Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by ShadesOfGray:
4.15/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap @ Issac Newtons in Newtown, PA during a special tapping. When it was brought to my table, it still had a small mocha colored head. Not strong lacing. Color was very, very dark lack, with maybe just a hint of brown/red torwards the top rim...but it's kind of a stretch.
Aroma surprisingly was a tad let down. Kind of on the lighter side. Not much other than a slight distant whiskey/booze and perhaps some lightly roasted coffee beans. I expected a bit more aroma out of this, but perhaps the draught version lacks it?
Flavor is wonderful! Big whiskey notes up front...but not overkill and boozy. Just a nice amount to smooth over the whole mouthfeel. Lots of roasted coffee beans and slight bitter/sweet chocolate. A little oak comes through, malts, and some sugars. Not overly sweet either...like some barrel aged porters/stouts. Mouthfeel is medium body, medium carbonation, slightly boozy. A very tasty beer!
Serving type: on-tap
09-08-2010 21:48:05 | More by ShadesOfGray
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3.86/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 12:50:02 | More by Ozzylizard
4.19/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 03:01:08 | More by wordemupg
Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.