Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by mwill7287:
4.03/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 12oz bottle to a GLBC snifter.
Appearance: Two fingers of bubbly dark tan head emerge after a fairly strong pour. Lots of carbon dioxide bubbles burst about the head. The body of the beer is very dark, black with no light passing through even when held to a lamp. Some carbonation bubbles are present on the glass. Bits of fluffy lacing stick behind on the inside of the snifter. The head sticks around forever and only fades to lacing after a long time. 4.5
Smell: Rich chocolate dominates the smell, which is a strong classic porter scent. Lots of green hop notes ride with this nose. In a way, the feel is quite light. There is a touch of booze here. 4.25
Taste: An initial bright hop punch is followed by sweet chocolate and a bit of bitter coffee. There is a very nice strong and robust taste to this porter. Some boozy notes are present. It's strong in the hop department, leaving behind a coat of oily grassiness on the tongue. The aftertaste is pleasantly a bit dry with some bitterness from the roasty malt. 4.25
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and body compose the feel. Not too thick and only a bit sticky. Hop oils stick to the tongue and build with subsequent sips. 4
Overall: This is a fine porter. Strong and robust malt flavor with a nice hop overtone gives it some vibrancy. Being fairly smooth on the palate makes it pretty drinkable. The high ABV would limit me to one or two per sitting. 4
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2012 03:05:30 | More by mwill7287
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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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