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RATINGS: 2464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clockk (211) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
Alto Amargor. Con olores a chocolate y ron. Sabores a chocolate y alcohol que se nota en boca

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (479) - - APR 11, 2015
Pours a deep brown body with a medium beige head. Hoppy aroma with malty tones. Rich taste with a nice bitterness and complex tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (986) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Aroma is slightly burnt malts, strong coffee and hard liquor. Taste is like a porter on steroids, with all the characteristics that apply to that. What I like mainly with this one is that itís so powerful and tasty, yet balanced and held back, it never tips over to the super-extreme side. The touch of salty licorice that comes in the end is magnificent and when the aftertaste sets in with that subtle bitterness, I touch myself inappropriately.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (957) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
One of the more interesting beers from flying dog. Rich and coffee like heavy and deep black. You should know that itís gonna bite back. Bottle

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (660) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
Flaska frŚn SB. Svart med tjockt beige skum. Doft av choklad och vin. Mycket vin i smaken med en del choklad och kaffebeska.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1792) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
Old rating. Love the label. Silly smooth, smoky, coffee, chocolate. Some sweet booziness. Everything you want in a porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pacv27 (53) - - MAR 21, 2015
Creamy light tan head that is 1 1/2 fingers in depth. Beer is pitch black in color. Aroma is roasted dark malts with smoky notes and some coffee. The texture is smooth. The taste is dark roasted malts, burnt coffee, bittersweet chocolate with subtle hints of vanilla. There is a lingering coffee bitterness in the back end of this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (1168) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown color, almost black. Aroma: roasted, coffee, cognac, and good hops. Same taste: roasted malt, chocolate, brandy, hop bitteness, good, but a little unbalanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (565) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Outstanding head characteristics. Classic porter nose. Heavy medium body with a rich smooth texture. A chocolate onslaught with a rich underlying sweetness over a mild roast bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1420) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a deep brown color, almost black. Aroma is roasted malt soaked in alcohol. Taste is same, with the acohol content evident with each swallow. A dark burnt roasted mat flavor overpowers this beer. Bitter aftertaste that lingered on the palate.


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