Fort | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
83
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1,293 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:
1,293
Reviews:
562
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
17.93%
 
 
Wants:
170
Gots:
451
For Trade:
31
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of KingPurple
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wheelinshirt
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of admonster00
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of beerinator
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
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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4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatthewWilde
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of WhiteOak
2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Bright yellow-amber, with a head that is quick to settle.

S- Smells of raspberry hard candy, caramel malt, and a touch of yeast.

T- Robitussin cough syrup comes to mind, and for me this strongly negative taste association is a deal-breaker. Volatile ethanol bombs the palate with heat in between the waves of artificial/chemical fruit flavor, harsh & hot from attack to finish. Underlying sweet, salty & sour malt. Sour finish.

M- Hot mouthfeel, and slightly sticky. CO2 perfect.

D- I found Fort to have poor drinkability due to what I consider to be unpleasant flavors. Since I love Port wine, I am not offended by heat or sweet; and I do like raspberry, but to me, Fort's cough syrup flavor was not appealing.

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Fort from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 1,293 ratings.
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