SlackerMads (523) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a thick creamy beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is oak, whiskey, sweet chocolate, sweet roast, prunes, light booze, light vanilla. Taste is close to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Medium/full body, oily/sticky texture, soft carbonation. Medium sweet and light roasted finish with oak and whiskey. I like the regular version better, the whiskey is too dominating in this one.
Jesterdeal (1043) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of coffee, toffee, chocolate, slight pine, and booze. Pours black with nice tan film. Taste is hoppy with pine, dark chocolate, slight toffee and slight vanilla. Great stuff, needs aging.
bucs572000 (86) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, I didnít think flying dog made a good beer until this one. The strong bourbon aroma is so enticing. The taste is a bourbon, oak, chocolate , vanilla flavor. Overall a very tasty beer. If you like barrel aged bourbon beers, this is a must have and the price is very right.
60minuteman (431) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour. Excellent malty presence. Mostly chocolate. Smooth, oaky, piney. Havenít had the regular Gonzo in a while but this is delicious.
Daytonbeer (388) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of whiskey, chocolate and toffee. Taste is bouban, Carmel, and some sugar. Bitter at the end. Alcohol is well masked. Very nice.
arkurzynski (1189) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from portableparty. Thanks! Deep brown pour with fleeting khaki head. Aroma is thick with whiskey, sweet vanilla bean, woody coconut, decadent chocolate, molasses, and mild fruit esters at the end. Beautiful nose, but quite sweet. Flavor is fairly oaky with wood tannin, cococut, mild whiskey, and bitter Bakerís chocolate. Slight acidity. Lingering whiskey, bitter roast, and wood tannin. Thinner than expected. Dry, roasty, oak finish. Some heat Taste doesnít quite match up to the nose. Would be lying if I said I wasnít a bit dissapointed, especially with how good the base is.
PhillyCraft (1964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Joe. Wanted to try this one since I love regular gonzo. A little skeptical on American sours sometimes but this one was pretty good. Notes were roasty malt and cocoa, wet wood, sour funk, light vanilla and whiskey. Pretty tameable for the alcohol pct. This one became awesome as it warmed. Thanks for sharing Joe. Cheers
boFNjackson (3574) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured dark black with a thin forming tan head. This was nice. I was excited to try this because I have always been a fan of Gonzo. Quite sweet, some wood and whiskey notes. Mild roast with wood, dark chocolate and some coffee too.
bleeng (1372) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Nose is slight whiskey, burnt malts and alcohol. Taste is not real subtle, with lots of alcohol, whiskey, wood. A bit syrupy and sticky. Decent but not great.
Benzai (4333) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color with a medium sized brown head that diminishes fairly quickly but leaves fair lacing. Aroma has malts, lightly roastyness, alcohol and wood, clearly wood. Taste malts, lightly roastyness, some alcohol, wood, whisky. Full taste, medium body, medium to full carbonation. Very balanced, very nice!