Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by TooleBurger:
4.4/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
I was lucky enough to catch this one on draft at Monk's in Philly.
It had a coffee / bourbon aroma which I really enjoyed. my only complaint is that it is a bit strong. You could really tell the difference between the aged version and your normal Gonzo. It went down pretty smooth, but you have to be careful not to have too many of these bad boys or you will be on the floor.
It poured a nice, dark brown with minimal head. It was a little bubbly in my mouth.
Overall I really enjoyed it. Again, you can only have a few of these in one sitting.
Serving type: on-tap
01-27-2009 17:44:29 | More by TooleBurger
More User Reviews:
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
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