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RATINGS: 2331   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 don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (410) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Svart farge med beige skum. Lukter Kaffe, lakris, sjokolade og rřyk. God fylde med litt saltsmak. Kjenner kaffe og er bitertřrr i ettersmak.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Terp1977 (43) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
From a bottle. Didn't get as much coffee as I expected. Hoppy for a dark beer. Not easy to drink, but solid a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
javiercrasher (138) - Granada, SPAIN - FEB 8, 2014
Negra, opaca, coronada por una buena espuma marrón con buena retención y que desaparece trago a trago. Aroma a café recién molido, con fondo a chocolate y algo de alcohol. Cuerpo medio y poco gas. En boca destaca el café: torrefacto y amargo. Alcohol bien integrado, con final amargo y seco. Casi podría inventarse una categoría nueva: Imperial Black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (336) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft at Flying Dog Brewery poured into a goblet. Pours a brownish black with tan head. Aromas of hops, dark chocolate, roast. Tasting notes of pine, dark chocolate, roast, good amount of hops. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty good fresh but I prefer this with a year on it as the hops fade away.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (54) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours black, with a large tan head which persists. Good lacing. Nose is roasted malt and hops. Taste is coffee and dark roasted malts, with a hop finish. Not bad, but not outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anatole (86) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Chocolat, café. Bonne balance des gouts. Corps moyen. Alcool peu présent. Mais il manque un peu d’agressivité ŕ mon gout.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JimmyBoy74 (102) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2014
The morhership of all beers! 33 cl systembolaget. Mörk svart färg. Doftar mycket. Smakar mycket! Ska du bara dricka en öl i livet. Drick denna!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (325) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Cask at rattle n hum in NYC. Deep dark brown with mocha head. Aroma is smoky, toasted malt, semi-sweet chocolate, and a hint of raisin. Taste is mild and balanced. Full body for a porter, nice and creamy. Soft carbo. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (715) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap, pours black with nice tan head. Aroma is rich roast and chocolate. Taste is roast, coffee, chocolate with a nice medium body

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DandyWolfFloyd (614) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Aroma - very roasty, high octane espresso, alcohol a little resiny as well. Bazinga! Appearance - it is a big black body, with a tan-brown 2" head. Set-ups like a champ! Laces all the way down. Sexy beer Taste - pour espresso onto fire. Put it out with super clean water. Filter that out, and that’s sort of it’s essence. It has rich malt, deep roast, the darkest of chocolate, and alcohol hidden behind it. It for deep roast heads. Palate - It’s a big take on for a novice. It’s intense. The body is full, the texture somewhere between oily-creamy-sticky-slick (it’s really that insane). The finish is super-long. It’s a like you had an all night outdoor autumn fire in your mouth. It’s so soaked in flavor. I’m not quite sure what to say about this, other than it is complex in the best of descriptions. It’s not for the faint of heart. It takes real intense beer lovers to take it on. Take your time let it warm. It’s nuances blow off the chart. I have a hard time rating beers when they hit all the marks. A lot of time, beers can hit those marks and not be enjoyable (Lost Abbey). This was not one of those beers. Great beer.


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