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Gonzo Imperial Porter | Flying Dog Brewery

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4.02/5
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2,933 Ratings
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:
#3,219
Reviews:
1,479
Ratings:
2,933
pDev:
10.95%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
154
Gots:
364
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,933 |  Reviews: 1,479
Photo of Dalv
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's a very boozy out of balanced imperial. One sip you love it, next sip you hate it. Some coffee, alcohol, malty, licorice notes. A little hoppy but really a beer to get wasted on, not so much enjoyable for simply enjoying. But it has a bit of uniqueness to it.

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

Photo of mjgsilva
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rammed96
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Space_Flight_Navigator
4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of travelguy
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klister
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

33cl bottle. Pitch black pour with a medium height tan head with good retention. Smells like licorice, cocoa, roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of coffee. The taste follows the same notes, with an emphasis on roasted coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied, low carbonation and a roasty bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Euroglot
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HermitDan
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaskell33
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass. An opaque dark brown color with a modest light tan head. Decent lacing. Interesting and restrained nose, with a slight turpentine note quickly followed by roasty malt, chocolate, and dark cherries. On the first sip, I immediately tasted bitterness, followed by a dry, roasty malt presence. Some cigar ash. Not much chocolate. Medium-bodied. A mediocre imperial porter in my opinion.

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Photo of csnyder83
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RuffReader
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled. Sharp bitterness quickly gives way to a creamy roast. Smells better than it tastes. I prefer a bit less carbonation in my porters. Can't really taste the alcohol at all.

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Photo of Rezknello
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martine
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shade1951
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours almost pitch black with little head and decent lacing (for those to whom that's important). Smells rich with dark chocolate and leather. Taste is very, very nice, with aforementioned flavors of dark bitter chocolate and... leather. Carbonation is mild, which is fine - but it doesn't taste flat the way some porters and stouts do (Guinness). Feels creamy on the tongue. Very nice and very enjoyable. More suited for cold weather than for this time of year (August), but tasty nonetheless. A sipper, for sure.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Turns in those dark brown notes with a cherry coke head at a full inch. Aroma has roast and some smoke.

Plenty of noticeable alcohol, some chocolate malt, some brown malt, keeps the heavy dark fruit notes subdued, isn't as bitter as some in style. They're still there, but not as much of a style bummer hallmark as some others. There is enough roast and smoke do dummy that dark fruit shit up.

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Photo of Categart
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2,933 ratings
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