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The Dogfather Imperial Stout brewed by Laughing Dog Brewing
The Dogfather Imperial Stout brewed by Laughing Dog Brewing - Ponderay,
The Dogfather is a
combination of 7 malts and 4 hop varieties that makes this a beer you can't
refuse. Pours a pillowy mocha head with an intense chocolate/mocha nose. Get
ready for a full bodied beer with intense dark cocoa, espresso, caramel that has
a silky creamy finish with a cleansing hop bitterness. 10.85% ABV, 90 IBU's.
Beer Review by Beer Advocate:
Pours a viscous dark, almost pitch black color from a 22 oz bomber, with ABV on
Massive head with the upper half khakhi colored and the lower half really dark
brown/mocha colored. The head dissipates slowly to a thin film that stays, good
Aroma is all chocolate, there are huge chocolate notes that overpower any other
aroma trying to make it's presence felt. Wow, very rarely have I come across a
brew with so much chocolate in the nose, this is massive.
Taste is all chocolate, right from the front to the finish. It just feels like
melted silky milky chocolate filling from a Lindt milk chocolate truffle. There
is just a slight trace of bitterness in the finish which is akin to dark cocoa.
Extremely full-bodied and silky on the palate. The alcohol is also masked very
well. Hard to tell this is a beer that has almost 11% ABV.
There aren't enough words to describe how much I enjoyed this brew. Definitely
recommended and worth a try. One of the best imperial stouts I have had.
Laughing Dog Brewing
At Laughing Dog Brewing, what began with a dream for brews with more hops has
turned into an insatiable desire to craft beers of all flavors, with a focus on
quality, purity, and fun. Today, Laughing Dog brews has brewed over 15 distinct
beers, including seasonals like our Huckleberry Ale and Winter Ale, and our
award-winning IPA's and Stouts. But despite our success and growth, our motto
remains the same as the day we started, to create... "Fetchingly Good Beer"!
The laughing Yellow Lab that appears on all of our brews, our logo, and other
items is Ben our family dog. His loyal and relaxed attitude, appetite for
quality food, and constant desire for walks to complete his healthy lifestyle
has served as the perfect inspiration for all our brews at Laughing Dog Brewing.
But of course, Ben can't write or run
the business of a brewery or due to health and safety regulations even be in the
clean areas of the brewery, so his "owners" Fred Colby and Michelle Douglass are
really the ones behind the curtain making it all happen. The three often discuss
their new ideas for brews and flavors, and Ben gives his OK by one bark, or a NO
by two barks.
At some point, Ben plans to retire from brewing, and he will pass the torch onto
his son Ruger to make the day-to-day barks of approval. But be warned, Ruger is
already the inspiration for Devil Dog, a fiesty brew with a full bite, so there
may be a few more "exotic" brews in the future at Laughing Dog Brewing.
Laughing Dog Brewing Owners Ben (the dog), Michelle Douglass and Fred Colby hope
that you enjoy drinking our beers as much as we enjoy making them.