The alcohol is very present. Slight bitterness-I chalk that up to the alcohol. While the fruit is a sweet boost it is actually quite dry. Good body for the beer overall. Very enjoyable-split a bottle with a friend @ 18%. The alcohol dominance knocks it down a bit. Now that I can get it easily in bottles I will cellar some for sure.

Photo of CHickman
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 7/9/07: pours a cloudy copper reddish amber with a 1/2 inch foamy tan head; smells of raspberries and malt, with that sweet scent like a port wine that just screams of heavy alcohol content.

Sharp taste of raspberries and malt up front, with the warming alcohol feel starting as the brew slides down and then gets sweeter as it comes to a dry finish. Very light carbonation and decent lacing, but this beer leans more towards a wine or barleywine rather than a true beer (like the 90 Minute IPA for example). After the second sip I started to taste citrus, like orange peel and/or lemon, as well as some caramel, maple syrup and other spices that were present, but so repressed by the dominant raspberries and malt flavor that my taste buds couldn't decipher what they were. The alcohol is noticable, but considering it's 18% it was pretty well masked.

This beer is like the Lindeman's Framboise Lambic on steroids, and I mean that in a good way. It's an interesting beer that would go well with desert or a piece or dark chocolate, but it's not a session beer. I'm glad I shared it my wife as a nightcap since it was a "mood" setter, but this is not a beer for anyone looking to drink beer. This is a solid experiment from Dogfish Head, but overall is a tad too sweet for me to come back and have this again unless it's for a romantic interlude involving a good beer with a high ABV, chocolate and some hot lovin' on the agenda!

Fort from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 982 ratings.