Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Wreckoncile:
3.58/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into nonic pint glass.
A - Opaque and pitch black liquid bleanketed with a solid finger decently stable foam that leaves a noticable lacing as it disappates.
S - When I first poured it, it jumped out at me as hoppier than I expected, but the hops in the nose subsided quickly and gave way to more of that rich malty roastiness.
T - A good rich, coffee like roastiness upon tasting with a citrusy hop finish that seems a bit misplaced in the roasted malt. The malt seems to blanket back over the hop finish to smooth it out a little bit, but it something just didn't seem right to me.
M - An overall smooth mouthfeel that I was hoping for with a bit of a residual acidity that struck me as abrasive.
O - It felt more concerned with being the hop forward Imperial and less concerned with being the roasty porter. The roastiness still comes through, but it seems to be overwhelmed at points by the hops profile. All in all I liked it, but was hoping the hops would be a little more subdued and subtle while the malt starred, and I felt that eventhough the malt flavor on this is great, the hops that didn't compliment it as much as subtracted from it.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2011 02:59:45 | More by Wreckoncile
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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
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