The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Laughing Dog Brewing

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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
Ratings:
507
Reviews:
182
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
15.55%
 
 
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23
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109
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of gueuzedreg
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz into a CS snifter.

A- Black non transparent. Thin layer of lacing around the glass. Some head in the middle of the glass.

S- I can't put my finger on it, but it is a sweet smell. Charred dark fruits, chocolate, molasses and I think the sweet is from the bourbon I guess.

T- Again, it comes off sweet; almost like some honey was in this. The taste isn't bad, it is just so different from all other BA stouts that I have had. Chocolate, molasses and bourbon heat top this off.

M- Pretty thin, but not that big of a problem. Some carbonation follows down the throat.

O- I probably have this rated higher than others. I did not have a big problem with this one. Would much rather have than Dragon's Milk.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of BB1313
3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottled on 10/28/13. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with barely any light getting through; fluffy dark khaki head that slowly fades and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are very malty. Lots of dough. Very roasty. There's a nice amount of dark chocolate. Hints of vanilla as well. The bourbon character is very subtle and basically goes unnoticed. The flavors aren't too interesting, but not bad. Tons of roast and smoke. Hints of ash and char. Some black coffee in the mix. Lots of chocolate. Some hints of anise. Slightly bitter. Very earthy. Once again, there's basically no bourbon presence at all. There are hints of oak/wood though, especially in the finish. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied; creamy, fluffy and smooth with moderate carbonation. Not a bad sipper.

This isn't a bad stout, but the barrel characteristics are pretty bland. I never would've guessed this was a bourbon barrel aged beer if it wasn't for the label.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

At least a year old. I'm not sure exactly when I bought it.

Pours black with a deep, chestnut brown, fluffy head that leaves nice thick coating down the glass. Full on bitter chocolate on the nose with molasses and hints of vanilla. Hit the back of my throat as I breathed it in. On the palate: bittersweet chocolate and toasted brown bread, touch of coffee, slightly boozy with a bitter finish, a hint of pine. Smooth with a bit of carbonation across the top of my mouth and quickly on the sides. Overall it's a little too sweet at times even after a bit of aging, but it's complex and well layered.

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

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Pours opaque black, one inch of tan head is fine and dissipates slowly to a film.

Smells of cocoa, brown sugar, oak and a bit of roasted coffee.

Tastes of cocoa, oak, bourbon, brown sugar and a bit of figs and coffee.

Full viscous body with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth. Light booze numbness.

A pretty good and tasty stout, well worth trying if you can find it. Can't compare to the non-aged version but this is quite enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Laughing Dog Brewing
3.73 out of 5 based on 507 ratings.
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