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Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery

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Gonzo Imperial PorterGonzo Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,411 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 2,411
Reviews: 1,403
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 81
Gots: 125 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-04-2005)
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DavidST

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter, vintage 2010 I.

This pours a thick dark blackish color with a large mocha head, densely packed with lots of compact small bubbles, good retention, very nice. The smell is mostly of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, very good. The feel is medium to thick and creamy. The taste is of dark chocolate and roasted malts, there is a little hop bite at the end but with this being aged for over a year its died down a bunch, I'd love to also try this fresh. In any case a might fine beer and the first Flying Dog beer I've had which I've actually loved and not just liked.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 04:36:41 | More by DavidST
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MikesnoHSL

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-10-2014 12:25:05 | More by MikesnoHSL
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2013

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick creamy tan head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, a slight nuttiness and faint molasses.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a tones of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some nuttiness, vanilla and faint dark fruit in the back.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 01:10:06 | More by SebD
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REAL_Harrison

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-09-2014 22:45:30 | More by REAL_Harrison
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mfoley


3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-09-2014 04:06:58 | More by mfoley
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sanzenapocalypz

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- poured from a glass into a guiness style glass. this shit is DARK. not much head, large bubbles are floating around on the top a bit.

Smell- this clearly smells like roasted malts, dark cocoa and choccolate, maybe a hint of dark caramel and vanilla. Makes me think about what a dark chocolate bar would smell like if it was melted down. Definitely has a boozy nose to it as well.

Taste- Just like what you would expect from a porter, the roasted malts are very present at first and taste so wonderful. They toasted those suckers just the right amount- doesn't taste burnt, but is a lot like a dark coffee roast. Dark toasty goodness. Near the end I get a dark chocolate and vanilla taste, maybe a tad of bitterness at the end as well.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, for a stout anyways. moderate carbonation, maybe a bit more than in most other porters.

Overall- This is a pretty solid beer! It has a very prounounced malty roasted chocolately flavor to it, although nothing too complex. It definitely has a boozy taste to it, it is not trying to hide the alcohol content, that is for sure. it leaves a good taste in my mouth afterwards and is not too tough to drink. A couple of these will set you straight without any trouble. THis would be a good beer to eat while grilling burgers.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 04:06:33 | More by sanzenapocalypz
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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GPHarris

Alabama

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - poured a one finger thick coffee-colored head into snifter that left a thin ring throughout. The body poured jet black.
S - coffee and chocolate.
T - sweet chocolate up front with a bitter coffee finish.
M - creamy and smooth.
O - complex and aged well.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 01:33:35 | More by GPHarris
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-02-2014 17:15:35 | More by jeebob2112
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-01-2014 16:25:40 | More by Draesith
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-30-2014 11:54:40 | More by dtomes
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California

5/5  rDev +24.1%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 2,411 ratings.