Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by charlottebeerguy:
4.38/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
served in 12oz brown bottle
Pours a nice even black color with slight amber outlines. Leaves a nice 1/4 inch head. Smells of roasted malts carmel. You can really smell those hops wanting to bust through its like they are just waiting to explode in your mouth. The texture is actually pretty creamy, I was really surprised by this. The 9.2 percent you cant really taste but you can feel it a little in your nose, provides for a little tickle.
The taste is of coffe beans wraped in toffee and then wraped in hops mmm. The finish is nice with a nice hop bitterness between each sip. I drank this beer in a chalice at about 55degrees to let the flavors go crazy which they did. This brew will not disappoint.
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2005 05:02:04 | More by charlottebeerguy
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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 2,293 ratings.