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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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257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 24
Gots: 84 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged and seasoned for three months in whiskey barrels.

Duplicate of this beer
 http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/68/36342 

(Beer added by: endincolorado on 11-18-2011)
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Greywulfken

New York

4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Barrel-aging can really work wonders, eh? The standard Gonzo Imperial porter was okay - nothing revolutionary, right, but I really enjoyed this barrel-aged version...

A: pitch black in my flute glass - decent finger of dark tan head slimmed quickly leaving but traces of lace

S: chocolatey malts and roastiness overlaid by sweet, smooth whiskey oak notes

T: a real classy drink - rich and full, bittersweet and roasty, with airs of whiskey and oak; some espresso stayed relatively subdued in the backgrund, allowing the dark malst and barrel-aging flavors to take center-stage.

M: smooth, light (for an imperial porter), mellow, great balance of bitter and sweet; great finish, too - nothing coating or sticky, just a dry, semi-sweet cocoa vibe

O: wonderful drink, highly recommended

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 01:43:38 | More by Greywulfken
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Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.