Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Greywulfken:
4/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: into a pint, opaque black body with a fat light brown head of stiff mousse; nice lacing
S: about all I really got was dark roasty chocolate malts
T: following nose, predominant dark chocolate and roasted dark malt flavors, slight espresso coffee flavor - I found it very mild and fairly refreshing; hints of smoke
M: smooth, creamy, remarkably light feeling
O: I've only had a few Baltic porters, and there seems to be some leeway to the style - they come off light light stouts - somewhat unassuming, very drinkable for such a dark-looking beer, and with no hint of the high abv they're packing. I found this to be a fairly unremarkable representation of the style, but certainly good-tasting and easy-drinking.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2013 02:44:56 | More by Greywulfken
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4.34/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a Gulden Draak snifter.
A: Jet black. Pours a creamy tan brown head that lasts the entire glass. Lacing throughout as well.
S: Not giving off any extreme scents. Picking up the malt with a little bit of the chocolate and sweet caramel. Reminiscent of an Oyster Stout. Also picking up some fresh citrusy hops.
T: Very hop forward with a wave of initial bitterness. Mellows out to a perfect balance of maltiness and chocolate. At the end you're left with a smokey malty finish that makes you want more.
M: About as thick as a Porter can get without encroaching into Stout territory. I usually don't like the thinness of Porters but this one has enough flavor to back it up.
O: Very surprised with this beer, perfectly balanced. Will purchase many, many more times.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 23:58:32 | More by alexk307
Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 2,293 ratings.