Dogma (7,4%) | BrewDog

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Brewed by:
BrewDog
United Kingdom (Scotland) | website

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The truth. You don’t want to hear the truth. The truth’s no longer out there bubba. Just chicken ass lies. Become a Dogma Disciple. Believe in the birds and the bees. Act crazy, be heavily armed at all times and scream in German. Dogma is an indulgent, decadent and encapsulating scotch ale brewed with 10 different types of malt all blended together with Scottish heather honey. Soak up the sweet nectar like a jackrabbit on heat. This beer is not cool. You may think it is, but that is just a beautiful lie fabricated by clowns and gypsies.

Added by dgilks on 04-12-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
204
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
29.19%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
55
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 204
Photo of StJamesGate
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Viscous violet-chocolate with bronze head of fast-fading froth.
Tar, fish sauce, oak smoke and Polish poppy cake on the nose - heavy.
Acidic black malts, dates, molasses, espresso beans, and sure enough, kola nut, then a spark of orange rind at the end.
Flower and allspice ending rolling waves of cookie spiced sweetness on the linger
Medium to full, well chewy, a bit oily, round and sticky.

Suspicious of this one, given BrewDog's taste for gimmickry and the ingredients. But it's a well-judged and hearty, with a combo of spice, hops, and black malt acid (but no roast) balancing the prodigious sweetness. Maybe not the most faithful to style, but a good winter sipper.

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Photo of beerdrifter
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Dark mahogany pour with a touch of ruby when held to the light. Two finger beige head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is spicy, malty, and really complex with hints of nutmeg, molasses, figs, toffee, smoke, honey, and just a touch of coffee and mocha. The honey really comes out in the taste as this comes to temperature. Extremely toasty and malty with hints of cocoa, dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar, coffee, and just a bit of red berries and licorice. The mouthfeel is smooth as silk with a subtle creaminess and tangy bitter finish. Not at all what I had expected as I'm not a big fan of honey. A very unique and tasty interpretation of the style.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a deep brown color. Very rich looking. It's got a cream colored head on top that holds a very good retention. Not much lacing though. The smell of the beer is malty, with some smoked malt, and hints of chocolate. The taste is also loaded with a strong malt dominance, lots of caramel in there with subtle smoke and chocolate toast flavors in the finish. The mouthfeel is creamy, smooth and heavy. It's dense and should be for the style. Overall it's a good brew, I don't pick up on the addition of Heather or Honey too much in it. However it remains a good beer and is worth trying. In my personal opinion it's far better than the original Dogma.

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Photo of danieelol
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Leura Cellars.

Pours a thin-looking dark black which turns to a dark amber when held to the light. Good, resilient head and lacing.

Smell shows a lot of roast and banana one might find in Cooper's Best Extra Stout. Smooth.

Taste is dry and roasty, yeasty and bitter.

Do get a slightly distinctive malty toffee flavour in this beer, which could be the honey coming through. Also get a lot of soy sauce.

The mouthfeel on this one is quite silky and good.

Overall a well-made scotch ale which I definitely enjoyed.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep dark burnt orangey brown, under a finger of tan head which fades quickly to a cloud and collar with few thin strings of lacing.

S - Unexpected wafts of fresh fruit hops, pineapple, give way to roasted malts, buttered toast and honey. Lovely.

T - Again some fruitiness up front but heavily overwhelmed by black coffee, toffee, dark berries and lemon.

M - A lot going on in every sip, medium carbonation, medium body, dry chalky finish.

O - Full of twists and turns, it's worth a try.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BB 03 13 - from Slowbeer.

Pours a dark chestnut brown, russet hues, tan coarse head. Good clumpy lacing.

Malts driven nose with caramels, a little honey.

Taste is direct into Scotch Ale territory, dark treacle toffee, earthy malts, burnt caramels. As it warms, more earthy, dry, dark roast flavours emerge and dominate.

Mouthfeel good, medium bodied, carbonation medium.

All in all, much better than what I remember its previous namesake to be. Odd marketing tho...

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Photo of flyingpig
3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark mahogany brown to black. Bubbly, light brown head that fades fast.

Dark raosted malts and a strong coffee aroma coupled with some chocolate and a touch of caramel and peat. Dome liquorice & a stout-like aroma that has some sugar in it and possibly some figs and other dark, dried fruits and possibly some plums.

Roasted malts prescense with some chocolate, burnt sugar and cocoa along with some milder coffee notes. There is a touch of grain and alcohol quickly followed by some dried fruit notes and a helping of some fig.

Medium to full in body with a moderate amount of carbonation and a creamy feel to the beer that is generally quite smooth. There is an overall sweetness from the fruit and a touch of alcohol too.

This one was a lot heavier and harder to swallow than it's original nmaesake, the 7.8% version of this beer. In fact the two share no similarities other than in name with both being a completely different style of beer to the other. To be honest I wasn't a fan of this version of the beer at all although it was drinkable.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at the Flying Saucer at the Lake Beerfeast 2012.

The beer pours a yellowish color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the peat malt, with some nice toffee and caramel notes thrown in. The flavor is once again fairly peaty, with some dark fruit and heather notes. There is also, as expected, a lot of toffee and caramel. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This is much better than the Original Dogma.

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Photo of dgilks
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Inky dark brown colour with a smooth, creamy dark tan head. Fair head retention. Some lacing.

Deep, dark caramel with some light fruitiness. Molasses. Interesting. Not as fruity as I would expect.

Rich molasses and burnt caramel. Some herbal notes from the heather and nice tartness on the back. Very good.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Suitable.

This is a really solid beer. A good Scotch Ale and the heather honey adds interesting depth. It is missing a little fruit for my liking but it works well otherwise.

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Dogma (7,4%) from BrewDog
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