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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day 164 Drink: The Dogfather

Laughing Dog Brewery in Ponderay, Idaho, has been around since 2005. They make 15 brews including several extreme beers that have quickly captured the attention of beer fans.

The brewery labels feature the family dog, Ben. Owners Fred Colby and Michelle Douglass claim the yellow lab is a part owner of the brewery.

The Dogfather is a big imperial stout with an 11 percent alcohol by volume base. The beer is made with seven malts and four hop varieties, then aged for 11 months in ex-Bourban barrels. The drink pours black with a thin, but persistent tan head. Full aroma of chocolate with a hint of the alcohol to come. Lots to experience with the flavor of this brew. Direct hits of whiskey, malted milk balls, coffee and then spice from the hops. Big and bold.

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