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RATINGS: 2545   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 don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (765) - Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is dark malt, roasty, nuts, chocolate notes. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaserov (224) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2016
Color negro profundo con capa espesa de espuma marrón. Carbonatación a tope. Aroma a alcohol, coco y malta. Sabor a malta, primero; café, después; alcohol, finalmente. Deep, sí; complex? lo dudo bastante. Ya empiezo a cansarme de estas cervezas tan bien presentadas y tan normalitas. Si Hunter S. Thompson levantara la cabeza...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (3040) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Pours black with a medium foamy mocha head. Aromas of dark chocolate, lactose, roasted malt, roasted nuts, muscovado sugar. Taste is roasted and malty with lovely dark bitter chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and fairly full bodied with moderate carbonation and also quite dry. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (559) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Aroma: intensely malty and roasty - quite good; Appearance: pitch black with tan head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: very smooth, lots of complexity; boozy and roasty; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet-bitter finish; Overall: quite good; would buy again if wanting an imperial porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Taschert (11) - FRANCE - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Black beer with very long lasting brown head. Malted,toasted, coffe, caramel aroma with a hint of aromatics hops. A surprising bitter taste with a strong roasty coffe full mouth. Even better at room temperature. A long bitter end. [08/2016]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (812) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 28, 2016
Nice roasted malts and noble hops aroma. Dark brown black with fluffy tan head. A nice chocolatey porter with a switch to bitterness after. Long bitterness a nice mix of hops and bitter coffee taste. Complex and full of character. Great porter, big bold take on the style, great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (205) - ITALY - JUL 27, 2016
35cl bottle, snifter. Pours a huge, creamy, frothy and dark beige head, full black appearance. Smells sweet roasted, licorice, aromatic hops, with some hints of wood and vanilla. Tastes huge cocoa, mellow espresso, caramel, light smoked, with some delicate citrus notes. Medium to high sweetness and medium bitterness, balanced but a bit more on the sweet side, strong sweet and roasted malty character but with a balancing fresh hop profile. Medium bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation, semi dry and light smoked finish. This would be a perfect match with some italian "scorzette d’arancia", which are candied orange stripes covered in dark chocolate (with the peel), chocolatey and citrusy. Gets better as it reaches room temperature, feels half way between a porter and a black IPA, nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zekso (24) - POLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Czarne nieprzejrzyste. W aromacie dominuje czekolada z lekkimi nutami śliwki lub podobnego owocu, nieco kawy. W smaku sporo paloności jak na porter - głównie w goryczce, czekolada i kawa robi jednak solidną robotę. Mamy też lekką kwaśność. Piwo naprawdę przyzwoite lecz moc jego szybko robi swoje.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Horal (14) - - JUL 20, 2016
Flasove.Tmavohnede az do ciernej.Pena pekna,husta,hneda.Vona po cokolade,kave.V chuti plne,tmava cokolada,kava,jemne alkohol.Velmi dobre tmave pivo,podla mojho nazoru ale skor imperial stout ako porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WaddlingPlatypus (128) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
355ml bottle at the Head of Steam, Durham. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Aromas of dry coffee and dark roasted malts. Flavours of light red berries, and acrid woodsmoke.

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