Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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4/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A - Pours a dark cola brown with a tinge of glowing burnt sienna. Thin mocha head dissolves into nothing but a ring around the glass with minimal lacing.
S - Sweet, boozy goodness. The whiskey and a little of the wood really come through at the forefront. Some milk chocolate and toffee step forward once the alcohol is done burning crop circles in my nostril hairs.
T - A 50/50 blend of whiskey and coffee is the first flavor to hit, followed by brown sugar and molasses on the mid-palate. The whiskey/coffee combo punch hold their ground through almost to the end, where a somewhat watery finish showcases a little more roasty coffee bitterness and peppery bite of hops.
M - Lighter than I expected for a barrel-aged porter, and dare I say lighter than even its own base beer, Gonzo. Doesn't really coat the mouth in any noticeable way and the watery finish is a downer. The carbonation seems low but with the unexectedly thin body it actually seems fizzier than it really is.
0 - Picked this up in one of my first big trades a few months ago after remembering how much I enjoyed it at Churchkey in DC, though if I recall correctly, the first time I had it was on cask. Gonzo is one of my favorite porters and the barrel-aged version is an improvement flavor-wise, but the body could use a bit more structure.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2012 20:29:53 | More by xpdrinker
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