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 UNCCTDawg
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of dwaz
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of YouSkeete
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: unfiltered caramel/orange color. Barely any head whatsoever, hardly any lacing.

S: Seriously boozy. There is not even remotely any attempt to mask the alcohol in the aroma. Hints of raspberries, strawberries and blackberries make their way through the alcohol to the nose.

T: Tastes like a red wine on the cheaper side. Raspberries are prevalent in the flavor, along with other dark fruits. Raspberry sweetness is a little overpowering for the balance of this beer, which is essentially it's downfall. Very very boozy, alcohol hits the palate hard.

M: Burn of alcohol with an aftertaste that's much too sweet. Medium carbonation, medium body.

D: Definitely a sipper. My suggestion would be to split the bottle 3 or more ways, that way you aren't morally forced to finish this whole thing.

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Photo of Dubbercody
3.09/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A bottle that's been in my cellar for at least a year, probably more like 2. Split this with the wife, and holy cats....wish we had more people here to share it with us. Awesome nose....I could sit here and just sniff it...

Color is nice, I expected a darker color for some odd reason, but the color is perfect too.

I really like this as a sipper, but it would have been fantastic as a lower ABV brew for more anytime drinking. Very drinkable for 18%, but like I said, I'd like something with a little less kick.

Nice beer, worth a try, but not something I'd probably purchase again. I'm glad I've held onto it.

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Photo of phantomwyse
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours out a honey caramel color with a thin, soda-like head.

S: Funky, fruity, and tart - like turned raspberry jam.

T: Smooth alcohol followed by a tangy raspberry sweetness. Maraschino cherries, apple skin, tawny port.

M: Smooth and syrupy, puckering sweet at the onset.

D: Much like a desert wine, moderation is the key.

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Photo of xenjoiii
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of GangOf1
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmccabe33
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of whitekiboko
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of nucmedmario
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of 2378GCGTG
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Photo of WillyMac
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of KingPurple
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wheelinshirt
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

My friend picked up a 750 of this from Abe's in Bethlehem and split it with me. Poured into two pint glasses.

Somewhat cloudy, orangeish liquid with more head and better retention than i expected based on its 18% ABV and left only a tiny bit of lacing.

Smell is sweet and tart, full of raspberry and quite a bit of warm booze. Taste is similar, taste is so strong on the raspberry, was actually a bit tough to get through. Took me quite a bit of time to get through my half of this bottle, but i did finish it. Glad to have tried it, but there were dozens of beers at Abe's that we could have gotten for half the price that would have been better.

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Photo of OneEyedJack
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Lorianneb
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of iDrake
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of RyanSchwam
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of beerinator
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: Light ruby brown, with longstanding slightly offwhite head. Lacing lingers for a pleasantly long time. The color of the beer fades into caramel as the glass gets thinner.

Aroma: Aroma is strongly fruity and sweet. Dark berry fruits and other types of sweetness seem to soak up the initial aroma. There seems to be some fruit-like bitterness/sharpness also present in the aroma.

Taste: The taste is strong in fruit flavor right up front, but this beer quickly dries as it glances across the tongue. Quickly this goes from being a sweet fruity beer to a dry beer with raspberry notes. The mouthfeel is pleasantly full, and the finish is dry but still reminiscent of the lingering fruit. The alcohol content seems to blast it's way into your face during the middle of the swallow. It doesn't seem too strong right now, but we'll have to see how I feel in 20 minutes...

Notes: Good flavor, interesting beer. This one is tasty, but heed warning. 18% abv is not for the fruit beer drinking faint of heart. Heads up.

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Photo of cts309
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatthewWilde
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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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Photo of bigorange
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of OptionParalysis
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tat2dhllblly
5/5  rDev +35.5%

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