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Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery

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Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial PorterBarrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter

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640 Ratings

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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 137
Gots: 112 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DogFood11 on 04-14-2007)
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

EB1, Sunday at 12:27 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Vintage 11AA, whatever that means.

Appearance - Black body. Medium khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Sharp spicy oak. Bourbon. Booze. Some chocolate and molasses.

Taste - The oak is just as strong. Seasoned wood flavor. Bourbon dominates the flavor of the beer. Sweet chocolate once the tingle of bourbon dies off. A little bit of a tart twang from the wood. Cola-like flavor. Roasty and sweet finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Very boozy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - It's intense on the barrel, which in some ways is good, because bourbon tastes great. But it also makes this a little rough to drink.

Alieniloquium, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

osuskin, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Unchi, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Mack, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

zimm421, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

-NESTO-, Aug 20, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -3.1%

th3d1ck, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

GRG1313, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

IPAchris, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

oldvines, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

AlvinLin, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

HRamz3, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

megamass, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

bleedsblu, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Rihup, Jul 11, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -6.8%

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of roasted malt, oak
Head small (<1 cm), light brown, rocky, mostly lasting
Lacing good – many small islands and reefs with small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins with a light sweetness with vanillin and tannin coming through, as well as roasted malt.
No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation.

Overall, a pleasant experience. This is better than the already great Gonzo IP – barrel aging seems to improve most beers.

Ozzylizard, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

tclipse, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

wrightst, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

SocalKicks, Jul 05, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +1.2%

355ml 2011 bottle poured into tulip 4/7/14, cheers schnarr84 for the bottle

A nearing black, deep cola edge, large foam makes lots of noise as it fizzes out in seconds, perhaps a dirty glass, leaves some color behind after a swirl

S chocolate syrup, charred oak, vanilla, licorice, some booze, bourbon and rye, sour plums and sugar coated raisins

T just a hint of coffee and sour cherry to go with what I smell, lots of barrel considering it only spent 3 months aging on wood, no complaints

M not as thick as the color would indicate, some carbonation, some tannins, a little heat, sticky on the lips, charred wood and whiskey on the finish

O dark roast works well with the barrel, a little sour dark fruit plays a part, a little booze popping up here and there but it suits the beer

I'm a big fan of HST and Ralph Steadman and I kinda just wanted the label for my collection, the fact that the beers great was just an added bonus

wordemupg, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Omnium, Jul 03, 2014
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Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.