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RATINGS: 2519   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3775) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle from Cindys Spirits. Pours out dark brown and oily, small head which dissipates quickly. Right from the bat, this porter gets down to business. Dark, biting roast grain bitterness, slick body, peat, smoke and wood all play here. Very mild warmth from the alcohol, but not over the top. A classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Werckmeister (1905) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 19, 2016
0,33l bottle at home shared by Saeglopur, big thanks. BB 23.10.2016. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells of licorice, resin, light exotic fruits, light parfume, light roast. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of licorice, caramel, spices, some resin, bit earthy, . finishes lightly dry with notes of licorice, earthy notes and a light herbal bitterness. great stuff, not overly complex but great balance. smell reminds me more of a black ipa than a simple porter, taste has a very nice balance between roast and hoppy notes. great stuff. good stuff also great that it is very enjoyable below 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1633) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 19, 2016
355 ml bottle from BeerLovers Vienna, bb 23.10.16.
Almost black body, with a big, dense, creamy, dark beige head.
Arma of cocoa, coffee, caramel, chocolate,surprising amounts of hops, like citrus, orange, some tropical fruits.
Taste follows this, also pretty hoppy, but a bit more in the background.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes roasty, medium dry, medium hoppy, with cocoa, coffee, slight liquorice, citrus.

Very nice. Hoppier than other style examples I’ve had, also resembles a bit a Black IPA. Drinks pretty smooth, alcohol is greatly hidden. Not among my favourite style examples overall, but a unique and enjoyable one nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (738) - SINGAPORE - FEB 18, 2016
9.2%ABV. Imperial Stout. Poured out black. 40ºSRM. Nose has sweet dates, alcoholic estery sweetness. There are also fig cakes, licorice, dark hot chcolate, coffee aromas. Molasses funk in the nose suggesting a malty sugary sweetness. Mouthfeel is soapy and thick. Not sure if this was because I had it a close to room temperature. Palate has figs, honeyed dates, ripe stone fruit, licorice, grass jelly, Chinese herbal tea, peat smoke, creme brulee. Fig newtons somehow figures into the overall taste experience. Goes on Favorites List!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
climberbob (405) - Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle into fancy stout glass. Surprisingly hoppy aroma. Slightly smokey, malty. Some chocolate and coffee notes. Smooth. Bitter finish. Solid porter but on the hoppy side. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Rich dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit; The palate has a smoky texture; Nicely balanced; Good - I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mister_Li (808) - GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
Schwarz mit reichlich dunkelbraunem Schaum. Reichlich Röstmalz, anfangs süßlich, dunkle Schokolade, leicht fruchtig, Zitrus, Lakritze, bitter, spritzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1942) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Dark black. Beige lacing. Some coffee. Dry. This is a porter? Ok, not great. Tasted at Elijah Ps.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andriesradu (664) - ROMANIA - JAN 22, 2016
Pours black with a moderate brown head. Sweet,roasted,hoppy,light chocolate aroma. Moderate to veavy bitter flavor with notes of roasted malt,light coffee. Sticky and quite creamy mouthfeel,well balanced. Excelent, especially the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (864) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Dark opaque, brown, minimal tan head. Deep earthy, espresso, bitter chocolate, resin. Quite bitter, very dry. Heavier body, fairly clean. Longish finish. Good.

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