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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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BA SCORE
93
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263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 24
Gots: 86 | 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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4.11/5  rDev -1.4%

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!

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Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.