2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Gonzo pours a dark black color with a small, frothy light-brown head. Aroma is of light perfume hops, and there is also a hint of beef and olives. Initial taste is moderately sweet with a light sweet finish. Feels light and creamy on the mouth with soft carbonation. TGWK says "It tastes like teriyaki beef jerky." MB says "It smells like Home Depot."
JFGrind (1926) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís been almost a year since HST checked out of this world leaving little hope for us in the 21st Century. Iíll admit I miss Hunter, he was often sleazy, brillant and crude. I think this beer lives up to the legend of HST. Strong (Baltic) porter, roasted malts, vanilla bean and yeasty aroma.
kingfiogojr (78) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from N. Charles Liquors. A very unique experience. Aroma of whiskey mingling with hops, very dark. Long-lasting good taste, taste of deep hops, coffee and whiskey combined. Very rich, very full glass of beer. Mild-Medium carbonation, just right. Medium tan-head.
An excellent beer, one of my favorites.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2006 Draft at Brouwerís. Dark brown, good head and lacing. Malt aroma with a hint of hops. Really enjoyed this brew...immediate sharp floral hop taste, with strong chocolate and light espresso to balance it out. Bit alcoholic at the end. Taste lasts long.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours oily black with no hint of a head at first, but ends up with fluffy mocha head. Coffee aroma. Flavor is roast coffee with whisky notes. Bitter finish. The alcohol is fairly noticable.
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a very dark black/ruby color. Slightly sweet aroma, some chocolate. Alot of roasted malts and coffee as well. Nice rich mouthfeel. Slighty sweet sugary flavor right up front. Followed by some malts. Finish is very bitter, both from hops and from burnt maltiness. Alcohol is well hidden. Warming as it goes down.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the best porter ever. smells terrific, tastes delisious, its a very special brew from a talented brewey
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite tasty thick and rich porter. Bit of molassas, brown sugar, and smoke on the mouth, with a chocolatey body. Very good.
igneous1 (1520) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark brown, practically opaque. head is light brown, nose is well hopped and youthful, a VERY poor manís storm king is not a far stretch. well malted as well..lots of lactose and roastiness. flavor is loaded with cascades, mild lactose and chocolate qualities. quite nice for a flying dog product (no offense).
tennisjoel (1244) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Strong raisin, nut, and chocolate aromas. A very good porter. Impressive for Flying Dog. Normally their beers havenít made super high marks. This one is probably their most complex beer to date.