Flying Dog Extra Special Gonzo - Flying Dog Brewery
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From 08/26/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.
Commercial Description: "A second fermentation in American Oak using Brettanomyces, a wild yeast, gives this beer a distinct complex and earthy character. ESG has been developed by our brewers for special occasions and will only be available through our tasting room for the time being (11% abv)."
a - Pours a dark brown color with 1 inch of tan head and no carbonation evident.
s - Smells of brett, sour dark fruits, raisins, hint of oak, and caramel malts.
t - Tastes of sour fruit, some brett/funk, plus roasted malts, chocolate, vinegar, raisins, and figs.
m - Medium body and no carbonation.
d - I thought the smell and taste were kind of all over the place, but it worked very well. I enjoyed the classic porter signs with some brett added to it. Would love to try again sometime.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2010 21:02:27 | More by mdfb79
Flying Dog Extra Special Gonzo from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.