El Gordo
Good People Brewing Company

El GordoEl Gordo
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Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
4.48 | pDev: 8.93%
May 05, 2020
Jul 09, 2010
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Rated: 5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 05, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by kmoen from California

Feb 08, 2020
Rated: 4.45 by BAsbill from California

Feb 08, 2020
Rated: 4.47 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 4.52 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Dec 27, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Dec 27, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Amb3do from Mississippi

Nov 17, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by Kmkapalka from Delaware

Nov 09, 2019
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wakefest 2019; Medium MF. well balanced with roasted malts. Back to basics beer!
Oct 17, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by ruzzal from Texas

Jul 01, 2019
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to David H. for sending me this 750ML bottle. Split with my wife.

The dark liquid smells like sweet malts, bitter chocolate, with a light coating of Mount Yasur ash over the top. Plus something odd & flat. Maybe I can tease it out of the taste.

El Gordo has something unusual going on. Chocolate so bitter that it actually roughens the tongue. Vanilla & roast mid-palate, along with that unusual, almost oaky dryness. Faint raisin, touch of smoke & pine. Heavy & thick, & no alcoholic warmth at all, which is remarkable. Not a problem to put this down.

In 2009 this would have been a stout that made my nipples harden. Now, it’s a very good stout in a world gone mad with same. Looking forward to the variants - this seems like a great base to build on.
Feb 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Fee from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Honestly one of the best stouts I have ever experienced. Pours a dark brown with a nutty/coffee aroma. SO MUCH FLAVOR! This is an exquisite stout. So smooth and flavorful!
Feb 15, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by MTKATL from Georgia

Feb 04, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by Jason_cs from Florida

Jan 22, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by Stevem68 from Ohio

Nov 05, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by buking21 from Massachusetts

Oct 28, 2018
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Arrives with an espresso color capped by a mocha head that leaves a dancing pattern of lacing behind

Smell: Dark chocolate, espresso and molasses

Taste: Dark chocolate and espresso forward with the molasses tone building; a hint of prune emerges, as well; through the middle, the hops come through to cut the sweetness and bring a moderate amount of bitterness

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: I tasted the 2017 and 2016 versions side by side and found that while the 17 had a bit more alcohol burn, the 16 was developing a fruity complexity
Oct 20, 2018
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

3.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
2017 batch hooked up on draft, Loosa Brews, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Pours viscous and black, fairly cold and left without much head on it. What little residual head and lace appeared was tan in color.

Malt, chocolate, and coffee on the nose. Doesn’t boast anything fancy, just a nice balance of adjunct-free imperial stout goodness. A little bit of vanilla sweetness lingers.

Malty and bold, but quickly followed up by bitter cacao nibs and booze. A nice balance, with a slightly overly bitter finish. However, the complexity of mild vanilla, bourbon, charred malt and chocolate make for an intriguingly complex beer.

Smooth, light but sharp carb, boozy. Smooth, sticky finish, nice mouthfeel. The one thing I will say is I don’t love how it warms.
Oct 12, 2018
Rated: 5 by PC_Principal from Texas

Oct 08, 2018
El Gordo from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 140 ratings