Dogfish Head Fruit-Full Fort

Val and I are on vacation in Cape Cod and we finally had a decent dinner. We tend to have really bad luck at restaurants, but tonight’s dinner at The Mews was amazing. Val got the cod, which was in a lemon butter sauce and I got butter poached lobster. You really can’t go wrong with lobster.

ABV: 18%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A twist on our beloved Fort, Fruit-Full Fort is brewed with four types of berries – Raspberry, Blackberry, Boysenberry and Elderberry! This juicy blend of dark berries creates depth and complexity reminiscent of a jammy red wine. Along with adding a boatload of more berries this time around, we also punched up the malt bill with Munich malt to provide a firm backbone. The result provides balance to the tart flavors of a very berry blend. Dark maroon in color, Fruit-Full Fort is swirling with notes of velvety cherry and berry sweetness for a full-bodied – and full-flavor – experience!”

Random: The beer selection up here is quite nice.

The beer poured with a quarter finger of tan head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown with no visible carbonation and some cloudiness as well. The nose had a lot of booze upfront with some brandy and blueberries. Blackberries and jam came through as well. The taste was equally boozy. There was a lot of fruit. I picked up a lot of blueberries and blackberries with raspberry jam. There was some vanilla and brandy as well. The body was thick and syrupy with light carbonation. It had a lengthy and sticky finish. I thought this beer was good, but the booze was a little too apparent. I would let this one sit down for a few years.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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