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RATINGS: 2356   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


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (284) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Pure luxury in a glass! Always loved the liquorice hit of a porter, then flying dog build it up with a sharp hop finish. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frode (176) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
Bottle 33 cl.
Black colour, with brown head. Roasted malts, coffee and licorice. Long aftertaste, with slight bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ReverendMoon (137) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014
Nitro tap. Beautiful big tan head with a black body. Taste is a little too hoppy for me for a porter. Almost like a black creamy IPA. This is an IPA lovers porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (359) - CROATIA - APR 2, 2014
Shaker glass pour, black with a dark brown head, tastes of chocolate, coffee, and toasted malt with a hint of alcohol, has some bitterness to it but it is nicely balanced

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (210) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
poured into shaker glass. A pure black with no light able to come through. Almost brown head, small and fine with good thick lace. Aroma for me is almost pure licorice, with some chocolate and a nice earthiness. A thick one that gives a blast of bitter as it passes the tongue and the alcohol warms as it hits the belly. Alcohol is fairly hidden in the drink and comes out late in the finish. Taste is dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate gaining in licorice late. Body is full, and texture is creamy with soft CO2. Very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle überreife Früchte, minimal säuerlich.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Black body, medium-sized tan head, soapy lacing. Nose shows grapefruit and piney hops with moderate roast underneath. Flavor flips the profile as earthy roast dominates and is complemented by some piney hop notes. Medium to full bodied, lively carbonation, moderate bitterness, refreshing finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alethol (102) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
Superb beer! Pours black with brown head. Delicious aromas of whiskey malt. Liquorice, chocolate, hops. Creamy, full bodied with a thick texture. Alcohol well hidden. Among the best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buongiorgio00 (725) - - MAR 4, 2014
Imperial porter dal carattere deciso e arrogante, con penetranti note di cioccolato, caffé, malti tostati e una leggera sfumatura di soia, un tocco amaro e una presenza alcolica non indifferente, che intacca il gusto senza romperne l’equilibrio. Davvero ganza sta gonzo!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (696) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours black with a dark tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate alcohol, soy and licorice aroma. Chocolate, roasted malt, soy, licorice, hop and alcohol flavors. Full body and regular carbonation. Roasted chocolate finish.


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