BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2007
1-finger dark brown foamy head atop a black (no light penetrates) pour. Strong citrus aroma mixed with roasted malt. Nice malty coffee taste followed by a pleasing sharp bitterness. Ahhhh porter! tabernae (179) - Latina, ITALY - MAY 7, 2011
di colore nero, chiuma marrone. Aroma è profondo e complesso, cioccolato fondente, malto torrefatto,resine. al palato ritorna il cioccolato, con caffè, liquirizia e tanto luppolo. Corpo pieno. una grande porter. kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2009
it has a dark frothy head that is just awsome to look at. you can smell chocolate and sugar with the roasted malts in it. there is a hoppy tatse to it in the finish but mostly malty and full bodied trough the palate. aftertaste is nice and plesent. nice porter. luvcasks (178) - USA - NOV 4, 2007
Good Lord... who ever called this an Imperial Porter was "ONTO" or "ON" something.... Fitting no style and deliciously indulgent with a potent punch. Fitting beer to be called Gonzo
Everything about this screams imperial stout and labeling it a Strong Ale is a cop out.
From the pour heavy like motor oil.. bark brown head and practically a black hole
Seductive dark aromas of bitter chocolate, some espresso, figs and raisin
Flavors to match the nose with a slight chalk and ever so slight tang to keep it from being heavy.
The finish being long, first dark malts then dried out by significant hop flavor
Overall: A great beer ready to drink now but with some age could be more indulgent as the hop bite dulls.
Cheers Flying Dog. BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2007
A decent imperial porter. Flavor was a huge letdown after the aroma. Taste was a little burnt, but the lingering bitterness and sweet roasted flavors were enough to salvage this beer.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Great look after the pour with a nice tan head. Smells and tastes increasingly hoppy which balances exquisitely with the flood of malt undertones. Really don’t get many different flavors from it, but very much enjoyed the hop balance of this strong porter. rbfishstick (176) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Enjoyed via a bottle from a friend's cellar (thank you!) Pours a dark coffee brown with no head. The smell is effervescent. The taste is sour and creamy with a hint of vanilla and bourbon. The finish is sour and creamy; one of the best beers I've had.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2010
12 oz bottle. Dark and thick. Sweet and hoppy. Quite a good beer. Would definitely drink again. Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Pours a dark brown with light brown head. Rich and malty aroma. Rich malt backbone with roasty and coffee notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Great beer overall. ReademNwheat (175) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
From a bottle. Pours a murky dark color with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and dark malt. Taste was sweet with hints of dark malts, chocolate, some coffee and the sweetness is balanced by some piney hops. Great brew by Flying Dog very enjoyable.