GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark color with thin beige head. Notes of malt, chocolate, and mild dark fruits (plum).
jsporrer (710) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on tap @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan ring and plenty of lacing. Medium body. Roasted malts with a little coffee and sweet finish. Pretty enjoyable but not great.
6bottlepack (169) - Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Hops & Crafts Exeter,pours near black with a dense beige head,best before date of March 2017. Aroma roast malt,dark chocolate powder,coffee ,hop fruit ,maybe grapefruit ,citrus & some pine. Taste of polished leather,burnt raisin,dark malt,light coffee ,light citrus ,pepperiness ,spice with good bitterness & dryness. Smooth & oily with decent carbonation ,warming alcohol & light bodied for the strength. Darn better than expected , the finish has more bitterness dryness ,polished leather,burnt raisin,dark malt, citrus,grapefruit &dark chocolate powder.
rusos (590) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from drinkshop.sk. Dark brown/black colour, very stable beige head. Rich aroma, malty, roasted, coffee, cacao,caramel, toffee, some dark fruits, quite a lot of hops. Taste full of roasted tones, dark, dried fruits, plums maybe, toffee, some malty sweetness. Quite high bitterness. Bitter and roasted aftertaste. Very good beer.
PugUglyBrewer (133) - - AUG 26, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Besides Raging Bitch, I would qualify Gonzo as Flying Dog’s second best brew. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large wine glass. The color is only black. A thin and dark tan head is perched above. The nose is rich in burnt sugar, dried plum, sweet caramel and dark roast coffee. The flavor hits up front with bitter cocoa and toffee lending toward a bitter roast at the end defined by a high volume roasted barley texture.
wombat23 (683) - Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is dark malt, roasty, nuts, chocolate notes. Good.
kaserov (166) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color negro profundo con capa espesa de espuma marrón. Carbonatación a tope. Aroma a alcohol, coco y malta. Sabor a malta, primero; café, después; alcohol, finalmente. Deep, sí; complex? lo dudo bastante. Ya empiezo a cansarme de estas cervezas tan bien presentadas y tan normalitas. Si Hunter S. Thompson levantara la cabeza...
ansalon (2973) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a medium foamy mocha head. Aromas of dark chocolate, lactose, roasted malt, roasted nuts, muscovado sugar. Taste is roasted and malty with lovely dark bitter chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and fairly full bodied with moderate carbonation and also quite dry. Very nice.
darbeer75 (514) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: intensely malty and roasty - quite good; Appearance: pitch black with tan head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: very smooth, lots of complexity; boozy and roasty; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet-bitter finish; Overall: quite good; would buy again if wanting an imperial porter.
Taschert (11) - FRANCE - AUG 1, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl. Black beer with very long lasting brown head. Malted,toasted, coffe, caramel aroma with a hint of aromatics hops. A surprising bitter taste with a strong roasty coffe full mouth. Even better at room temperature. A long bitter end. [08/2016]
Cristobal37 (792) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 28, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice roasted malts and noble hops aroma. Dark brown black with fluffy tan head. A nice chocolatey porter with a switch to bitterness after. Long bitterness a nice mix of hops and bitter coffee taste. Complex and full of character. Great porter, big bold take on the style, great beer.