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Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 2353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Like Hunter S. Thompson...Gonzo Imperial Porter is deep and complex. This turbo charged version of the Road Dog Porter is mysteriously dark with a rich malty body, intense roasted flavors, and a surprisingly unique hop kick. With Gonzo weighing in at 9.2% ABV, it will bite you in the ass if you don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (560) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle 355 ml from Za Popent, Ljubljana. Pours black with lasting brown head. Roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate. Bitter finish. Complex. Medium to full body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
355ml bottle, pours black with a good tan head. Aroma is rich and as soon as the bottle opens, is there in the nose. Rich roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel. Finish is balanced by a lasting bitterness but any hop favour is overpowered by the malt backbone. Carbonation is lively (for the style). A rich full bodied porter. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (437) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 28, 2014
A superb example of the style. Inky dark with a full and well balanced body bursting with flavour. Only downside is it is a little too strong to enjoy in the quantities one would like.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lawger (81) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Pours thick and black with all of four fingers of thick, chocolate milk coloured head. At room temperature the aroma is fairly gutsy and deep with medium roast coffee, heated wood, herbs and licorice. Full bodied, bouncy palate, creamy and complex. Well integrated and balanced flavours, flavourful but doesn’t sprawl in any direction. Long finish without much bitterness or alcoholic taste. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (41) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Big up to Ralph Steadman. An awesome label with a quote from Hunter S Thompson "It never got weird enough for me". Pours black with creamy coloured head. looking inviting. Well malted, well hopped, well spiced. Very enjoyable to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2792) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours jet back, thick tan head. Big roast aromas with a chunk of resinous hops in there too. Chocolate and coffee on the taste, big bitter kick. Tastes as strong as it is. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Coffee, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, allspice, and clove. Big and bold. Not overly sweet. Still drinkable at 9.2%

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Pink_152 (506) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from the strait and narrow, Lincoln. Colour was dark almost black with a big tan head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee. Tasted of Dark Chocolate and the darkest roast of coffee available.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (108) - Soria, SPAIN - MAY 31, 2014
Despliega un color negro intenso, media cabeza de espuma beige; en la fase olfativa se aprecian aromas a café, cacao y licor; en boca entrada potente con amargor medio; pos gusto largo, seco y cálido sus nueve grados acaban notándose, notas terrosas y a café; el amargor va desapareciendo al paso de un tiempo, buen cuerpo y carbónico medio que hacen de ella una porter interesante


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