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RATINGS: 2437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Like Hunter S. Thompson...Gonzo Imperial Porter is deep and complex. This turbo charged version of the Road Dog Porter is mysteriously dark with a rich malty body, intense roasted flavors, and a surprisingly unique hop kick. With Gonzo weighing in at 9.2% ABV, it will bite you in the ass if you don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jahe (120) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a thick Brown head. Aroma, roasted malt, Coffe, and tropical fruit. Taste roasted malt and Coffe and a long roasted taste. Nice palate

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GIJOE (972) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours black, frothy tan head. Nose is bready, with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Bitter taste. Touch of anise comes through in the aftertaste. Great brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamaty (1352) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Negra opaca, un dedo de espuma ocre cremosa. Aroma ahumado, seco. Gran cuerpo y gran textura, baja carbonatacion. Impresionante en boca. Sabor inicial afrutado, y luego complejo, frutos secos, café, regaliz, especias, tabaco...sensacional. Llena de matices. Se disfruta cada trago.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (841) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Pours a jet black with a long-lasting tan head. Aroma is alcohol and burnt caramel malts. Flavor is the same alcohol bite that’s on the nose, with some roast and burnt chocolate and caramel. Has a surprising, but nice, bitterness. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (1294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2015
355 ml bottle from systembolaget. Black with fluffy tanned head. Smell is coffe, liqurice, burned malt, dried fruit, vanilla and dark sweet bread. Taste is sharp burned and roasted with coffee, and liqurice. When it warms up a little it opens up and becomes more balanced, but also more sweet. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (725) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2015
Deep brown to black color, light brown head. Licorice nose, chocolate, roasted malt, brown sugar, hints of smoke, cured meat and alcohol. Roasted malt taste, chocolate, alcohol, light sweetness, bitter espresso finish. Full body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (659) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
I’m not sure why they don’t just bill it as a stout, it bites and burns like a stout, and it doesn’t have that smokey, sweet malt backbone that I associate with my favorite porters. Stylistic quibbles aside, this is a fine beer. Gonzo pours jet black with a lot of creamy, tan head. The aroma is strong coffee and chicory and figs. The flavor has a big burst of licorice, molasses, dark candied fruit, and booze. The 9.2% ABV is loud and proud, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollerton (185) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle from SB. Very good and tasteful Imperial Porter, but I think it could have had even more taste. Still very good!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (2071) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter mørke frukter, alkohol, blomster, espresso og mørk sjokolade. Litt for mye salt smak, noe mørke frukter og kaffesmak. Lang saltbitter ettersmak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1509) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle from Bruisin? Ales. Licorice dark fruit molasses and roasty. Tasty roasty and dark fruit taste. Nice.


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