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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
90
outstanding

2,503 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 2,503
Reviews: 1,412
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 88
Gots: 158 | 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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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
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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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

x0darap, Today at 04:50 AM
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3.92/5  rDev -2.7%

misternebbie, Tuesday at 10:08 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07/03/12 From a nitro tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This is a substantial brew. Thick nitro head notwithstanding, there is a serious amount of flavor here without much of a nose. Slight burn behind the rich maltiness. A serious beverage.

Does this stuff have an underlying purpose? It's not quite a thirst quencher, not very refreshing, but it has found a spot to hit. Subtly memorable.

Why do feeling I've just had a date with someone I'll remember but probably won't marry? Probable because I've been outclassed. Thanks for the lesson. I now know myself better.

seedyone, Tuesday at 05:18 PM
Photo of Samp01
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly viscous black with a small brown head, some mild lacing. Aroma is dark roasted caramel chocolate malt, some notes of molasses and mild dark fruit. Taste is sweet dark roasted caramel malt, dark bitter cacao some roasted espresso bean bitterness, some notes of dark dried fruit, mild alcohol esters. Palate is a full rich slightly creamy and viscous body, mild carbonation, sits well on the palate. The finish is a sweet bitter combination of dark roasted malt, espresso bean bitterness, slightly dry ending, alcohol is well hidden. Overall a very good and robust Imperial Porter, very nice.

Samp01, Tuesday at 04:39 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

brywhite, Tuesday at 12:38 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.77/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.08/5  rDev -23.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.91/5  rDev -3%

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3.52/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.08/5  rDev -48.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 2,503 ratings.