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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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jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -40%

03-23-2013 01:26:54 | More by jk3
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sidetracked

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours black with a nice foamy light brown head.

Aroma has a moderate bourbon presence, wood, some bitter roasted malts. Slightly sweet. Light alcohol heat as it warms.

Upfront taste is bitter baking chocolate, light bourbon and wood, and roasted malts. Finish is sweeter with some molasses and light bourbon, roastyness, and chocolate. Flavor isn't that strong. Some alcohol at the finish as it warms.

Medium to full bodied with a medium carbonation. Crisp and dry. Could be more substantial.

Falls short of what I expected. Aroma is great, but the taste and body don't match it. Seems kind of watery. Disappointing.

9/15/2011

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 05:48:35 | More by sidetracked
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prg1976

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.1%

03-02-2012 01:27:42 | More by prg1976
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juliusseizure

New York

3/5  rDev -28.1%

02-26-2013 03:51:10 | More by juliusseizure
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a large wine glass.

Appearance
Pitch black with a short brown head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Toffee, sugar and prune. Dark chocolate, raisin and a touch of blended whiskey.

Taste
Toffee, semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa nibs. Prune juice and raisin. Very sugary with touches of blended whiskey. Very light barrel character.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, silky and warming.

Overall
This one is very sugary sweet. Lots of toffee and prune. Again, this is very light on the barrel character. Not really worth the $8/12oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 22:23:40 | More by justintcoons
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FosterJM

California

3.34/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1714th Review on BA
Bottle to Hangar 24 taster
12oz

Split with the Beer Geek Radio Guys.

App- This was a very dark brown with a dark center and a nice puffy head on it. Filled up the taster glass. Semi decent cling, but looked really nice in the glass. A good looking little taster glass.

Smell- I get the porter notes, but there is a raisiny off flavor behind this one. The aromas are a bit sweet with some of the prickly whiskey coming up to great you. Doesnt smell all that impressive really.

Taste- This just didnt go well for me. The porter notes are a bit thin and what I could day as the raisins from the aroma come in as well. The beer is just a bit better than average and dont do all that much for me.

Mouth- A bit of a lighter medium body with a lighter carbonation. Fairly bubbly and a little creamy. Residual oaky and raisin flavors.

Drink- Just kinda above average for me. Wouldnt say meh. But just okay. Not my favorite profile.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 00:56:10 | More by FosterJM
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n2185

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours black with three fingers of brown head that fades into a thin layer with no lacing.

S: Roasted malts with semi-sweet chocolate, char, and touches of smoke. Hints of vanilla, oak, and whiskey follow, though they're pretty mellow.

T: Roasted malts with bitter chocolate and char dominate here. There is a light smokiness as well. The finish has some oak and whiskey notes along with a light alcohol burn.

M: Medium-thick body with moderately low carbonation, this beer is a little watery and boozy feeling in the mouth.

O: A decent beer overall, though not great. I'd like there to be a bit more presence from the whiskey barrels with less of an alcohol burn and a creamier body.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 04:29:15 | More by n2185
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ninner00

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-21-2012 18:35:54 | More by ninner00
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-16-2012 06:38:59 | More by ygtbsm94
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roodie

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

07-28-2013 00:26:34 | More by roodie
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-15-2014 16:14:15 | More by Shnanign
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aslamm75

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

03-21-2013 17:53:35 | More by aslamm75
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Brickwall316

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-15-2012 23:39:24 | More by Brickwall316
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klipper

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-02-2012 22:32:01 | More by klipper
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

03-25-2012 01:37:33 | More by jawneyt
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

07-08-2014 02:45:39 | More by wrightst
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Pecan

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-18-2013 05:41:07 | More by Pecan
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keanlacrosse

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-19-2012 03:09:17 | More by keanlacrosse
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M1A2

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-02-2013 01:00:06 | More by M1A2
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-29-2012 23:32:03 | More by Eriktheipaman
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

06-17-2013 05:50:40 | More by 2beerdogs
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

10-15-2012 00:07:44 | More by thegerm87
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BJRHOMEBREW

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-02-2012 12:48:06 | More by BJRHOMEBREW
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SwG237

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

06-30-2013 17:17:31 | More by SwG237
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, split 3-ways. No bottle date but I think this is 2012. Poured this into my Boulevard tulip.

A: Pours a really deep brown/black. Really carbonated. About a finger of dark tan head. Nice alcohol feet.

S: Barrel really over takes the porter notes. It's not the normal woodiness or vanilla that I was expecting. It's just booze heat really. I don't get the chocolate or coffee porter hints.

T: I get the woodiness in the flavor though. It's a little over carbonated. Actually takes away from the flavors staying with you. The flavors don't have time to mingle on your palate at all. You get some oak and vanilla, but I wish more.

M: Medium because of the carbo.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 13:33:49 | More by inlimbo77
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Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.