So, clearly my beer guy wants to bankrupt me, as he consistently gets in great beers that he brings to my attention (I know he knows I have no impulse control). I went in with no expectations, and left with these gems: Okay, so just under $40 later, I'm home, finally finished all my work for the day, and I haveta pick one. I know I love the Sucaba (*angels sing in the background*), so I'll save that, and I have no idea what the hell to expect with the Humdinger (a Belgian-type brewed with figs and dates), so I figure, let's try the Gonzo. Had the regular version for the first time, I dunno - last week? - because my beer guy pointed it out and also told me a barrel-aged version was forthcoming (see how he sets me up?). So, it's a no-brainer. The regular Gonzo Imperial porter was good, but nothing to write home about. (It was classified as a Baltic porter, BTW, whereas the barrel-aged version is classified as an American porter - please feel free to illuminate me as to why this would be the case. No, really, I want to know. Is it just because of the barrel-aging?) Anyway, the apparently recently un-retired Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter fills my glass tonight: This was a fantastic drink. Man, what barrel-aging can do for a beer. Magically transformed a good, if unremarkable, beer into something truly worthy of our attention. Grab one of these, my friends. Roasty and dark semi-sweet malts, ether of whiskey, smooth and mellow, soooo drinkable... Nicely done. Cheers !