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Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery

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Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter
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Ratings: 687
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 151
Gots: 116 | FT: 6
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: DogFood11 on 04-14-2007

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.01/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.85/5  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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.18/5  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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 687 ratings.