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RATINGS: 2332   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tomy63 (173) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 19, 2013
couleur noire intense, mousse fine. Nez sur le café, les fruits rouges, les agrumes, le pamplemousse et la mandarine. Pointe de résine. Bouche puissante et épaisse mais sans en faire trop, on ne sent pas l’alcool. Beau mélange de café et de fruits. Les 85IBU passent tout seul. Finale très longue, mois de fruits et plus de café. Très belle bière.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kazaam (2) - POLAND - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasty, earthy, alcohol, a bitof everything, quite complex, strikes just after opening; appearance: very dark brown, hazy, brown foam, as porter should looks like; taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour; full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, warming, complex and intense, worth the price, can’t wait to check barrel aged version!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Liquor Max Loveland. First time I’ve seen this in Colorado since FD left Colorado a few years ago. Great art work, Steadman! Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a big dark brown head. Big anise, very roasty, dark chocolate, vanilla, woody aroma. Somewhat creamy, super roasty, burnt malty, a bit smoky, dark chocolate, slightly piney hoppy flavor. One of the roastiest beers I’ve ever had. I used to hate this beer when I first got into beer eight years ago but today, I’m very impressed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (47) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 15, 2013
Non amo le porter, ma il Sapore della Gonzo porter mi ha stupefatto.Il corpo è decisamente maltoso, e si presenta scura con un bel cappello di schiuma color nocciola ad abbellirla. L’odore principale è quello di malto tostato, ma anche il caramello e la cioccolata - almeno a me è capitato di avvertirlo - sono percepibili immergendosi in questa meravigliosa birra. Ottimo il corpo, carbonatazione notevole e retrogusto dolce e pulito.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (460) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Smells nutty, cocoa. Tastes roasty, smooth, slight bitterness in the backbone, a touch fruity- plums, raisins. A really interesting beer...I really enjoy it! Not your everyday boring porter but unique and has a lot going on! Highly recommended!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWop (20) - Laurel, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a very dark chocolatey brown w a small darkish colored head. Nice choppy aroma. Smoothe taste w light choppy bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Haze76 (18) - - NOV 10, 2013
pours black with mocha head and nice lacing just like any good stout, but a hint more carbonation. Nose hints of pine needles. Tastes like a great stout, so apparently i need to read up on porters vs stouts, because i would not know the difference at this point if this was labeled as a stout. Either way, great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSAP (410) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
Geel bruine kraag op vrijwel zwart. Arome is koffie, hazelnoot, bruinbrood en toffee. Smaak is wat complexer met zelfde als aroma tonen, en een prachtige koffie bitterzachte afdronk met vleugje suiker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (171) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
Coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, licorice, alcohol and some hops in the aroma. Dark brown to black colour with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a nice soft carbonation. Overall a nice porter, surprisingly bitter, and the alcohol could have been a bit more hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1140) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours pitch black with limited almond head and some clumpy lacing. Nose is quiet. Notes of espresso, burnt toast, some licorice, bitter chocolate. Taste is medium/heavy sweet and medium/heavy bitter. Somewhat creamy body with lively carbonation.


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