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Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter | Flying Dog Brewery

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Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial PorterBarrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter
BA SCORE
4.17/5
Exceptional
270 Ratings
Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial PorterBarrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged and seasoned for three months in whiskey barrels.

Duplicate of this beer
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/68/36342

Added by endincolorado on 11-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
270
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 270 |  Reviews: 49
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black upon the pour into the snifter glass. Two fingers of light brown head crowns the brew nicely. Looks rich and full-on.

Nice tone from the whiskey in the nose. Still has that Baltic Porter savory-like aroma. Notes of dark chocolate, dark roasty grain, vanilla liqueur, and earthy dark roast coffee layer like a cake. No imposing sweetness. Has that beery firmness.

Gonzo with a dose of whiskey barrel. This is recognizable, intense, and amazing. Whiskey has a great presence here; a little corn mash, a little buttery vanilla. The porter has transformed a bit. More of that dark chocolate with added notes of licorice, heavy roast, earthy hop bitterness, and slight seawater salinity. Alcohol swells late with a bright spiciness. Pairs well with the light hop presence in this beer. Still comes off smooth; not a big wallop of a stout. Carbonation gives the body some chew. With this body, there's a lot to chew on. Not saying that it's full-bodied, but it has some great whoosh in the mouthfeel.

An impressive and fantastic beer. I'll sit back and enjoy this treat. It's late, and I'm many beers down already, so it might take an hour or so. Recommended.

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Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 270 ratings
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