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RATINGS: 2363   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (375) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Cask at rattle n hum in NYC. Deep dark brown with mocha head. Aroma is smoky, toasted malt, semi-sweet chocolate, and a hint of raisin. Taste is mild and balanced. Full body for a porter, nice and creamy. Soft carbo. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap, pours black with nice tan head. Aroma is rich roast and chocolate. Taste is roast, coffee, chocolate with a nice medium body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Aroma - very roasty, high octane espresso, alcohol a little resiny as well. Bazinga! Appearance - it is a big black body, with a tan-brown 2" head. Set-ups like a champ! Laces all the way down. Sexy beer Taste - pour espresso onto fire. Put it out with super clean water. Filter that out, and thatís sort of itís essence. It has rich malt, deep roast, the darkest of chocolate, and alcohol hidden behind it. It for deep roast heads. Palate - Itís a big take on for a novice. Itís intense. The body is full, the texture somewhere between oily-creamy-sticky-slick (itís really that insane). The finish is super-long. Itís a like you had an all night outdoor autumn fire in your mouth. Itís so soaked in flavor. Iím not quite sure what to say about this, other than it is complex in the best of descriptions. Itís not for the faint of heart. It takes real intense beer lovers to take it on. Take your time let it warm. Itís nuances blow off the chart. I have a hard time rating beers when they hit all the marks. A lot of time, beers can hit those marks and not be enjoyable (Lost Abbey). This was not one of those beers. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (325) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours brown-black with a thick tan head that settles slowly and leave some foamy lighter tan lacing behind. Nice three-tiered coloring in effect. Aroma is shockingly hoppy, grassy and piney off the pour but with warming there are earthy notes of roasted grains and nuts. Taste is lightly roasted malts balanced with mildy bitter hops. Some coffee notes. Very earthy in tone. Alcohol is there but pretty well-disguised. A bit skewed to hops for a porter, but I really, really like this beer - it's interesting and flavorful without trying to do too much. One of the better porters I've tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
torriman (30) - Valencia, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2014
In 355 ml bottle. Nice dark beer . chocolate and coffee taste. Really balanced. Low alcohol taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (571) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
Black with a thin lasting tan head, strong caramel and coffee flavours, mild bitterness and quite strong. I love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeebon (171) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Pours from bottle a deep dark almost black brown colour with brown head. Smell of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and wood notes. The taste initially hits you with the roasted malt, before the coffee becomes apparent along with the slight dark chocolate. Dark fruit is also in there complimenting these flavours, medium sweet/ On the finish the bitterness from the hops becomes apparent and finishes off the beer beautifully. It has a creamy texture in the mouth with noticable carbonation. I wish I had more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianairb85 (72) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle- Pours a dark brown with a brown head that does not last to long. It smells hoppy with malty characteristics too. a rich malty body the hop has a kick. The alcohol is hidden perfectly! Good unique porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HerrBierkoenig (237) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2014
From 0.355l bottle to the Teku glass . BBD: 07.06.2015 APP: Pours cloudy deep black liquid with some small particles- yeast. Beautiful, medium, brown head that fade slowly. AR: Very rich dense aroma. Malt, red fruits, candied fruits, roasted malt, chocolate, some alcohol, T: Once more time, very rich, heavy, beautiful taste. Medium to heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light sour. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, earthy tones, sweet, fruits, herbs, woody, heavy herbal bitterness in the aftertaste, some smoke taste. Unrepeatable taste, Im in heaven :) PAL: full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, long hard bitter finish. Warning: Dangerously drinkable! OV: Unforgettable beer! Perfectly combined smooth taste aroma, appearance, everything. Expectations overpassed. FOOD: I tried to pare this beer with foie gras and toasted bread. Worked quiet well, as the beer got more bitter by time, the foie gras with hot toasted bread soften it and makes a good opposite to the beer. I liked it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 8, 2014
One of my favourite porters now, so rich, lots of flavours, chocolate, roasted malts and some coffee to name but a few. Creamy on the palate with alcohol very well masked. Nice!

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