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Wild Dog Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter by Flying Dog Brewery
Baltic Porter
9.50 % ABV

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Review by tavernjef on 01/10/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
98 3 11 20 5 10 2008
On-tap at Blue Nile: Served by none other then the "Monk" in a tall Maredsous goblet right to the top with a thick inky black liquid and a finger high capping of very soft, fluffy, dark chocolate brown, smoothed over froth. Lacing of all kinds etches itself across the glass. This was served up as one gorgeous glass of porter.

Aroma is thick and creamy with a nice lofty chocolatey waft. Deep and sweetened with a nice heated bourbon twinge and some nice dark fruity notes of cherry, fig, and raisin.

Taste is outstanding! Quite a perfect blend of creamy milk chocolate tanged with a frothy, fluffy, easy going roastibility and rounded with a centering of faint cherry, lesser fig, more so raisiny twang. Sweetness and warmth of the BB aging is remarkably balanced in and really adds an incredible depth to its overall taste and length. Nice warmth in the finish where the chocolatey tone mixes really nicely with the bourbon notes. Lovely!

Feel is fairly full and definately creamy. More so silky and delicately smooth and soft. Middles out as it goes with a lofty, fluffed, and rounded texture. With each sip it gains a very warming nature grows a very fun and fine chocolatey finish laced with the soothing bourbon.

Rocking good stuff! As for Imperial/Baltic porters go, this stuff is damn near perfect!

Price: $7.00 Served In: Goblet

Review by Surly Duff on 07/02/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2008
Pours super foamy. More medium/dark brown foam then beer. Takes quite a while to get more then 1/2 a glass of actual beer in the sniffer. The foam settles slowly but doesn't leave much lacing other then some foam stuck to the glass here and there. Brew is a deep black in color and allows no light to penetrate it.

Smells of roasted malt and chocolate with a hint of sour cherries in the distance. Touch of oak and dark toffee. Hint of char comes through.

Smooth and silky malt body slides across the tongue. Chocolate is up front and the biggest character in the malt. Nice sweetness with notes of char and toasted oak. Hint of bourbon, dark caramel and dark toffee. Feels as though the beer coats the walls of the mouth a good bit and the flavor of chocolate hang around for a second or two.

Pain to pour but once the foam settles this beer makes up for being a pain to get to the sniffing and drinking part.

Addition: Just poured the last of this bottle into the glass and it seems there are some wood shavings in the bottom. Much too large to be yeast chunks. Fairly square and medium brown in color. Weird.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 0
750ml bottle, corked and caged.

A - Beautiful pour on this one. Black body that doesn't allow even a bit of light to get through. Starts with a two inch dark cocoa colored head that is sort of soapy looking. Good retention and solid lacing.

S - Whiskey jumps out of the glass, giving it an odd sweetness. leather and wood. Anise and green apple?

T - I swear there is something weird going on with the Flying Dog Wild Dog stuff lately. Like it's actually got something wild going on in it. I tasted this first in the Weizenbock and now in this one too. It's an oddly placed slightly tart green apple flavor. I didn't expect it in the Weizenbock and didn't expect to get it here either. Anyways, on to the rest of the beer... Light chocolate is here, mixing with that tart green apple up front. The woodiness is definitely a big part of this beer with very light char and big whiskey notes. Some anise towards the end.

M - Medium full bodied. Very smooth carbonation that is a little on the light side.

D - Good brew here, but I think I like the regular version of Gonzo better.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 11/17/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 11 17 4 8 0
Wow, what a great smell to this brew. Pours effing perfect, black with a dark tan head that lasts well. taste> whoaa. Taste is dominate, just enough whisgy taste to make it extremely good. palate is very good, easy to drink.

Price: $14.00 Served In: Pint Glass

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