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Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter | Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.14/5
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757 Ratings
Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial PorterBarrel Aged Gonzo 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:
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Added by DogFood11 on 04-14-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,718
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
757
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
166
Gots:
119
Trade:
4
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 757 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of Bartleby91
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Spokeasy Public House

A: Pours basically black with a frothy light brown head that settles to a thin layer and leaves somelightlacing.

S: Nice bourbon and toffee, pine, roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, dried fruit, and a hint of alcohol.

T: Bourbon, toffee, and molasses fighting with a piney bitterness and a little char up front, some roasted malt, dark chocolate, fig, a hint of berries, oak, peppery spice, toasted bread, with a noticeable though not entirely unpleasant touch of alcohol.

M: Full body, moderate carbonation, noticeable alcohol but not harsh.

O: I've been hoping to try this one for a while. It's good fresh, but I would imagine that if it was given more time to mellow out it would be even better.

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Photo of Lucular
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really disappointing. Gonzo is fairly hoppy and the hoppiness was the predominant note in this version - more so than booze, barrel, vanilla, chocolate, sweetness, or anything else you'd expect with a barrel-aged stout/porter. Not very good.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On nitro

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Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nyrblue2
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JCAMPBELL
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevem68
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark chocolate color with minimal head. Aroma is a touch of oak and booze. Flavor is lightly roasted malts with a some warm booziness on the finish. It's a very smooth drink but overall this is just ok. Nothing memorable about this just an ok porter with some booze.

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Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hypersomnia
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bgold86
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of voodoo
3.33/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of moneynoobject
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of citizencane
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Right up there with KBS. Enough said.

edit: have had KBS again since. Believe it or not, I prefer this.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stengelfoot
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mongrel
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black pour, brown towards the edge. Nice beige head, 1/2" on it. Aroma was hefty whiskey, wet barrel addition for sure.

Not as much heat on the taste, still substantial, but not overwhelming, there is still some chocolate malt and a tiny bit of smoke to round it out. Carbonation on point. Super fractional amounts of vanilla and anise.

Decent, but I don't think I want an entire bottle of this to myself. Its good, but I dunno about 750ml of good. Better an ounce or two at a time.

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Photo of cts309
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 757 ratings
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