The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Laughing Dog Brewing

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The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged)The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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515 Ratings
The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged)The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing
Idaho, United States
laughingdogbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.85%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Over 11 months in the making some of the Dogfather is bourbon barrel aged.

71 IBU

Added by brownbeer on 12-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,098
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
515
pDev:
15.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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22
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Photo of HattedClassic
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Notes
The beer pours a nice, chocolatey brown head and leaves a nice lacing as the beer is drunk. The beer itself is a dark chocolate black.

The smell is decent. It has a moderate bourbon smell and sweet dark chocolate notes. The alcohol is fairly noticeable though.

The taste is decent. It has a strong bourbon note with roasty malts, and a moderate dark chocolate note. There is a wood chip note in the finish.

The mouthfeel is good. It has a heavy body.

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Photo of buzzy
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle from 10/17. Allowed to warm and poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: 3F head with good retention. Leaves lots of light tan lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is dark black.

S: Roasted malts, some oaked bourbon barrel. Not a whole lot else.

T: Follows nose. You'd expect some additional flavors like coffee or vanilla to develop but they're really not there. It's pretty good, but it's also pretty straightforward and lacks subtlety. A little bit of a burned caramel finish with some alcohol heat.

F: Medium to full bodied, drinks pretty well. Light carbonation. Construction is OK if non-complex. Balance also OK. Alcohol heat definitely noticeable on finish.

O: It's not a bad RIS and now I've had a beer from Idaho. Everyone wins.

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Photo of BergBeer
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Opaque jet black with a thin mocha head. No activity visible.

Smell: Rich caramel and vanilla notes. Then subtle black coffee and oaky bourbon. Alcohol is smooth if pronounced.

Taste: Much like the nose. Rich caramel, toasted coconut, bitter black coffee, oaky spicy bourbon, dark bakers chocolate, burnt toast, a little green apple on the finish.

Feel: Full flavored if a bit thin. Big body with a dry finish. Medium alcohol. Medium bitterness.

Overall: A good barrel aged stout. It’s not flawless by any means but overall it’s solid stuff.

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Photo of Bcurrie33
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Detected clove on first taste. Got me interested. First notes of licorice. Develops into smoky aftertaste often seen in bourbon barrel aged stouts. missing the vanilla I love from aging. Lacks the layers of flavor of well done imperials.

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Photo of Jlang2012
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black brew with a strong dark brown head; fantastic retention and lacing.

Big roasty nose: char, oak, ash, burnt coffee, molasses, licorice, caramel, and bourbon. A heavy dark malt profile definitely takes priority over the bourbon aspects.

Flavor follows: waves of roasty malt - at times metallic - tinged with bourbon. Burnt coffee, bitter chocolate, dark fruit, and molasses.

Smooth on the palate; bitter and strong, but easy drinking for a double digit ABV brew.

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Photo of tazzman
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nate139
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Redscot
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Insane darkness! Surprisingly big early head, overflow, limited retention, but present. Alcohol is definitely in the air....Delicious balance of high and low notes. Sweet entry, bitter/dry finish. Burnt berries in brown sugar. Very tasty, I enjoyed this quite a bit. It make's it's presence felt.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a very thin tan head that leaves very little lacing on your glass. Upon smelling, you get bourbon, Chocolate with some hints of vanilla and coffee. Tasting it you get a molasses & vanilla taste initially, with the chocolate coming thru the middle and the bourbon on the finish. More carbonated than I was expecting for an Imperial Stout. A good brew though.

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Photo of J_Mueller
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheWolf
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
2.8/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nhirsch04
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zanico
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elglueckert
4.44/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zp6167a
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
08/09/2014
Appearance...dark black, above avg tan head. Lasting.
Aroma....Whiskey, chocolate and whiskey.
Taste...brownie, pecan, vanilla, bourbon. Very tasty.
Feel...good pop for a stout. Hearty, Like a meal.

A very nice beer, Dogfather; you've made me an offer i can?t "ruff"-use.

**

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Photo of BdM
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shreead
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xenoreactive
1.78/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Pours like a dark soda. Next no head or retention.

Offensive licorice, anise, coriander and leather smell. Fuck this.

Disappointing muted flavors in the taste. Picking up some weird ammoniated flavor.

Super dinky and light texture. Ugh.

Drainpour. Do not recreate this beer. "Aged in old bourbon barrels"... Please. Aged in someone's kitchen sink.

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Photo of OleDixie
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Laughing Dog Brewing
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 515 ratings