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Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery

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Gonzo Imperial PorterGonzo Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,539 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,539
Reviews: 1,417
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 90
Gots: 165 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-04-2005)
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4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Very dark brown, fine coffee head, no carbonation visible through the inkiness. Constellations of lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, roasted almost burnt malt, a hint of alcohol.

T: Bitter, dark malts, chocolate nibs, some hop-provided pine residue on the finish, also contributing to the lasting bitterness. Dark, heavy, lasting, but not overpowering.

M: A little filmy, but pretty fluid. Only slight carbonation, enough to keep it from flatness.

O: Powerful dark flavors, significant hops (for a dark beer), yet easily drinkable. Really impressed, this is my go-to when I need a dark beer in the summer months.

1000lbgrizzly, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.72/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Perfect winter or dessert company.

SavoD, Tuesday at 04:49 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

A great, dark, malty beer. Oil like texture. Probably the coolest beer I have tried (for name and label artwork), and a great version of a strong porter.

HunterSBeerson, Tuesday at 03:52 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

KG710, Tuesday at 03:17 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Devman171, Tuesday at 12:32 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

WestHam973, Oct 24, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%

JCarson410, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

georgiaboy8686, Oct 23, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

P- Thanks to Colm..a flying dog brewer for this beer

A- thick motor oil black with a dark tan head that is 2 fingers and frothy and beautiful lacing on the pint.

S- burnt roasted malts with hints of chocolate and....tobacco? wow...almost like a hint of chewing tobacco.

F- bitter chocolate and burnt malts with no taste of tobacco. more like a smokey chocolate oak barrel almost.

M- burnt malts and smokey chocolate coats the mouth. It is kind of medium bodied with a grainy feel in the throat.

O- a decent porter....as usual I am not a porter fan but am willing to expand my horizons with the style and it is good for a porter.

Dodo2step, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Fillossofher, Oct 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

moshea, Oct 20, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

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Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,539 ratings.