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RATINGS: 2421   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 donít show it the proper respect. IBUís: 85


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 10, 2006
semi-opaque blackish body and a bit of browninsh gold at the edges. thick creamy burnt sienna head. aroma is roasted chocolate malt, black mission figs, and some sweet molasses. flavor is sweet molasses, rosted coffee malt, and some sweet black licorice. a bit of bitter in the finish/aftertaste. thank you for not making this into a hop fest and keeping a porter the way it should be! great tribute to Hunter Thompson.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2006
Ruby tinged black, lasting tan head. Roasty malt aromas, and a hint of coffee. Nice full mouthfeel that leaves a slight resinous coating. Wonderful flavors of rich dark roasted malts, coffee, bittersweet chocolate. Sicy, piney, herbal hops round out the malts nicely leaving a balanced finish. A little of the alcohol is noticeable, but certainly not a dominant feature.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5423) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2006
Bottle. Dark black. Very bitter. Thick, but not too bad. Not the best I have had in terms of porters, but decent enough. Too expensive for what you get though.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2006
Very viscous black pour with mild yellowish head. Rich smoky aroma and can defiantly smell some alcohol. Fills my mouth with a creamy smooth feel. Porters are usually too thick for me, but this is by far my favorite porter.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
God this was awful. I will have to assume from my peers that I just got a really, really, really bad bottle of this stuff. It was undrinkable and embarrasing amongst the 10 people who were at our tasting. I will give it a future review again with the hopes that what I had was some anomallous horrible bottle not fit for human consumption, let alone rate it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 7, 2006
Pours to deep brown color, with a tan head that fades, and a soft to moderate amount of carbonation. Lots of good dark chocolate, cocoa, sweet malt, and mild roast notes in the nose. The palate is soft, with a slightly slick mouth feel. Sweet malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and mild roasty flavors coat the tongue. This beer finishes with more good sweet malt and dark chocolate up front, then ends with a nice punch of hop bitterness, and some soothing alcohol heat in the finish. Very delicious beer, that would make the perfect beer to relax with after work, and a fantastic desert beer. The 9.5% abv is hiden well, making this strong beer, very drinkable, so beware.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4580) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2006
Pours an oily dark brown, maybe black with a very dark brown head. Aroma has very dark roastedness with dark chocolate traces, burnt toffee and some alcohol. The taste has lots of roasted flavors and a thick oily body. Sweetness starts things off, followed by some dark chocolate tones, the finish has a dryness to the roasted aspects and then hops become noticable at the end. For the amount of alcohol included it is very well hidden. Nice beer, best Iíve had from the brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2051) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2006
Vintage "06A" Dark brown almost mahogany coloured beer, nice sized dark tan head thats frothy and thick. Aroma is mainlly roasty/ burnt toasted malts, smells like a good dark cocoa powder. Very smooth yet tasty toasty malts dominate , giving an odd sensation of dark chocolate followed by milk creamy choc, monor bitter after taste, alcohol barely noticed. Very very smooth silky mouthfeel..thick and luxurious. Very nice beer ,probably the best yet , that I have had from Flying Dog..very impressed despite the alcoholic volume I found this very easy to drink

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gr0ve (2174) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2006
355 ml bottle. Throws an enormous brownish white head. Whipped egg-white thickness to the head. Pepper and pine aromas. Fresh hop leaves and juniper berries. Roasted malts play an important role, but still does not come to the front. The juniper flavour is quite prominent and covers most of the other flavour components. Very interesting indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2006
Pours a thick, jet black with a massive dark brown head that disipates very slowly. The aroma is of chocolate, molasses, grassy hops, coffee, hazelnut, vanilla, and dark fruits. The flavor is good, but itís not great. It has a nice balance of malts and hops, but is lacking in complexity. There is a wonderful finish however, a very delicious beer. The palate is creamy with a nice hoppy bite - it could use some more hops flavor though.


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