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RATINGS: 2534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 donít show it the proper respect. IBUís: 85

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2006
A dark black appearance with a beige head. A strong coffee and chocolate aroma. This sucker was very carbonated, in fact the cork flew straight up in the air when opened. The flavor is well balanced with a bitter sweet flavor. Roasted coffee beans, chocolate, and licorice are present. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Damn this was good. The aroma had dark fruit, smoke, slight roast and a hoppy note, and what I percieved to be pears. The beer poured a black opaque color with red hues, decent tan head and lacing. The flavor had dark fruit like plums and raisins, slight carrot note, citrus, smoke, and roast. It was really pleasant. The mouthfeel was well rounded and full bodied, and creamy. This beer was perfectly wet on the tongue with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Dark brown body, with nice, light brown, long lasting head, and excellent lacing. Aroma was caramel, mocha, with a hing of pine. Taste was burnt, nutty, choclate, espresso, and sweet, with a lasting mildly bitter finish. Mild alcohol, but did a great job of hiding the 9%. Texture was creamy with soft, but fitting carbonation. Delightful, tasty beer, which definitely is worth buying again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Opaque walnut black with a big brown head, that thickly laces the glass. Aroma combines roasty malts, chocolate mocha, and a bunch of hops. Very complex! Flavor shows coffee, chocolate malts, and nice hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
Black with a minimal attractive head and lace. Coffee syrup, medium mouthfeel and not all that thick.Chocolate and other malts, cascade and other hops.The one-off best flying dog of them all, courtesy of Jan Biergeman

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
casper78 (21) - bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle 12oz. Pour a dark black, with dark haed. Smells of hoppy chocolate coffee beans. A bitter taste of hops and coffe and alittle cocco in there to. The character of this beer ranks amoung the best of them.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Pours black with a shallow tan froth. Aroma of cocoa, and leather. Full nectar with residual effers. Flavors are deep, dark black chocolate with espresso, old boot leather, black cherries, brown sugar, iodine. Finishes with a nice hop. I caught a hint of celery (only downfall). Overall: big, bold, earthy, and complex with a slight sweetness similar to a Baltic style. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2006
bottle, pours black, with minimal head. aroma is strong, roasted malts, caramel, mocha, yeast, and some hoppy spicyness. flavors, caramel and strong esspresso, some ripend fruit, and a very nice bitter hop finnish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2006
Bottle. Black body with a moderate creamy brown head. Initial hop bag aroma gives way to acidic chocolate malt aroma. Sweet quick chocolate is swamped by dry bitter cocoa and bitter dark chocolate malt. Moderate bitterness feels like its from the roast malt but is likely more from the hops, less bitter than expected from the aroma, the hops show themselves more in the finish and aftertaste with a green hoppiness making a return long after you finish. Medium to full bodied palate. Roast in the finish increases as the glass warms, as does the acidity. Unconventional porter, this is quite nice. Thanks Harry!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3851) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2006
12oz bottle í06A-A dark black with a brown head and an aroma of coffee and burnt malt. A lot of hop flavor through out the mouthful. A slight roasted malt and coffe on the back end. Not what I thought an imperial porter would taste like. If I remember correctly Road Dog was originally a scottish ale so I donít know when it switched to a Porter.

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