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%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
109
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 507 |  Reviews: 182
Photo of curlybird
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shnsajax
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 version for $6.99. A little bit of heat but balanced well with a little bit of sweetness. Not harsh at all, still thick and chewy. From a dollar per ounce standpoint one of the better BBA stouts I have had in a while. This is better than fresh Abyss and for half the price. I can't speak for older vintages but I'll be buying more this year.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark chocolate color with a cream colored head. Aroma is oaky, boozy and roasted malts. Flavor is a dry boozy toasted malt with a bitter fruit backround note. Aftertaste is a warm boozy mouthfeel. Overall not a beer. Probly not worth drinking again

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black in color with a tan hued thick looking head retention.

This brew has a BIG roasted and toasted malt aroma. Roasted caramel malts (and possibly chocolate), somewhat sweet, dominate the aroma. Anise or black licorice is also noted.

Big chewy flavor. Very toasted and malty, as this beer should taste. A malt sweetness overload, with a lot of black licorice, some fig in the middle and a slight dark chocolate bitterness in the aftertaste. Not necessarily a whole ton of bourbon going on here, but its a touch warm from the high abv, actually fairly well-hidden for as high.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Kind of hyped to try this one since I could never get the regular Dogfather finding the bourbon barrel aged version for just 8.99 seemed like a steal!

A - A god 1/2 inch of mocha head atop a very deep dark black beer if any the slightest ruby hue at the base.
S - Bourbon soaked chocolates, some mild licorice, and a touch of coffee in the nose. Smells somewhat sweet with a tint of vanilla as well.
T - Not bad it as all the aspects one would expect in a Bourbon barrel beer you get some muted bourbon, then roasty coffee bitterness, some dark chocolates and finishes with a bit of wood. Not too sweet or bitter its really average nothing stands out.
M - For almost 11% it is a tad thin for a stout making for easier drink ability but I could use more body I guess.

Overall its a very good beer if your looking for a bourbon stout but it doesn't really hold a candle to world class offerings. Not bad for the price regardless!

PS: I would like to know how barrel aging a beer LOWERS the ABV from 11% to just 10.85%
Really strange.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EB1
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bwarren82
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bcsbeer
2.43/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of jcb7472
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours deep dark brown under a 1” tan foam cap that hugs the side of the glass.
S: Big coffee aromas, some alcohol, a hint of chocolate and vanilla, faint bourbon.
T: Big coffee chocolate vanilla flavors laced with bourbon character on the finish supported by dark dried fruit and a hint of plum. Overall lightly sweet with a slight tartness in the finish. No harsh or burnt flavors. The hop bitterness is moderate and well balanced by the malt and alcohol.
F: Soft in the mouth with medium body and below average carbonation. Slight warming.
O: Pleasant and easy to drink.

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Photo of mrebeka
3.07/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
2.67/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I would prob never revisit again.The only real reason is that the licorice taste that my pallete picked up was way too much for this licorice hater.
Overal: Not horrible other then that.

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

Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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