Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by bobhits:
4.38/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
So I've seen this beer since the first time I asked someone "what's a good beer" and somehow I just never tried it. Maybe it is that I still ponder the idea of an "imperial porter" or perhaps it is that the few flying dog beers I had were ok, but nothing special. What ever it was, thankfully flying dog released a mixed 4 pack of their big beers and I was almost forced by my demand for big beers to try this out. All I can say it thank you flying dog!
A. Served in a Stone Imperial Russian Stout Glass. Black with about two inches of head that go away a bit faster than expected (maybe the glass needed a bit more cleaning). I hate scoring appearance but nothing wrong here.
S. Chocolate, Molasses, some sweet malty notes (can't pin point them), hint of alcohol, some vanilla, and a slight burnt aroma as well.
T. I really can't do this justice. It's got that traditional stout flavor, but it's a good bit sweeter than your average imperial stout. A bit of a vanilla flavor seems to come through. The smell description gives a good idea of the flavors in here as well.
m/d. While I think the beer tastes pretty good, the mouth feel and the drink ability take this one over the top. It's smooth, creamy, without being overly filling. It's thick enough to make you want to sip it and the way it stays in your mouth will have to coming back for more and more and more.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2008 01:01:03 | More by bobhits
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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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