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El Gordo | Good People Brewing Company

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4.52/5
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110 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
goodpeoplebeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GPHarris on 07-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#481
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
110
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
19
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of jnorris404
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MDDMD
3.99/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tgates
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imyourhero21
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZombieHead
3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jpepe08
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpieter7
4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cultclassic89
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best non barrel aged RIS ever. So rich.

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Photo of BhamBeerBuzz
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark as the night, and totally fantastic!

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Photo of dar482
4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The aroma hits of roasted malt, a touch of umami and soy, sweet toffee, caramel, raisins, cherries, intense dark chocolate.

The flavor hits of sweet brown sugar up front, a prickle of heat, almost as if the beer was barrel aged. Milk chocolate throughout, residual sweetness on the back end along with dates and raisins.

The beer is sweet, yet balanced with the alcohol, chocolate, and dark fruit cutting away from the sweetness' intensity. For it's ABV, this beer does what one would hope Dark Lord would do.

One of the best non-barrel imperial stouts.

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Photo of sfr26
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jlabs
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the most complex beers I have ever tasted. Seriously hard to believe that this is not barrel aged. So thick, flavors keep rolling out non-stop. Awesome beer!

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mayxday
4.79/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dont_be_a_snob
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mort85
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Chume11
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewskifan55
4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a snifter at the J. Clyde.

A: Blackish brown with a tan one finger head that lingers. Significant lacing.

S: Espresso, cocoa, brown sugar. Roasty, toasty.

T: Sip this one slow, it will dominate your evening. Light bourbon with cocoa nibs and espresso. Molasses. So robust. Like a Fatso on steroids. More expressive as it warms.

M: Medium to heavy with medium carbonation.

O: Glad I got to try this elusive fat boy. One of the greats in Russian Imperial Stouts.

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Photo of Jfn
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The best stout I've had. This is big boy stout. The midnight color and aroma are perfect. An incredible winter beer you better sip or it will bite more than their snake handler.

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Photo of Purduechris13
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

El Gordo from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 110 ratings
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