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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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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out deep black with a short lived khaki head that dies back to a thin cap in about two minutes, leaving minimal lacing behind. Smooth body on the thicker side of medium heft, lighter side of medium carbonation.

Smells and tastes of generous dark roasted malts and medium coffee and bitter dark chocolate elements with a lighter cherry fruity garnish on top. The ABV is well hidden and the sweet / bitter ratio is appealing. It's big and hearty, yet smooth in texture, and I'd recommend giving it a try at least once in a lifetime.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 02:32:03 | More by WastingFreetime
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Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 2,431 ratings.