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RATINGS: 2437   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (1835) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours black with a dark tan head. Plenty of coffee, liquorice, all with a well balanced fruity hop kick.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
From a bottle, black and opaque with tan head and light carbonation. Creamy texture with bitter chocolate and hops notes to the malty taste, leading to a brief nicely bitter finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Florya (950) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2015 How: Bottle. Where: At my home,local bars etc. Aroma: High-end chocolate, coffee, malty. Appearance: Dark as the night. Taste: Sweet and som smoky tones Palate: Full body with a long finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours black with a thin off white head. Mild aroma that I can’t place. Chocolate, charred malt, pine, liquorice and finishes with a mild bitter. Good beet

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1136) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Black with a soapy mocha head. Big roasted malt aroma with booze. The taste adds molasses. Rich, somewhat creamy texture. This one is pretty damn good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, fruity licorice, molasses. Taste is rich and roasty with some dried fruit and molasses. Thick and sweet. Tasty

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (1333) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
355ml bottle from 2013. extremely dark black pour with thin dark tanned head. aroma is of roasted malts and licorice/bitter alcohol. taste is very dark cocoa-y chocolate, malts and toast. but as others have said, the finish is quite hoppy and zingy. not black IPA levels but great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1854) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2014
Overall: Matured, some madeira.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. (Vintage 2012) Reviewed 2014-12-11.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kauge (757) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
Transferring some earlier reviews from my blog to RB. Mai 2014, Bottledog, 355 ml. Valades punaka varjundiga pruunikasmust, pruunikasbeež vaht hea, püsiv, kleepuv. Aroom on isegi otse külmikust võetuna vapustavalt halastamatu: esmalt tunnen siin musti oliive, tugevat röstisust, karamelli, espressot, vürtsikust, suti vaniljekat nüanssi, natuke ka mingit pehmemat teralisust - nt kaer? Taustal humala mõnusalt mõrkjas-hapukas ja lagritsane torge; soojenedes üha enam. Juues tõeliselt pehme, ent kleepjas ja täidlane, mõõduka mulliga. Maitse on ülimalt mõru šokolaadine, vb isegi enama kui 80% kakaosisaldusega šokolaadine... Karm! Röstine-kohvine-kakaone, kergelt rosinane, ülimõrkjas, nagu näriks kakaoubasid! Alkoholikangus vajutab kurku tugeva pitseri. Järelmaik on võimsalt humalamõru, siuke männine-vaigune. Fantastiline! Sildil muuseas Hunteri tsitaat: "It never got weird enough for me."

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ianwelby (767) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Opaque black beer with a thick beige head. Aroma is malt and chocolate. Flavour is malt and earthy fruit flavours but there’s some pale ale qualities in there too. Tangy citrus cuts through to make it a bit different. Very good.


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