Drink Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter

Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter


Relevant Links:
Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter (Flying Dog Website)
Gonzo Imperial Porter (BeerAdvocate.com)
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter (RateBeer.com)

20120218:
[20120422]
I wrote: "Has an IPA smell. Gonzo Imperial Porter. Hmm tastes of IPA. [Pinball notes omitted]" 8:01 PM
For the next drink I had, I wrote: "This Cappuccino Stout has a good cappuccino taste. Harder to detect the chocolate notes of a stout. The other two drinks have definitely affected my mind a bit." 8:23 PM

Translation: The beer is quite hoppy, despite being a porter. It has a 9.2% ABV.

It's unfortunate I didn't end up taking more notes than I did. Overall reviews for the Gonzo Imperial Porter on BeerAdvocate.com and RateBeer.com are highly favorable. Though there's certainly a bias towards certain beers surrounding such websites.

Where's Gonzo?

Website Information:
BARREL-AGED GONZO IMPERIAL PORTER

BREWER BREAKDOWN:
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 9.2%
AVAILABILITY: Limited release/distribution
HOP BITTERNESS: 85 IBU
SPECIALTY MALTS: 120L Crystal, Black, Chocolate
HOPS: Warrior, Northern Brewer, Cascade
YEAST: A combination of two yeast strains

FOOD PAIRINGS:
Just when we thought our Gonzo Imperial Porter couldn't get any better, our brewers aged it in oak whiskey barrels for at least 180 days. Flavor notes: Vanilla notes from the oak and soft whiskey warmth. Pairs with: Desserts with vanilla, chocolate, and coffee.

AWARDS:
2009 SILVER MEDAL
Great American Beer Festival -
Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

2009 GULD
Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival -
Barrel-Aged Beer

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