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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

2,431 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 2,431
Reviews: 1,404
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 84
Gots: 135 | 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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HopHeadKen

Iowa

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am always looking for big beers and am glad I found this one. Offered in a four pack of 12 oz bottles, I took that as a hint that this would be in the Imperial Stout / Barleywine Class and was not dissapointed.

Pour is Dark Brown Black with Amber hints around the edge of the glass, the head is Light brown/Tan with medium sized bubbles that fall quickly into a thin lace, then nothing but an edge ring.

Smell is malty caramel with hints of hop in the background.

Taste is sweet, big malt and hops.

I often remark how Porters are supposed to be a blend of Pale Ale (or IPA and Stout; this seems to be a blend of I2pa and Double Stout.
Big American Hop Profile behind a sizeable malt bill.

I had never considered an 'Imperial Porter' but. . .why not ?

Mouthfeel is full & rich; aftertaste of hops on my tongue for 20 minutes was a bonus in my book !

Gordon at my local 'beer store' informed me about this as soon as he got it in to the back room. so it was fresh, not something that had been sitting around for a while (not that that is bad for Imperial Anything).

Drinkable. As a big beer drinker, I would take this anytime !

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2005 19:41:10 | More by HopHeadKen
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Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 2,431 ratings.