Fort | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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Photo of philbe311
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love Dogfish Head, but I'm been a bit nervous to pop this one open for more than two years, but tonight is the night...

Bottled 9/14/2011

A - A finger's worth of audibly fizzy light khaki colored slightly creamy head with an abundance of big chunky bubbles mix in... Minimal retention gives way to a full thick creamy lacing that looks quite appealing... Large carbonation bubbles cling to the sides of the glass as some random quick paced carbonation bubbles rise sporadically within... The color is a slightly pale and slightly murky orange... So far so good...

S - The pureed raspberries hit the nose first in a very satisfying manner... Ground mustard??? Slightly medicinal qualities... A very subtle Belgian yeast component... Not too shabby...

T - The immediate flavors are rather pleasant... Golden raisins... Raspberries... A light Belgian yeast flavor... This is quickly replaced by the booze and heat which take an a thick syrupy cough medicine quality (which dissipates a bit as it warms)... The heat lingers for a good bit...

M - Medium to bull bodied... Uber dense... Syrupy... Thick... Chewy... Light carbonation...

D - Sip slowly... Would have made an interesting and somewhat compelling 12 oz, but the 25.4 oz format is quite daunting and even puzzling given the ABV... Not as bad as many reviews make it out to be (perhaps to the two years I let it sit), but not something that I would recommend nor drink with any regularity... This is what DFH does and you either love or hate their attempts at pushing boundaries and I for one love it because otherwise there would be no World Wide Stout...

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of colts9016
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has a been a beer that I have wanted to try for a while, I really do not remember the reason as to why. Poured into a Schlitz goblet at 45 degrees.

Appearance: A two finger head that is ivory in color, creamy and fluffy. The head has really good retention, considering it is a high alcohol brew. The color of the beer is a medium reddish orange color with mahogany tint. The clarity of the beer is clear with a touch of cloudiness. Small carbonation bubble slowly drift from the bottom of the glass. A smart looking beer with a coy smile.

Nose: Surprisingly I smell malts lots of malts, caramel, toast, and biscuit notes. The raspberries come through next offering a fruitiness and sweetness. The alcohol is a supporting actor with an eye on the Oscars. Other aromas in the beer is a slight floral note, yeast, and citrus.

Taste: A big beer with tons of raspberries seeping through the malt and alcohol. The malt is rich complex, toasty, caramel, and biscuit flavor. The raspberries are slightly sweet and fruity. The alcohol stepped up and made the performance of it is life and everybody knows its role. Other flavors is floral, yeast, grass, sour, and citrus.

Mouth feel of the beer is chewy, warm, slight astringent, and carbonated.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium and the finish is medium full. This big body beer is fantastic, but not perfect. The Belgium profile gives the beer a unique style, then mix in the raspberries makes it unforgettable. The alcohol is prevalent, but fairly balanced with the other flavor. I am glad that the raspberries did not get lost in this brew. Wish I had one more to age for a few years, would love to make comparison notes.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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1/5  rDev -73.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of jtierney89
2.3/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty clear golden hue with a touch of pinkness from what I can tell, its pretty dark with the power off. Craggy white head. Little flakes float throughout, close to a year of age. Smells of delicious fresh raspberries touch of wheat and grain. Dove into this forgetting that's it 18% took too big of a SIP.

This is a big sweet booze bomb though. Tart raspberries throughout. Champagne like effervescence. Massive syrup like mouthfeel, somehow though carbonation comes through. Lots of alcohol heat and overall booziness. Mouth coating for sure. This beer is just kind of a one trick pony though, tastes like raspberry liquor. Does a good job of showcasing the raspberries but that's about it. Some funky Belgian saison like properties underneath it all but they're barely there.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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Fort from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,313 ratings