Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter (355ml Bottle)
This turbo charged version of the Road Dog Porter is mysteriously dark with a rich malty body, intense roasted flavours, and a surprisingly unique hop kick. With Gonzo weighing in at 7. 8% ABV, it will bite you in the ass if you don?t show it the proper respect.
Poured a dark dark brown black with a thin beige head. Nose was malty, with a hint of hops and alcohol. First impression was a big mouthful with a lot of bubble gum. As it warmed the malt and hops and smokey flavor were revealed, with chocolate and coffee notes. Decent depth of flavors, definitely worthy of the imperial label.
Imperial or extra-strong porters fall in between the traditional porter, a Baltic porter, and an imperial stout. They range from around 7.5% upwards, with hefty dark malt character, but lack the overt roastiness of an imperial stout.