Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2008 The Lure:
Bold leafy, citrusy hops bounce off the sweet malt proficiency. Chocolate and roasted coffee beans amidst the intense and joyful apparent randomness.

The Festivities:
Muscular roasted malt bitterness approaches the citrusy and resinous hops, helped by the effervescent carbonation. Vanilla sweetness pushes the roastiness to emulate eccentric candies, which could get on your nerves if you’re having a large quantity by yourself. Very intense and flavorful, it takes a few sips to tame it (although aging it over a year will smoothen rough edges).

Sometimes, a powerful voice can touch you even when the song’s ordinary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle(Thanks argo0). Pours black with medium tan head. Very roasty aroma, with chocolate, and some hops in the nose too. Flavor is quite full and tasty, with chocolate up front and some sugar sweetness in the middle and bitterness from hops and roasted malt at the end. Alcohol in aftertaste. Very good, but I would not quite refer to the malt flavor as complex, just massively malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2005
I am truly a sucker for porters and this one did not dissapoint. Poured almost pitch black from a bottle to a toffee head. Coffee and chocolate with a little alcohol on the nose. Taste is of robust malts and coffee. After I had my first one I ran back to the store and bought more, something I rarely do. Flying Dog has done a great job with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2005
bottle. thanks to duane for this one. pours pitch black with decent brown head large bubbles. aroma is dark chocolate and hops. taste is light coffee chocolate caramel and leaves a light bitter dryness on the palate. delicious hunter thompson was the man though the only thing i ever read of his is fear and loathing in las vegas. this ones for you

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
GABF 2005: another highlight for me at the GABF. Poured black with a huge brown head. Surprisingly hoppy, grassy aroma This is a hoppy, chocolatey rich porter. Very full body. Really nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 A great beer. When I poured it I tried to look through it with some light. No way. This one is thick, Rich brown head and a roasty taste. Flavorful and rich on the palate. Aftesrtaste was a smoothe sweet coffee. Drunk all 4 and got drunk!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Black with a creamy tan head. Nice foam at the top. Roasted chocolate, coffee and dark fruits are in the aroma along with toffee. Smooth taste which is layered well. Some suggestions of butterscotch come into play. Really enjoyable Porter I must say.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
Thanks to Rastacouere to give me this botle.. Aroma:rosted malt,light chocolate, small smoked aroma..... Appearance:very dark good tan head... Flavor:creamy,chocolate and strong rosted malt flavor,small fruit flavor... This is a good beer not only because my nick name is on....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2005
A great tribute to the Great Hunter S thomspon. The taste is rich with strong malt and flavors of coffee which a mild hint of pine. Porters like this dont come along every day, enjoy if you can find it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
real good porter - Complex taste with a nice kick - a nine and a half percent kick. Good - but not abig porter fan

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 221 222 223  224  225 226 227 » 244

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50