Fort | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
1,300 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
Ratings:
1,300
Reviews:
566
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
17.89%
 
 
Wants:
169
Gots:
447
For Trade:
31
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,300 |  Reviews: 566
Photo of lefty418
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It looks beautiful when it's in the glass, smells like raspberries and the initial sip is good. My only issue is the aftertaste. It's super boozy and to me a little metalic. It's 18% so definitely a sipping beer.

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Photo of JOrtiz
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber color with a small foamy head. Head retention and lacing are minimal. Strong boozy aroma with molasses and dark fruit. Even the aroma gets you drunk. Wow!! Strong, boozy, molasses, bourbon, dark fruit. Sip this one only.

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Photo of Loudog1411
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slight head on an beer that resembles something between an old ale and barleywine. Not a hint of redness. Nose more like a old ale. Lots of raspberries here but the beer base is very strong. Bitter and missing some balance. Heavy mouthfeel and higher than expected carbonation. Bought 2, but 1 would have been enough. Will see how it ages.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

(12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter)

L: medium-dark, reddish amber liquid, light cloudy specs (pectin?) floating about - didn't see anything about it being bottle-conditioned... some strands of scummy surface suds do remain till the end

S: honey, lightly-medicinal booze... booze is tame, very low fusel, if any of note... the fruit is faint, and could be partially influenced by the yeast - smells more like an essence, like a scented lip balm, and not overtly raspberry... overall depth in smell is weak

T: fruit much more prevalent on the palate, like a rich concentrate... mildly metallic in the aftertaste with an almost cherry pit flavor and woody bitterness... certainly a malty base...

F: beautiful degree of deep warmth starting in the back of the throat, firing down through to your thorax... the body and finish is light, though there's a definite plumpy, wobbly jelly pouch up front - fades out swiftly, leaving little residual stick

O: it's basically a fruit and beer liqueur - the booze and nice balancing act with the raspberry is what's notable here, it's a simple construct, otherwise, but with much room for embellishment and experimentation (endlessly thinking of herbs...)... I would drink this lightly chilled... side note: compared to the recent reissue of Raison D'Extra, this actually tastes a lot like how I remember it tasting last I had it (from a bomber) in about 07-08

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MooseBoose
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Raspberry. Sweet. Syrup. Thick.

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Photo of daem3384
4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AdamSteve
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsh420
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csurowiec
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jkolls
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bhyndthebottle
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty raspberry red hue, with a good head and lacing that lasts. Nose is all tart raspberry, with a sweet malty backing. Taste follows smell , with a spicy, slightly alcoholic sweet finish. Overall a really good beer for being 18%. I would love to try this again in 2 or three years.

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Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of earthiness, dark citrus, slight spice, alcohol, slight sweet malt, and strong yeast. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable Beer. Tastes of strong alcohol, raspberries, strong yeast, earthiness, hint of wine, and slight sweet malt. Overall, I was hoping for more raspberries, the wine/earthiness was impressive, but the alcohol strength was a detriment.

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Photo of admonster00
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBoneJones
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears ruby-cooper, clear fizzy and with slightly off-white foamy head. Lacing cakes around the glass.
Smells like raspberries in a wine-like fashion, strong on the nose, yet not in an alcohol burn type of way.
Tastes tart and raspberry-licous, with a strong fruit-perfume lingering aftertaste, and sweet malts. Somewhat medicinal, numbing, yet tasty.
Feels a little syrupy and medium-thick.
Solid enough winner from what you'd normally expect from DFH's high-strength, yellow-capped offerings. And at about $10.00 per single bottle, it's not a bad buy.

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Photo of bobv
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHerninko
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hallertau
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexSenft
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fort from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,300 ratings.
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