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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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267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 25
Gots: 88 | FT: 5
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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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sour bourbon, edgy, big bourbon aroma. Nice imperial porter. 'bout time I rated it. Buffalo BA gathering. A sipper, smoother mouthfeel than the last time I had it, aided by understated carbonation.Deep brown colour. Must have something soothing after it.

Sammy, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of djrn2
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

djrn2, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -4.1%

acurtis, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Texasfan549, May 02, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

kjkinsey, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Slatetank, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev -4.1%

beernads, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/07/12 notes. Had at the last RB tasting. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with two inches of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, oakm vanilla, and light coffee. Bourbon isn't overpowering, pretty nice nose.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, and dark fruits. More bourbon than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a very nice beer. Bourbon isn't too strong, but definitely there. Would like to have it again.

mdfb79, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

imperialking, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

wrightst, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of corby112
5/5  rDev +19.9%

corby112, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

BillRoth, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I realised I had this review in the wrong place, this makes more sense now that I can see the bottle pic. Originally reviewed May 30th.

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Vintage 11BB.

Very similar to it's on tap brother, creamy large milk chocolate brown/tan head settles nicely to a good whispy top, classic dark walnut body and hints around the edges of red. Looks real nice.

Nose is spicy milk chocolate, and yes banana. Choco banana, and even some salt.

Taste seems kind of lacking. Mild licorice, not much of a big sweetness but some residual charring and roast. Slightly silky but also some weak wetness also and a hint of fizz.

Overall I forgot I had this before (didn't), but boy that was sometime ago and getting the bottom of a keg. THis is more enjoyable slightly a bit out of the bottle, it seems to have more roast character and not as sweet as I remember.

smakawhat, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of John_M
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Max's today during their rare beerfest. This is the barrel aged version, but with vanilla nibs and chipolte.

The beer pours blackish brown color with fairly good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is just great on this stuff, as I pick up considerable dark chocolate, vanilla, nestle's quick and light coffee. The flavor profile is even better, as I pick up some heat from the chili's, a touch of bourbon, along with everything I got in the nose. The beer is fairly sweet, but the bourbon tones that down nicely in this fine beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a soft, almost creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is noticeable, but is not over the top or overdone.

Just an all around well made, well crafted beer from Flying Dog. Impressive stuff.

John_M, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

sendbeer, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Zaphog, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
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!

johnnnniee, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

xnicknj, Mar 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Lare453, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

WOLFGANG, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

barnzy78, Dec 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

eawolff99, Apr 28, 2012
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Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.