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
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bottle. Grabbed this on a recent trip down to FL. Bottled on 7/9/07. 18% abv, wow! Poured a deep hazy orange apricot color with minimal head. The aroma is a sweet smells of raspberry, vanilla, and alcohol. The first sip is fruity but then the alcohol bites back a little but not necessarily in a bad way. The more I sip on it the better it becomes. Surprised how drinkable it is for the abv. Med/Heavy mouthfeel. Overall, I actually really like this one and would have it again.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2011

A: Burnt orange with a reddish overtone, small foamy head which becomes nice lacing, respectable moderate internal carbonation, almost completely translucent

S: Dried fruits, apples, berries, definitely some alcohol throughout, caramel notes, strong fragrance overall

T: Much the same as the nose, strong dried fruit flavor, not raspberry specific necessarily though, heavy alcohol (a bit much), quite sweet but no overpowering, caramel and toffee come through as well (reminiscent of aged olde school barleywine)

M: Personally a fan of this viscosity, decently thick, but not too much so, a bit heavy on the alcohol as previously mentioned, almost no aftertaste, but too lingering on the palate

O: Big, lots of alcohol, strong fruit flavors and a large bouquet, but this being said, all expected

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer poured a light bronze color that produced a foamy light tan head that had decent retention and laced the side of ths glass moderately

S - The aroma produced by this beer was dominated by the sweet, tart smell of raspberries

T - The taste of this beer had a simple, straight forward approach that start with raspberries, and ended with more raspberries. There is a slight hint of beer, a little malt is present, but all in all this is more of a liqueur than a beer

M - The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, feel like I am drinking raspberry syrup, and the carbonation is moderate

D - I would rate the drinkability higher if it came in smaller bottles, but there is only one purpose for this beer, and it is a social one, best given to many

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

Out of a bottle I picked up for $3.99 (!) this beer was a murky brown color with one finger of sandalwood colored head. The retention was stubborn and impressive as a fine layer that left lacing all down my glass in a thin curtain. The aroma was boozy with plenty of raspberries, sweet malt, brown sugar and hints of both molasses and bourbon. The flavors were also punchy and suggestive of being worth aging. I tasted the punch first of alcohol heat and raspberries followed by grains, sweet malt and pilsner malt. A big, big beer. The mouthfeel was smooth and frothy, the body medium and the carbonation light. A good beer but dominated by the alcohol and one that I think needs to age to be appreciated. Still, for the price I paid, I’m gonna go back and grab another and put it down for a few years…

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