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Dogma | BrewDog

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DogmaDogma
BA SCORE
3.6/5
Good
364 Ratings
DogmaDogma
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with honey, kola nut, poppy seed and guarana.

Added by seaoflament on 03-04-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
364
pDev:
15.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 364 |  Reviews: 221
Photo of Fargrow
4.6/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown with a tan head.
S: Chocolate, spice, metallic, dark fruits, burnt caramel, pepper. So much going on here.
T: Burnt caramel, honey, ripe dark fruits, leather, apple and pear, chocolate, smoke, growing hop bitterness as the bomber disappears - similar to a black IPA. Wow!
M: Much thicker than you'd expect for a 7.8% abv brew. Very nice.
O: This beer is fantastic. I picked this up at a Binny's in Chicago. After watching Brewdogs I wanted to try one of their originals, and this was the cheapest. I'm so glad I picked this up, and am really surprised it's (apparently) retired. I would definitely recommend this beer.

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Photo of archero
4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.72/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Dbot
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of turntable1973
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is black in appearance but when held up to a bright light the edges of the glass appear to be very dark brown. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of nutty malts and chocolate are present in the nose along with some hints of honey.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and seems to have a little sweetness from the honey with notes of dark fruits along with hints of kola nuts and toffee. Little if any bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes more like a brown ale compared to a herbed/spiced beer so I'm not sure if this beer was aged and this mellowed out the hoppy and herbal flavors. In any event, it was rather easy to drink and had some interesting aromas and flavors.

Note: Batch 209

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Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of R_J_FearNoBeer
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with sticker reading Batch #120, best before 21-01-14, so I'm guessing that is best before January 21, 2014, so it looks like I'm a little late, but I'm not scared! I've been holding this bottle down for a few months now, 7.80% abv on the label, although my label is orange instead of black and red like the beer pictured. Interesting premise, I have no idea what to expect.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dark woodsy caramel mahogany cola colored body. Thick & semi-viscous. Just over a finger of dark khaki mocha head. Second pour yields 3 big fingers of fat mocha head.

S - Smell is pretty nice and definitely unique. Lots of caramel / toffee malts, brown bread, some cream, honeyed sweetness is very noticeable, some cola (from the kola nuts?), and some earthy nuttiness. Some maple syrupy sort of aroma also distinct.

T - Taste follows the nose - lots of caramel / toffee malt, sugary earthy tea leaf sweetness, some honey, cola, nuttiness, and lots of dark bitter coffee-ish barley roast. Lots of unidentifiable herbal action going on also. Very interesting, to be sure.

M - The feel is smooth and creamy. Very dry, earthy, herbal, and bitter on the finish. Semi-full bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a unique and interesting use of ingredients in a beer, and they definitely seem to work well together, but this probably isn't something I would go out of my way to try again, especially not for the price point. Still, glad to have tried one of the older bottles, so maybe I will get to try the 7.40% abv version one day.

BrewDog Dogma ---4/5.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Jah_Json
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of tronester
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber with a medium tan head. Smells of honey and fresh flowers. Taste is a malt bomb, some honey and An hint of wood. Mouth feel is rich and smooth. The beer really coats your mouth. Overall a pretty good beer, but too expensive for what you get.

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Dogma from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 364 ratings
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