KajII's Album: Tasting Pics, Ratings, Reviews 20?? - 2015

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Flying Dog "Gonzo"
Flying Dog Brewery - Frederick, Maryland USA
Imperial Porter (ABV 9.2%)

[Best served in a Snifter]

Rating: 3.9/4.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a murky pitch black with a large (2-3 finger) medium brown creamy head that had awesome retention, lasting until the end and producing some excellent clingy spotty lacing.

The aroma was nice and robust of a roasted chocolate malt, a mild resin hop and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of bitter-sweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee, molasses and a quite pronounced scent of alcohol.

The taste was bold and roasty with a sweet acidic malty flavor that had hints of molasses and chocolate at first and then having a nice bitter sweet coffee flavor take hold with a very strong alcohol presence at the end. The flavor hung on for a decently long time letting one enjoy the nice mocha coffee flavor and a nice alcohol warming sensation.

Mouthfeel was a solid medium in body with the texture being a bit oily yet a little dry towards the end with the carbonation being quite lively.

Overall a nice strong, bold and roasty brew with a good rounding of flavors and a kickin' alcohol finish.

Sampled: 2/9/2012