Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter | Flying Dog Brewery

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Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial PorterBarrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DogFood11 on 04-14-2007

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3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared by JLindros, 2008 vintage.

A Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark black hue with a one finger khaki head that fades to leave s light halo.

S - Aromas of light chocolate and roast as well as faint malty sweetness.

T - Taste is semi boozy with nice bourbon notes, good chocolate, malty sweetness, definitely aged, nice old wood

M - Mouthfeel is nice surprisingly carbonated for the style. semi distracting.

O - Overall I felt this was a good beer, though the carbonation was a bit distracting. Still, s solid beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Flying Dog Brewery
Wild Dog (barrel aged Gonzo imperial porter)
*vintage bottle. Aged 2-3 years in the cellar

LOOK: Dark brown, a bit of sediment. Mocha creme head forms and recedes to a ring around the glass. Little to no lacing, this looks like a beer that is showing it's age a bit in the appearance. Still, has the ominous quality you look for in barrel aged dark ales.

SMELL: Oak and whiskey open up for a nice nose. Roast and borderline fruity solvent alcohol character play nicely together. Chocolate and old barrel round out the aroma.

TASTE: Strong in the whiskey, mild chocolate and date notes. Coffee and faint citrus lingers on the palate with some dry oak showing up late. A little smokey, certainly boozy, but still quite enjoyable. Aftertaste of chocolate malts is quite rewarding.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, palate coating with noticeable tannins and sticky malts. Chocolate and mild whiskey in the finish with some oak. Only slightly dry.

OVERALL: Tasty beer here from Flying Dog,. Wild Dog is a pretty well done barrel aged brew. The whiskey is definitely noticeable, gelling well with the base beer of Gonzo. Rich and full of character, the aftertaste of chocolate malt makes a delicious reminder of how good this beer is.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml caged and corked bottle. No date but I think it is the most recent batch. Pours just like regular gonzo, deep brown with a small light brown head. Smells of choclate caramel and booze. Taste is very malty, lots of caramel and molasses and a slight hint of hops with a very nice bourbon vanilla aftertaste. Mouth is on the thicker side with light carbonation.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a one and a half finger caramel-colored head with nice lacing and decent retention. Sweet, earthy, whiskey-dominant nose with hints of oak, dark chocolate, licorice, and vanilla. The barrel-aging really comes out in the taste. Lots of oak and whiskey along with hints of vanilla, leather, cola, dark chocolate, and just a touch of black cherries. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly syrupy with medium carbonation and nice dry, bitter finish. Overall, this had decent body for a Porter and the barrel really came through nicely. Glad I picked up multiple bottles of this one.

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Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
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