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Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter

  • Brewery: Flying Dog
  • Country: USA
  • Style: Imperial Porter
  • ABV: 9.2%
  • Size: 350 ml
  • Bought from: Bierzwerg, ~3€
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Still haven’t had a chance to start brewing, since my order of hops still hasn’t arrived. I have some spare hops from older brews, so might have to change the recipe around a little so that I can brew tomorrow. In the meanwhile I’m having a bottle of Flying Dog’s Gonzo Imperial Porter, named as a tribute to Hunter S. Thompson, and some home-baked mud cake. This beer has been brewed with a mix of roasted malts, a original gravity of 22 plato, and hopped with Warrior, Northern Brewer and Cascade to an IBU of 85. Should be interesting!

[easyreview title=”Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter” cat1title=”Appearance” cat1detail=”The beer pours with a very dark reddish-brown color, and a tan-colored head is formed as well. The head quickly collapses leaving some lacing and some foam islands on the surface of the beer.” cat1rating=”4″ cat2title=”Smell” cat2detail=”The aroma is roasty and sweet, lending some tones of coffee, chocolate, caramel and molasses. There is a strong presence of warm alcohol in the aroma as well.” cat2rating=”3.5″ cat3title=”Taste” cat3detail=”The flavor is also dominated by roasted and almost charred tones. The same coffee, chocolate and molasses tones from the aroma are present in the flavor as well, but these are joined by some hints of burnt grains or sugar. The alcohol is present in the flavor as well, but not as strongly as in the aroma. The flavor ends with a slightly sweet and bitter aftertaste. The beer is well balanced, with the roastiness, bitterness and sweetness working nicely together.” cat3rating=”3.5″ cat4title=”Mouthfeel” cat4detail=”The beer has a smooth and medium-full body, with a medium-low carbonation level. The beer has a good mouthfeel, but the burnt tones draw some points from the score.” cat4rating=”4″ summary=”A great beer, that though in my opinion had a couple of flaws in the aroma and flavor. Still the best I’ve had from Flying Dog, and a excellent match with the chocolately mud cake I was eating at the same time. This beer had some great roasted tones, but was a bit put off by the burnt and almost charred flavor.”]

Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA

 

  • Brewery: Flying Dog
  • Country: USA
  • Style: American IPA
  • ABV: 7.1%
  • Size: 355 ml
  • Bought from: Germany, 2.19€
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    [easyreview title=”Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA” cat1title=”Appearance” cat1detail=”The beer has a clear golden-amber color, with a centimeter-thick white head, that leaves nice lacing along the glass. There are visible signs of carbonation, with small bubbles constantly rising to the surface.” cat1rating=”4″ cat2title=”Smell” cat2detail=”The aroma of the beer is sweet, caramelly, and malty, with slight hints of hops (herbal and piney aroma). Hop aroma could have been stronger in my taste.” cat2rating=”3.5″ cat3title=”Taste” cat3detail=”The taste is similar to the aroma, as the initial taste is quite sweet and malty, with some herbal, piney and grapefruit hop flavour. The beer leaves a quite dry and bitter aftertaste, making me think this IPA should be a bit more balanced. I’d prefer some more hop flavour and maltiness, as this beer is quite boring as is, and not very drinkable.” cat3rating=”3″ cat4title=”Mouthfeel” cat4detail=”The beer has a light body with medium level of carbonation, which together with the quite harsh bitterness, makes this a difficult beer to enjoy.” cat4rating=”2.5″ summary=”I was very disappointed with this one, as I quite like Flying Dog’s Double Dog Double Pale Ale. This one was difficult to drink, didn’t have much of the hop aroma and flavour I so much enjoy, was imbalanced, and overall was very boring. The beer was quite fresh, but there is always a chance that it has lost flavour and aroma during transport and storage.”]

    Flying Dog Kerberos Tripel

     

  • Brewery: Flying Dog
  • Country: USA
  • Style: Tripel
  • ABV: 8.5%
  • Size: 355 ml
  • Bought from: Germany, 2.79€
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    [easyreview title=”Flying Dog Kerberos” cat1title=”Appearance” cat1detail=”The beer has a golden-orange color, is slight hazy, with an almost non-existing white head.” cat1rating=”3″ cat2title=”Smell” cat2detail=”The beer has a fruity, banana-like, slightly spicy aroma, along with some fusel alcohol smell.” cat2rating=”2.5″ cat3title=”Taste” cat3detail=”The initial taste is sweet, malty and fruity (prunes, apples, banana?), with typical belgian yeast flavors. Slight alcohol taste.” cat3rating=”3″ cat4title=”Mouthfeel” cat4detail=”Smooth with almost no carbonation.” cat4rating=”2.5″ summary=”Nothing spectacular, but not a great fan of Tripels myself. Probably wouldn’t buy again.”]