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RATINGS: 2367   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 donít show it the proper respect. IBUís: 85

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (791) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (389) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 25, 2014
Good but not exceptionnal... perhaps too much alcool for me (destroyed a bit the porter taste...)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (523) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle at Koopers. Pours muddy brown/dark red with caramel lacing, no head. Boozy aroma with some coffee/cocoa tones. Taste is roasted malt, dark coffee, some chocolate/caramel tones. Chewy but not a heavy beer on the palate. Good dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARH (406) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Initial aromas of sweet cherry and wood (or maybe resin) appear, but quickly fade and are replaced, briefly, by overripe, or maybe sugared, strawberries. This ultimately gives way to a light aroma of roasted coffee, caramel, and some candy sugar (jolly ranchers). Itís a deep, opaque beer, with the only hint of itís brown color being given away at a dimple in the bottom of the glass. On top of this is a very thick, pillowy, fluffly soap-sud brown head that retains really well and leaves lots of fluffy cloud-like lace. The taste is wonderfully balanced between moderate levels of sweet and bitter. Itís like eating a chocolate coffee and toffee candy - maybe itís just my mind playing tricks on me, but I thought I even picked up some mint in there; like a Frango mint. Itís a medium bodied beer thatís relatively thin and oily - probably why itís an imperial porter and not a stout - although does have a stickiness to it. Thereís a moderate, maybe moderate high level of carbonation that lies somewhere between soft and fizzy.Itís mostly sweet, rich chocolate in the mouth that finishes very clean for such a big beer. A pleasant and mellow roasted coffee and dark chocolate show up in the aftertaste that sticks around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zaf (242) - ITALY - FEB 20, 2014
non mi ha colpito particolarmente..non me ne intendo di porter,figuriamoci di imperial porter,ma esprimo la mia..Ť eccessiva sotto tutti gli aspetti..líaroma Ť troppo forte e troppo tostato,cosž come il gusto..líamaro derivante dal malto tostato ti investe e il finale non lascia troppa voglia di berne dellíaltra..complessa e particolare,ma non eccellente

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1106) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2014
Black appearance with a large tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, hint of raisins, coffee, caramel, chocolate, hops. Flavour is roasty, coffee and chocolate Nice hop bitterness in the long aftertaste. Wonderful brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crazyforcraft (18) - Staplow, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Nice colour with a lasting head. Has a nice hoppy aroma and taste. Not too much chocolate or coffee malty flavours coming through - would be better with more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (558) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Svart farge med beige skum. Lukter Kaffe, lakris, sjokolade og rÝyk. God fylde med litt saltsmak. Kjenner kaffe og er bitertÝrr i ettersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Terp1977 (49) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
javiercrasher (166) - Granada, SPAIN - FEB 8, 2014
Negra, opaca, coronada por una buena espuma marrůn con buena retenciůn y que desaparece trago a trago. Aroma a cafť reciťn molido, con fondo a chocolate y algo de alcohol. Cuerpo medio y poco gas. En boca destaca el cafť: torrefacto y amargo. Alcohol bien integrado, con final amargo y seco. Casi podrŪa inventarse una categorŪa nueva: Imperial Black IPA.

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