Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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4.03/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Opaque, black. Nice creamy frothly tan head with good retention.
Aroma: Roasty, coffee flavors. Hints of an herbal hop variety. Smoke is lingering in the aroma. The hop aromas are definately present.
Taste: The first sip is roasty and bitter from the roasted malt. The finish is bitter from hops and from the coffee characteristics of this one. The mouthfeel is solid. The roasty bitterness seems to mask the alcohol in the beer a bit, but it still is somewhat obvious. There is a bit of wineyness on the middle of the tongue. And the smokeyness from the aroma shows through as the beer warms up.
Notes: This is a good one. One of the first from Flying Dog in a long time that I've really enjoyed. Give it a shot if you can find it.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2005 20:30:02 | More by beerinator
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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 2,294 ratings.