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Flying Dog Extra Special Gonzo

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Flying Dog Extra Special Gonzo
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A second fermentation in American Oak using Brettanomyces, a wild yeast, gives this beer a distinct complex and earthy character. ESG has been developed by our brewers for special occasions and will only be available through our tasting room for the time being (11% abv).


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2009
Black with a large deep beige head. Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, dark chocolate and brett notes. Sour flavour with brett, hints of roasted malt and a dry finish. Finished sourish as well. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30760) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
33 cL bottle, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and solid brett-ish with a smooth chocolate and roasted malt. Nicely roasted and with a smooth fruity brett note. Dry and smooth into the far finish. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours an opaque black with a light brown head. Amazing aroma of Brett and lactic acids. Solid body, burned malts and fruit with lots of Brett and fruit. sweet vanilla in the finish with some malty bitterness. 300809

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seadad (11) - , Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2009
Overall it was ok. Lighter in the mouth than expected for a stout. Nice flavoring of coffee, chocolate, dark malt with a good hop finish. slight metallic taste. Very drinkable, not as heavy as most beers this dark

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
barleynhops (82) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle: Pours a dark brownish black, with a thin tan head. Minor lacing around the rim. Smells like coffee, vanilla, and dark malts. Tastes of the same, but with more alcohol which eventually creeps up on you. Not a bad brew.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lindsey7638 (18) - , Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Beer has a bourbony taste and aroma with lots and lots of vanilla. Very enjoyable. One of the best beers I have ever had.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Super roasty and toasty in this one, and no carbonation. The 11% is gone. Not even mild, just gone. It tastes like a regular 5% porter, with many imperial stout characteristics. Tons and tons of vanilla, but I oddly liked it. Nice bourbony taste to it. This was the beer of the night for me, and the many flavors were a miasma of goodiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells funky with some roasty undertones. Tastes of tarte funk, cherries, dry oak, roasted malt. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2163) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Black in color with a wispy head. DCeep roasted malt nose. Good, deep, deep, toasty qaulities. Very complex on the tongue. Slight sour on the front of the tongue. No discernable alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2008
12 oz bottle brought home from the brewery. Not much head on this black beer, but Roasty and sour aromas were nice. Flavor was burnt malts and not much of the sour I was looking for. Dark fruits and dust on the finish. Pretty good.


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