Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by AdamBear:
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A-black with a pretty dark tan head
S-salty? grassy and creamy. not a strong scent. smells like a raw, strong stout really, almost menacing. overall, a let down for the nose
T-comes in with a really strong oak aged taste of dark bitter chocolate covered coffee beans. to be honest, a belgian rawness really lingers for awhile before the token cocoa and coffee come in. i'm really impressed with this. its much better than the regular version. has a nice lingering after-taste.
M-heavy carbonation with a watery finish
O-so this is amazing. and i'll tell you what i think sets it apart from other barrel aged stouts/porters. it has a certain belgian quality. it doesn't have the belgian grains, the spices, or those bubblegum sugars. it has that beglian rawness that i really enjoy from the true belgian ales. also, it has that carbonation that just fills the mouth with suds. i love that. i love this. by far, my favorite from Flying Dog.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2012 03:58:38 | More by AdamBear
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4.11/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black with a good sized long lasting khaki head. Smells of chocolate and caramel with bits of dark pitted fruit, vanilla, oak, and bits of wood and bourbon. Smooth sweet chocolate with bits of dark fruit drizzled with vanilla and bourbon. The finish leaves a bit of bitter chocolate and roast with smokey ash on the palette that lingers long after each sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet creamy and syrupy mouthfeel. Wow I really liked this one!
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2013 23:21:50 | More by johnnnniee
Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.