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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

2,414 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 2,414
Reviews: 1,404
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 81
Gots: 128 | 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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Luvzsurfrz

California

4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on nitro-tap at Ojai Brewing Company in a fluted 12 oz glass.

A: Poured dark with a tannish-brown head that was creamy like a fluffy cloud. An overwhelming amount of bubbles dissipated over a 5 minute period. Great sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Smell is faint of coffee and creamy malt.

T: Nitro-tap did this pour good! SOOOO creamy and delicious! Coffee is strong through, yet with subtle notes of mocha.

M: Thick and creamy, very smooth. Nice carbonation to bubble ratio. Goes down nicely.

O: Overall, i thoroughly enjoyed this porter on nitro-tap. It enhanced the taste, and the overall feeling and experience.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-08-2011 04:39:12 | More by Luvzsurfrz
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-12-2014 13:04:55 | More by DrunkinYogi
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A-Sox

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-12-2014 00:30:10 | More by A-Sox
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the_awesometeer

California

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Extremely dark, practically black . Okay head that lasted for a while and would slowly side down the glass while drinking (4.5/5)

Smell - Smells malty, hints of coffee, nuts and chocolate. Very well roasted but not a burnt smell. (3.75/5)

Taste - Great malty taste of a porter. Reminds be of a dark chocolate with the slight bitterness or a very dark roasted coffee. Very well roasted and no burnt taste. (3.75/5)

Mouthfeel - A lot more carbonation then a normal porter but was very nice. Medium bodied. A warmth feeling from the alcohol. (4.25/5)

Overall - Great flavor and will be a porter that I will pick up again. I really enjoyed the warmth from drinking it and the coffee flavor. (4/5)

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 03:09:49 | More by the_awesometeer
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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

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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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

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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%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 2,414 ratings.