Fruit-Full Fort | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.84/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 11-22-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
72
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of joshkeyes
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrothyBeard
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: Burgundy in color that lets light through

S: Slightly tart, slightly sweet, and a dry red wine

T: You get tartness from the combination of Raspberry, Blackberry, Boysenberry, and Elderberry, a slight sweetness and a dry taste (if that's possible) without really being over bearing until you've swallowed it down where the dryness is more pronounced.

F: After it's gone down the gullet you get a sauvignon type dryness without the corkiness some dry reds seem to have.

O: 3.25 This was made for a certain type of beer drinker (not me) that enjoys both beer and wine and would enjoy a beer that has strong wine characteristics. Not bad but not my cup of tea.

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Photo of EMV
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy burgundy pour with thin fizzy pink head. Falls fast... modest ring of lacing.

S: Jam... raspberry and elderberry... fruity and sweet.

T/F: Big and boozy... strong raspberry/blackberry jam. Big time berry flavor... mildly tart with fruit and boozy sweetness. Darker fruit notes as well with cherry, grape, plum ,and raisin. Red wine character. Thick and sticky on the tongue... lower carbonation. The finish is sweet boozy fruit.

O: A big boozy fruit bomb. Warming... a little harsh but still tasty. Approaching a semi-sweet red wine flavor with more tartness.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with purple tinge. Small tan cap that falls away quickly leaving minimal spotty lacing. Aroma is alcohol forward dark berries. Flavor is blackberry jam with a lot of booze. Feel is dry, with medium carbonation. Overall a fun beer that should probably be shared given the high ABV.

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Photo of Avitra
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marklaker
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkmiller76
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcghost
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jjmj51
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timc32
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

7300th review! 12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 6/23/2018. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red, light purple/brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big juicy/lightly tart/tangy blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, blueberry, strawberry, cherry, fruit skin, raisin, plum, fig, date, red currant, apricot, red apple, red grape/wine, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with light notes of caramel, molasses, licorice, peppercorn, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Touch of booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of berries, fruity yeast, and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge juicy/lightly tart/tangy blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, blueberry, strawberry, cherry, fruit skin, raisin, plum, fig, date, red currant, apricot, red apple, red grape/wine, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with light notes of caramel, molasses, licorice, peppercorn, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Mild peppery yeast/alcohol spiciness, herbal/grassy bitterness, and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy/tart/tangy blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, blueberry, strawberry, cherry, fruit skin, raisin, plum, fig, date, red currant, apricot, red apple, red grape/wine, brown sugar, toasted bread, light caramel/molasses/licorice, peppercorn, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of berries, fruity yeast, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering tart/tangy fruit and yeast/alcohol spiciness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/grainy, and lightly syrupy/sticky/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mildly increasing warmth of 18%, with minimal booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing imperial Belgian fruit beer! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of berries, fruity yeast, and dark/bready malt flavors; insanely smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the mildly spicy/tart/tangy/drying finish. Extremely jammy berries; with perfectly balanced fruity Belgian yeast complexity, and dark/bready malts. Not overly sweet/heavy for the ABV from lingering dryness. A highly amazing offering as expected. I loved this even more than regular Fort from the added Munich malt balance. Added much more jammy notes to it.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Booze bomb and dark berries mixed with a Belgian Strong Ale.

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Photo of pkalix
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Grackos
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a dark orange red with a fine, quarter finger light khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of raspberries, blackberries, cranberries and grapes, mild malt, a bit boozy. Flavor is red grapes, blackberries, cranberries, elderberry. Jammy and boozy. Finishes with lightly tart berries. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess, good mouth feel. This tastes like I'd imagine port would taste if it wasn't aged, but with blackberry juice added. There are distinct fortified wine note in amongst the berries, but the malt flavors are subdued. I like port and I like this. The berry flavors are fresh and inviting. The tartness is mild and appeals even to me, a drinker with a low tolerance for sourness in beers. I liked this much more than I expected, which happens a lot with good old Dogfish Head as they push the envelope and still pull it off. I see that I liked this better than the original Fort, which I had wished came in smaller bottles (which this 12 oz. Is the right size). Kudos.

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Fruit-Full Fort from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 72 ratings