Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by ocmpoma:
4.38/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- poured out from the bottle a solid black. Thin, light brown head, maybe half a finger, even with my slow pour down the side of the glass. Not too much lacing but the head remains half an hour later as I let it warm up.
S- Coffee and toffee, dark and rich and hitting all the right porter notes. Sweetness overall, not too bitter on the nose.
T- Coffee and a good wallop of molasses on the back end of the taste. Not as sweet as the aroma, well balanced with a solid follow-through.
M- great mouthfeel: my tongue puckers up just a bit, and it's got a great, substantial weight to go with the intense flavor.
D- Very drinkable for the style, almost too smooth -- but in the end, spot-on. No hint of the high ABV and well balanced all the way down. A great beer. First time I had one and already one of the best dark beers I've had.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2010 01:01:57 | More by ocmpoma
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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 2,294 ratings.