It’s because of beers like this one that I’m am so glad I developed a love for darker brews over the years. Porters, stouts, doppelbocks, scotch ales and the like are the pinnacle of tasty when it comes to beer, for me.
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter is no exception. This brew, upon opening, filled my senses with a dark roasted coffee aroma and the evidential scent of its high 7.8% ABV. It poured deep, dark brown – almost black, with a deep tan head. Each sip delivered a medium-bodied mouthfeel with light carbonation – just right for a porter, in my opinion.
Coffee and bitter chocolate flavors dominate, with a touch of molasses. The dry finish on the sides of my tongue offered a nice balance to the sweet. I noticed a coffee aftertaste, marked by light sweetness, sitting on my palate… a great reminder to enjoy another sip.
Most definitely an imperial porter I will buy again.
P.S. Does that pint glass look familiar to anyone? It’s one of our KegWorks cocktail recipe mixer pints!
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