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RATINGS: 2449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
Bottle. Black coloured with medium brown head. Slight aroma of soap and liquorice. Hiigh carbonated. Flavour is very malty and slightly spicy. Also a faint scent vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Pours a dark dark brown almost black with a darker bubbly (small bubbles) tan head that left great lacing. Aroma was sweet with chocolate, orange, light coffee, cherries and overall I was very impressed at the hop presence that came through in the aroma. Flavor had more of the hops coming through. Citrus, pine and some other various fruits that were mixed with a sweet roasty malt, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Very smooth on the palate with the alcohol well hidden. What a great hoppy Baltic Porter!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark redish color. with little to no head to speak of. Aroma is of coffee, chocolates, malts and maybe a touch of sour cherries? Taste is very nice. Has a nice bitter front to the beer. And then mellows out to a nice, smooth coffee finish. Coaffee, malts, chocolate, a slight bitter hop taste in there to. Not to bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (2029) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2006
Dark red,body, medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Balance between the bitternes and sweetness. Coffe flavor.A porter indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2006
This one pours a pitch black body and a nice and foamy long lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolaty and roasted with a pleasant coffee note and some orange and pineapple. Flavor is dominated by coffee roast with a sourish hint from the roast. Very full and chevy mouthfeel and biding on the tongue. Hoppy finish. IMO an excellent and underrated porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2006
12oz bottle: A nice aroma hops coffee and roast. Taste much the same with good balance between the coffee bitterness and the malty sweetness. No alcohol presence on the palate. A medium to full body with a smooth silky mouth feel. This is very tasty. Certainly the best Flying Dog has to offer. I’ll definitely pick this up again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2006
Lots of hoppy fruit in this, sort of like an IPA. That makes a lot of sense to me now knowing the hop content, but I was a bit perplexed at the time. Somehow it all works well. The flavour has a great balance which is well and truly favoured to the bitter side, but stays afloat. Nice depth on the medium bodied palate, a lovely lasting aftertaste. Damn good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - APR 28, 2006
Bottel 33 CL Color - Black/Brown Head - Beige Aroma - Strong, Coffe Flavor - Bitter, coffe, Hops Good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cobra (1100) - - APR 27, 2006
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen. Loud pfftt when opened. Poured out a completely opaque dark brown color, with a volumous tan colored head. Aromas are of caramels, chocolate covered cherries, coffee, fresh malts, and a background of earthy hops. Flavors are of hot chocolate with cherry syrup in it, yeasty bread, caramel sauce. Thick, rich mouthfeel. A pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2006
Vintage 05G - 12 oz. brown glass. A rather simple nose dominated by a definite c-hop aroma. Clean. Malt aroma lower than expected for such a large beer. Roastiness and floral esters emerge as this sample warms. Pours an opaque dark brown with a huge brown head that fell rather quickly to a tight silky lace. Flavor is malt balanced fades to a simple roasty caramel middle with no hop flavor which carries through to the finish. Roastiness and caramel linger in the aftertaste. Medium full body with a bit too much carbonation contributes to a crisper than desired finish. A little alcohol noticed in the finsh. A decent beer that appeals mostly because of original gravity. Basically a wee heavy with some roast barley and american hops. Very drinkable and none obtrusive. A bit of smoke character and age would improve this beer greatly. Lay this one down.

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