Gonzo Imperial Porter | Flying Dog Brewery

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4.02/5
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Gonzo Imperial PorterGonzo Imperial Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,589
Reviews:
1,483
Ratings:
2,955
pDev:
10.95%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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Photo of drkiwibird
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Czequershuus
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a deep black with a large rich brown head. The aroma is deep and rich with semi sweet chocolate, brown sugar, sourdough, licorice, toast, and a little raisin. The flavor is rich and sweet, with loads of burnt and brown sugar, licorice, browned toast, roast meet, dark chocolate, maple sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The mouthfeel is full and soft with foaming carbonation. Overall this is an excellent beer -big sweet flavors, but great balances, and a strong, lingering finish.

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Photo of pizzabutt
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12oz bottle into a stout glass.

appearance: practically pitch black, but shows some brown when held to the light. roughly 1-inch tan head, great lacing.

smell: caramel, molasses. hops.

taste: hoppy, molasses. i don't get much caramel as in the nose, but the hops are pretty forward.

feel: enough carbonation to be noticeable but the primary sensation is smooth. fuller-bodied, and slightly oily.

overall: definitely my favorite porter. great feel, great flavor, looks excellent. not too boozy, despite being a 9%, and although it doesnt have the best smell of all time it definitely doesn't prepare you for the overall excellency of this beer. i'd recommend this to anyone who likes strong porters.

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Photo of bobstockwell
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lebriarjr
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Plenty of smoke from the bottle. Aggressively poured into a Tulip glass.

Two finger of foamy head, large bubbles. Dark indeed. Lacing abounds.
Malty and dark fruit. Secondary scent O' Chocolate, coffee.
Taste follows the nose. Sweet, silky and subtle.
Brutish booze burn, yet fun, if one is into that sort of thing. I'm not judging.

Imperial Porter & dark chocolate! Rainy night delight!

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Photo of hophugger
3.24/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jonbozz
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nosquatch
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark black-brown body, tan head, lots of lacing. A very fine looking porter, without a doubt.

S - A strong dark toasted malt note, with a powerful pine and hop hit, slightly herbal.

T - Following the nose, with a coffee and toast hit mingling with a powerful hop hit, reminding me of a hop-forward black IPA.

M - Brisk hops and powerful dry close.

O - Lush and full, this is a strong hop-forward porter, and one I'd grab again.

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Photo of Runofthemiller
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjw2808
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of safaricook
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gsquared12
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On nitro.

A - Nitro is always a sexy looking pour with a big, creamy, one finger thick layer of creamy off-white silky/creamy head. Looks pretty awesome.

S - Light smokey caramel and chocolate with some cream. The aroma is pretty disappointing, actually (at least on Nitro).

T - Toasted chocolate and caramel, piney bitter finish that lingers.

M - Full bodied and thick, silky and creamy thanks to the nitro pull when it was poured, chewy.

O - Nitro can be hit or miss with me and this one isn't really doing it for me. Probably would enjoy CO2 much more but the beautiful thing about nitro and/or cask, the beer has no where to run or hide when it comes to the flavor profile.

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Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2,955 ratings