Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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4.25/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle purchased at International Beverage in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Pours an opaque black hue with two fingers of mocha-coloured head and sheets of lacing on the pint glass.
Smell is burnt grains, freshly roasted coffee, vinous dark fruit aromas, black licorice, piney American hops, and molasses.
Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, rum, coffee grounds, caramel and vanilla sweetness, black licorice, and a balanced hop bitterness with espresso and cocoa powder on the cough. The 85 IBUs are not as prominent as I expected.
Mouthfeel is lush, full-bodied, silky middle, medium hop bitterness precedes an ashy-chalky finish with some warmth going down.
Overall, Gonzo is a rich and flavourful strong porter with an impressive degree of complexity. I enjoyed sipping my pint over the course of an hour and I would gladly buy this beer again.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2011 17:09:42 | More by cratez
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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 2,292 ratings.