December 19, 2006

Gonzo Imperial Porter

Brewed by Flying Dog Brewery from Denver, it's a fitting tribute to Hunter S. Thompson. Bitter, but with acerbic wit, dark as anyone on the Christian Right probably assumes Thompson soul is, and with enough flavor and bite to make you take your time with this beer.

The 9.5% abv creates a sensation much like Thompson's work does in me; it's fun to visit every once in a long while, but it's not something that I'll want around to casually pop open. I'll have to try it in beer bread to see of some of the flavor comes through better without all the alcohol taste. Hopefully it does, as there's probably no way I finish even the four pack anytime soon.