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RATINGS: 2421   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3793) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Black pour from 12oz bottle. Black with white head. Super rich. Bourbon flavor for the non bourbon batch. Vanilla and cocoa taste. Nuts. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 5, 2014
Riktigt riktigt bra öl. Precis dom det skall smaka och sen är den ju väldigt billig med. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamP01 (616) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a slightly viscous black with a small brown head, some mild lacing. Aroma is dark roasted caramel chocolate malt, some notes of molasses and mild dark fruit. Taste is sweet dark roasted caramel malt, dark bitter cacao some roasted espresso bean bitterness, some notes of dark dried fruit, mild alcohol esters. Palate is a full rich slightly creamy and viscous body, mild carbonation, sits well on the palate. The finish is a sweet bitter combination of dark roasted malt, espresso bean bitterness, slightly dry ending, alcohol is well hidden. Overall a very good and robust Imperial Porter, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (235) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Pours a very dark brown, nearly black with a medium, tan coloured head. Aroma of Christmas cake and orange peel. A very thick palate, very bitter with a taste of licorice and some espresso notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabuzzer (244) - SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours thick and black with a thick, creamy head. Aroma is sweet chocolate. Taste is vanilla and chocolate with hints of liquorice. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Pours a dark colour, taste and aroma is of liqourice and coffee with notable hop background, one of my all time favourite beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (507) - HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2014
Koromfekete színű, sűrű teste fölé bézs színű hab telepszik. Illata komlós, inkább virágos, mint fás, üdítően friss. Az első kortyok robbanásszerűen hatnak, az egész szájat betöltő ízvilággal bír: kellemesen, nem túlságosan pörkölt zamatok keverednek egy gyógynövényes, fás karakterrel, melyben a komlóé a főszerep. Az imperial stout és porter közti határvonal számomra legalábbis ez esetben meglehetősen vékony és nem túlságosan egyértelmű, a kategóriabeli problémák helyett az ízekre összpontosítva azonban azt mindenképpen megállapíthatjuk, hogy egy határozott karakterű, ám nem túlságosan robusztus, mégis igen emlékezetes ízvilággal rendelkező főzetről van szó.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a thin, frothy tan head that laces and lasts on the sides. Aromas of raisins, roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor is caramel, roasted malt, raisin, chocolate and plum. Medium to full bodied smooth with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle 355 ml from Za Popent, Ljubljana. Pours black with lasting brown head. Roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate. Bitter finish. Complex. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1223) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
355ml bottle, pours black with a good tan head. Aroma is rich and as soon as the bottle opens, is there in the nose. Rich roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel. Finish is balanced by a lasting bitterness but any hop favour is overpowered by the malt backbone. Carbonation is lively (for the style). A rich full bodied porter. Lovely.

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