Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
752 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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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): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DogFood11 on 04-14-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
752
Reviews:
330
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
165
Gots:
121
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 752 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of GreatStoutman
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mongrel
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
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 +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of M1A2
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bristopher89
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tertullian007
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foundersfan1
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not a common event for me to write a rview for a beer, but since I happened upon a 2011 Vintage I figured it would be interesting to see the results after 4 years.

Oak and bourbon have really had their way with the aroma. Some chocolate in the background, but it is near imperceptible in comparison to the main flavors.

Suprisingly the roast and chocolate are the most gripping portions of the flavor. The bourbon still plays a pert but is not featured in anywhere the same way as the nose would indicate.

Overall, this has far surpassed my expectations for a Flying Dog beer, but can't help but feel the optimal aging is 2 1/2 to 3 years to retain all relevant flavors

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Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boudeysbigbrew
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rammed96
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks dark and rich black.
Smells like chocolate but I dont get a bourbon smell. But I cant taste the bourbon in the back of my mouth with chocolate on the roof of my mouth. Pretty great experience with no flavor being over powering.

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Photo of cj8311
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewski
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Absolut
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a brownish head. Smells of chocolate, malt, oats and molasses. Same taste. Barrel and booze comes through. Very tasty.

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Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
3.44/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gcareaga
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of amdg_dtom82
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 752 ratings.
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