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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

628 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 137
Gots: 113 | FT: 7
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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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-05-2014 19:28:11 | More by Sludgeman
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-04-2014 06:28:45 | More by VeganUndead
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-02-2014 16:06:08 | More by BMart
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-01-2014 19:41:53 | More by ConradKenney
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BrooBub

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-29-2014 17:31:25 | More by BrooBub
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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-29-2014 04:57:16 | More by random846
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer poured dark amber brown with thin bubbles collecting at the side, with little to no lacing. Smell hits you with whiskey barrels accompanied by cherries and a small hint of dark fruit.

The taste was no surprise given the nose. The woodiness of the aging comes through more in the taste. There is a subdued chocolatey sweetness that yields to an alcohol sting that is likely a combination of the ABV and the whiskey flavor. This beer would probably get a half a notch higher with just a little more body.

Solid offering for the style. I would get this again, but caution to myself as well as others to let it warm to a proper temp - drinking this "cold" will not give you the best impression of this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2014 22:58:54 | More by cjgiant
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely dark with a light brown head that settles down rather quickly. American whiskey on the nose but this is subtle compared to the heavy oak notes that come through.

For being a flying dog beer and a style thats normally a but messy, this beer is not as all over the place as you expect and actually kind of restrained in a really nice way. A little smokey and definitely oaky throughout. The beer avoids some of the unpleasant dark fruit notes that in my opinion don't really work with the style. Notes of vanilla and black pepper, very light notes of roast, coffee and bitter black chocolate. Bourbon is restrained really nicely, pulled back to the back end of the tongue as a nice notes that makes some of the other flavors pop.

A nice change of pace that lets the original beer come through enough while accenting it with notes of oak and using a bit of whiskey for balance and flare. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 13:38:31 | More by jtierney89
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-24-2014 02:16:36 | More by Loveyourbeer
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-23-2014 07:18:18 | More by xdtfx
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Xandrose

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-23-2014 06:25:08 | More by Xandrose
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-21-2014 19:02:19 | More by DaftPatrick
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-18-2014 04:34:50 | More by oso
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-16-2014 17:58:01 | More by ColForbinBC
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-15-2014 03:11:14 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-15-2014 01:53:38 | More by Gatordaddy
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-12-2014 16:40:40 | More by Iamjeff6
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Nlawrence301

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-10-2014 04:46:04 | More by Nlawrence301
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BH712

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-10-2014 01:36:27 | More by BH712
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-09-2014 04:59:09 | More by AndrewBV
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2014 02:45:43 | More by threedaggers
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rumorsofsurf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-05-2014 17:43:53 | More by rumorsofsurf
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-01-2014 06:27:56 | More by whatname
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jcewin

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-01-2014 05:44:58 | More by jcewin
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rieg21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

02-23-2014 02:41:55 | More by rieg21
Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.