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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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
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 -0.5%

ChicagoNick, Oct 11, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, vintage 13NN printed in label. Wow, looking at a previous review (now deleted), it's been 6 years since I had this last! Way overdue!
A 4.5 - thick, dense, creamy tan head holds incredible retention atop a black colored body
S 4.5 - boozy nose with caramel, dark fruit, earth, chocolate, faint tobacco leaf
T 4.5 - bold and rich, boozy, dark fruity esters, roasty and chocolaty, caramel, toffee, smoke, tea leaf, tobacco perhaps
M 5 - thick and full bodied, very creamy and smooth, roast lingers with some booze, but it's still easy to drink even with the high ABV.
O 4.5 - this was exceptional! Always was world class in my opinion, but it's even better than I remember. In a style I've grown to love, this fits in with some of the best.

barnzy78, Oct 10, 2014
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Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 2,578 ratings.