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Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery

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Gonzo Imperial PorterGonzo Imperial Porter

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2,640 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,640
Reviews: 1,430
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 105
Gots: 200 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-04-2005

ABV varies.
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Photo of Brewben_James321
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of samtrillo
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Tan head with a fair share of lacing.

Nose composed of rich roasted malt. Dark bitter cocoa and espresso.

Taste is surprisingly bitter coffee for me. As I drink more I'm getting more of a mocha chocolate thing going on. However, the bitter coffee persists. So much so I would believe it if the bottle said it was a coffee stout. I am getting some wood qualities to the bitterness, as well.

The mouthfeel is bizarre based off what I was reading. Lots of carbonation to me! Too much in fact. The alcohol is indeed hid well. Medium bodied.

Overall this was quite different from the reviews I read. Coffee, carbonated and crisp. Still very enjoyable, though.

Photo of CorgiDad
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Paz8812
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Mtusa08
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of cyberjason
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

This is by far one of the best porters you can get in a bottle. The taste is superb and the minimal head has a dark brown color. If your taste buds are itching for a porter this one will definitely hit the spot!

Photo of Ecdemere
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Petegrieco
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BrianCuoz
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ThaneMcC
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

A: inky black with copious light brown head and lacing
S: citrus hops, dark malt and chocolate and leather dark notes
T: chocolatey, woodsy, very dark malts, hops mid flavor providing nice fruity, piney, citrus (mild) and clean finish
M: skim milk feel, carbonation gives some lightness to this malt heavy beer and keeps it from becoming syrupy
O: An odd hybrid of IPA and Porter, with the qualities of each and almost like a stout in its complexity and the complexity of the flavor hides the high ABV. Great beer! I would not hesitate to get this I n the future.

Photo of chrismattlin
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of kodt
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of loudidonato
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%

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1.84/5  rDev -54.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of choicegrinds
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Definitely good. Fans of victory's storm king will love this. Roasty and hoppy

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3.6/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of dheldman
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 2,640 ratings.