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El Gordo - Good People Brewing Company

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El Gordo
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 6.44%
Wants: 75
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GPHarris on 07-09-2010)
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bjwilson

Alabama

4.4/5  rDev -5.6%

Served in a 12 ounce tulip glass at the good people brewing company in Birmingham. Wow. Instantly all I taste is dark, sweet, and a hint of alcohol. This is a beast of a beer and well worth a try if you ever make it to the brewery. Definitely up there as one of the best imperial stouts I've ever tasted

07-17-2013 02:32:26 | More by bjwilson
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Zachb4au

Alabama

5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-07-2012 15:14:59 | More by Zachb4au
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auwade03


5/5  rDev +7.3%

08-10-2014 12:51:15 | More by auwade03
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tweezer159

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-29-2013 03:01:05 | More by tweezer159
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richj1970

Alabama

4.45/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured from 32 oz growler into a snifter.

A: Midnight black with two finger chocolate brown head that settles to a nice ring around the edge. A small bit of lacing but consistent with something this high ABV.

S: Big bourbon dominates the nose. Some coffee, bitter chocolate, and vanilla.

T: Follows the nose fairly closely. Bourbon, dark espresso, chocolate, vanilla, dates, and raisins. Alcohol is still fairly dominate but not as much as the nose would suggest.

M: Thick without being syrupy. Coats the tongue nicely, and the alcohol warms you as you drink.

O: Enjoyable imperial stout. I really wish they would bottle this one. I would love the opportunity to age this bad boy for a while.

12-08-2013 23:55:31 | More by richj1970
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xxcarpxx

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

10-21-2012 17:41:26 | More by xxcarpxx
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StuartCarter

Alabama

4.85/5  rDev +4.1%

Had this on tap at the Magic city Brewfest.

Appearance: black, black, black. No light coming through this one. Creamy brown head.

Smell: dark fruits - think plums, cherries, raisins.

Taste: follows through on the promise from the smell.

Mouthfeel: thick, viscous, but not syrupy.

Drinkability: even on a hot Alabama summer day, temp and humidity in the high 90s, I wanted more!

If you like big, chewy Imperial Stouts, El Gordo will put a big smile on your face.

07-09-2010 15:52:16 | More by StuartCarter
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Maddmartagan


4.68/5  rDev +0.4%

A great beer. Had it on tap at the Good People taproom in a snifter.

Beautiful pour. Pitch black with tan/coffee color head. Head dissipated into a thin ring and left some great legs, like wine.

Rich chocolate, vanilla, stone fruits, coffee, booze, with just a hint of raspberry in the nose.

Full-flavored. All the chocolate, fruits, and raspberry are present with a little licorice. A little too much booze, but hey, it's almost 14%. Overall, very well incorporated.

Nice, big bodied stout. Sticks to the tongue.

Really tasty beer. Wish it was available in bottles so I could sit on one. Or maybe some special versions like Vanilla, Coffee, or Bourbon-aged.

10-19-2012 15:23:39 | More by Maddmartagan
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CaskBeerouac

Alabama

4.6/5  rDev -1.3%

Had the "Fat Man" on tap at Magic City Brewfest.

Pours pitch black with nice, dark brown head. The head dissipated quickly, leaving behind some sticky oily residue, but not much lacing. Basically this beer is motor oil.

Great aroma. Raspberry, chocolate, coffee, hints of caramel and vanilla. Even though this is a big abv (just under 14%), the complex aroma all but hides the booze.

Very similar to the nose, with chocolate and coffee being the most dominant players. The raspberry so prevalent in the nose is a little more subdued and plays more of a support role with the vanilla. The booze isn't as incorporated quite as perfectly as in the nose. It rears its head a little in the finish, but still not overpowering.

This beer is as thick and full as they come. It feels very akin to Ten Fidy.

Love this brew. Even in the sun and 100 degree Alabama heat, this drinks pretty good.

06-06-2011 16:57:09 | More by CaskBeerouac
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -19.5%

08-18-2013 00:39:17 | More by BlueMoon10
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Alabama

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

11-14-2011 06:41:47 | More by freduardo
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jczn

Alabama

5/5  rDev +7.3%

12-27-2012 00:03:54 | More by jczn
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4/5  rDev -14.2%

08-19-2012 16:16:13 | More by slowdaddy
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WarEagleJeep

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-16-2014 23:51:25 | More by WarEagleJeep
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sepharious

Alabama

4.9/5  rDev +5.2%

If ever a more amazing beer were served at a more inappropriate time of year then I know not of it. El Gordo is a massive RIS which debuted at the 2010 Magic City Brewfest and came back in the sweltering heat for 2011's. While kolshes and saisons might be better suited for the weather, El Gordo *insists* that you pay attention to it and come back for seconds...and thirds. A dark fluid emanates from the tap coating the sides of the tasting glass like some Texas tea. The heady aromas of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits exude forth. A taste reveals the unctuous, thick richness of a dark chocolate covered raspberry. One can almost grasp a glimpse of Nirvana and there are whispers of a heavenly chorus as the experience washes over your tastes buds and tickles your brain. Jason Malone needs to attempt to contain this dangerously quaffable beverage in some select barrels and sequester it away till winter time... I can only imagine how that could usher this beer to its true zenith.

06-06-2011 22:19:39 | More by sepharious
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

5/5  rDev +7.3%

10-20-2012 03:52:33 | More by Crimsontider22
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taylocd

Alabama

5/5  rDev +7.3%

11-15-2011 00:20:08 | More by taylocd
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Brinks

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-11-2014 18:30:31 | More by Brinks
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nrz9990


5/5  rDev +7.3%

07-05-2012 20:06:07 | More by nrz9990
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

07-14-2013 18:24:47 | More by spycow
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DocAJ

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

02-15-2012 20:53:00 | More by DocAJ
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CowboyRob

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-14-2013 15:27:05 | More by grumpygerman
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harpus

Alabama

5/5  rDev +7.3%

I had this beer at the Birmingham Brewfest hosted by Free the Hops

Appearance - very black with a brown head

Smell - Dark fruits and Chocolate

Taste - Dark fruits, Chocolate, and a little portish

Drinkablility - Drank this on a hot Alabama day and it was still good. It would be great to have on a cold day.

08-14-2010 04:03:18 | More by harpus
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

06-02-2013 01:24:22 | More by Jacurdy60
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El Gordo from Good People Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.