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Gonzo

Review - Flying Dog Brewery's Gonzo Imperial Porter

"A tribute beer for Hunter S. Thompson. Like Hunter this beer is deep and complex. Gonzo Imperial Porter has been brewed with black, chocolate and crystal malts, and hopped with Millennium and Cascades. This is a turbo charged version of the Road Dog and at 9.5% ABV it will bite you in the ass if you don't show it the proper respect. Proceeds from the sale of Gonzo Imperial Porter will go towards building the Gonzo Memorial Fist in Aspen. The 150 foot stone column complete with a giant red fist at its summit will tower above Hunterís Owl Farm Estate for all eternity." -- Flying Dog Brewery

The Gonzo pours a dark black color with a small, frothy light-brown head. Aroma is of light perfume hops, and there is also a hint of beef and olives. Initial taste is moderately sweet with a light sweet finish. Feels light and creamy on the mouth with soft carbonation. TGWK says "It tastes like teriyaki beef jerky." MB says "It smells like Home Depot."

Reviewed on February 19, 2006 with GWW, MB, and TGWK

Type:Porter
ABV:9.5%
Source:12 oz. Bottle
Score:24/30

Official Flying Dog Brewery website