Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by fingolfin72:
3.88/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Pours espresso black with virtually no head. Just a wee bit of pale brown lacing. I drank this from an Imperial pint glass.
Nose: Big chocolate with a dark, charred note - like dark, oily French roast coffee.
Palate: Huge and chocolatey, with a good balance of burnt sugar and dark, dark roast coffee. There is some quinine bitterness and just a hint of acidity in the finish. There's lots of flavor here, and the alcohol is noticeable. The carbonation is mild, and it seems to suit the weight of this beer. I really like the beer, but the bitterness might be just a bit too keen and burnt-tasting. On the other had, it really makes you slow down and contemplate this one.
The beer is impressive, but perhaps a limited release artisinal tequila would have been even more in keeping with the Hunter S. Thompson legend.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2006 03:22:04 | More by fingolfin72
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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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