Brettanomyces Bourbon Barrel Aged Gonzo | Flying Dog Brewery

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by paulozanello on 02-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
5.35%
 
 
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10
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of paulozanello
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the first Bootleggers beer dinner in DC.
The guys from Flying Dog were pouring this beer and they told me it was the Gonzo Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels and then refermented with Brettanomyces.

It poured a very oily pitch black color with discrete red hues when looked against the light. No carbonation or head whatsoever.

Smell is funky and...delicious: lots of vanilla, oak, tartness and cherries. Also some booze.

Taste starts very tart/acid with cherries, grapes and little barnyard. The vanilla and bourbon notes appear towards the end. Sweet/sour aftertaste leaves your mouth watering. Alcohol warmth follows.

Body is medium to high with extremely low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.

Overall a nice experiment from flying dog. IMO it is way too Bretty and vinegary though.

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Photo of agriff401
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Brettanomyces Bourbon Barrel Aged Gonzo from Flying Dog Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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