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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

2,578 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,578
Reviews: 1,420
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 96
Gots: 176 | FT: 3
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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4.52/5  rDev +12.4%

darcange, Nov 09, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

SeanZa, Nov 09, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pour it slowly as even an average pour brought a huge head that took time to settle. Once the bottle emptied a pitch black beer with a lingering one-finger head remained in the glass
S: Chocolate, a bit of cream, lots of dark malts, a bit of hops
T: Roasted/burnt malt, hops, cocoa
M: Full-bodied, a nice balance of dark flavors. The alcohol is a bit noticeable but not out of balance
O: A tasty beer for a cold day

ONUMello, Nov 07, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -21.4%

cbalbrecht, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a dark brown with a khaki colored head. As it fizzed out the head made trails down the glass. The smell is full of nuts and coffee. A lot of heavy and sweet scents prepare you for a really nice and rich taste. The taste is full of decadent heavy flavors such as walnuts, coffee, and toffee to make a very rich beer. Another really good brew from Flying Dog.

WhiteHillsStore, Nov 06, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +12.4%

kevinxlovato, Nov 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

LakerLeith, Nov 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Moses_Malone, Nov 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

BMart, Nov 04, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

Peter_Marinelli, Nov 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

Nick_Bousquet, Nov 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

moot2142, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

maltlikker, Oct 31, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

APH, Oct 31, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

reebtaerG, Oct 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

NJB145, Oct 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Oct 29, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -7.5%

LoganMc, Oct 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

AllanPatchin1016, Oct 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

etmur007, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Perfect winter or dessert company.

SavoD, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

KG710, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Devman171, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

apasternak, Oct 25, 2014
Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 2,578 ratings.