Fort | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

FortFort
BA SCORE
3.73/5
1,304 Ratings
FortFort
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ale brewed with a ridiculous amount of pureed raspberries (over a ton of 'em!). Fort has a Belgian-style base, then we follow a similar fermentation process to the one we use on our other super-high ABV beers, 120 Minute IPA and World Wide Stout.

49 IBU
ABV varies from 15-18%.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,920
Reviews:
567
Ratings:
1,304
pDev:
17.69%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
170
Gots:
446
Trade:
31
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Photo of razorsdescent
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the older small battle, it pours a reddish amber with virtually no head. The nose gets alcohol and some raspberries. The mouth gets the same, with the boozy raspberry flavor filling the mouth! An aperitif!

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

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 12oz can with a bottled on date of 10.2015

L - Cloudy amber brown, with no head or lacing left on the glass

S - Belgian candy sugar, booze. Cotton candy

T - Like the smell, very sweet, very boozy! Almost an instant buzz!

F - Medium body and carbonation.

O - An excellent slow sipper. Enjoy one, yes just one!

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Photo of MikeWard
4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass. bottled 10/24/15, so closing in on 22 months old. 18.0abv

a fairly aggressive pour yields a clear dark amber body with a ton of suspended particles. (yes, clear, but floaties) small off white head leaving a trace of lacing.

aroma is very nice indeed. tart raspberry smell, with a decent but not overpowering booze hit. thought about waiting for the particles to descend, but they were suspended, so......

taste. Oh wow. smooth raspberry flavor with the warmth of the alcohol behind it. wonderful combination. i would imagine this one benefits greatly from aging. Fresh it would likely be an alcohol bomb.

a little below full on the mouth, sweet/tart raspberries on the finish with a little bit of alcohol warmth.

Overall, aside from the suspended particles, at 22 months this is one hell of a beer. Thanks Dogfish Head, sorry i only picked up the one bottle.

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Photo of khoff5
2.56/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of drocpsu
4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle poured into a tulip glass. Based on the other reviews that this beer was a bit hot, I let it sit for a while. Decided it was finally time to open it up. Beer poured with a nice 3/4" head and a luscious aroma of raspberries. Taste had a bit of heat but definitely did not seem overpowering to me. Raspberries really shine through in this one. Fruity-Sweet, but balanced the touch of boozy heat wonderfully. I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, but honestly, I loved it. Thought it was fantastic. However, I do love raspberries though, so it was right up my alley.

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

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

This one aged a couple years (I had a taate of a fresh one too). It definitely mellows quite nicely with age. It is still a little boozy, but the raspberry character has become more prominent

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a flight of 4 aged beers at dogfish head
Bottled 2011 drank 2017
Look - drark golden color alight skin around the edge
Smell - funky raspberry booze
Taste - lots of raspberry and lots of booze
Feel - medium body with a warming effect probably due to the high alcohol
Overall - not bad but to fruity for me

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of g00ey
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of HattedClassic
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice white head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is a nice looking clear reddish amber color but has a lot of flakes that really ruin what could have been a very good and attractive beer.

The smell and taste are good. They have a similar strong sweet and very lightly tart raspberry note that comes off as slightly syrup but is still good. The note is moderate in strength and is at a nice level. There is also a decent Belgian notes but it gets swallowed by the raspberry notes. There is a light booze note that works well with the raspberry notes.

The feel is meh. It has a syrupy feel and very little carbonation that creates a fizzy feel. It's fairly smooth and syrupy.

Overall, yeah go for it. It's a decent high end vegetable beer and worth the price.

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

Photo of Kuges
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mambajahamba
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not feeling this one. This bottle is about a year old I've been sitting on. Still harsh alcohol burn. Raspberry is faint on the nose followed by harsh alcohol. Slow sipper, a bit better as it warms but not something I ever want to have again.

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Photo of Timc32
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ruzzal
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Fort from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,304 ratings
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