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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 don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Malty coffee and roast aromas dominate with a touch of chocolate. Transpartent black with a small fading beige head. Bitter with coffee notes. Crisp and a touch dry with medium body and a bitter finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2451) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Rich dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit; The palate has a smoky texture; Nicely balanced; Good - I enjoyed it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mister_Li (475) - GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
Schwarz mit reichlich dunkelbraunem Schaum. Reichlich Röstmalz, anfangs süßlich, dunkle Schokolade, leicht fruchtig, Zitrus, Lakritze, bitter, spritzig.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1703) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Dark black. Beige lacing. Some coffee. Dry. This is a porter? Ok, not great. Tasted at Elijah Ps.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andriesradu (636) - ROMANIA - JAN 22, 2016
Pours black with a moderate brown head. Sweet,roasted,hoppy,light chocolate aroma. Moderate to veavy bitter flavor with notes of roasted malt,light coffee. Sticky and quite creamy mouthfeel,well balanced. Excelent, especially the aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (615) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Dark opaque, brown, minimal tan head. Deep earthy, espresso, bitter chocolate, resin. Quite bitter, very dry. Heavier body, fairly clean. Longish finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (694) - - JAN 9, 2016
Pours black color, slightly haze, with mousse-like stable light brown head. Aroma: rich dark malts aroma, which takes on dark chocolate, cacao, supported with strong aroma of hops, which takes on pine, tangerine, and oranges. Flavor: moderate strong dark malt flavors, which takes on roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate and cacao nibs, supported with wheat malts and with intense hop flavors, which takes on pine, tangerines, some oranges, grapefruit... Malt sweetness is medium to high, the same is hop bitterness. Taste is firstly sweet, with velvetly smooth texture, then steps forward hop bitterness, which is very high, but not predominant. Finish is stick/dry and bitter and so lingers in aftertaste. Body is medium to high, carbonation is low.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (206) - SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
Flaska på Stallyktan, Örebro. Doften domineras av intensiv espresso, salmiak, mintlakrits, soja, krämig kola och sötsura och rökiga toner. Fyllig, gräddig kropp som inleds med lakritskola och en del mint för att sedan lämna en riktigt fin, långvarig kaffebeska i eftersmaken. Här är mycket av allt - kraftig, krämig, intensiv. Håller en hög nivå rakt igenom.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
killroy (95) - BULGARIA - DEC 27, 2015
Black color with tan head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is similar. Good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (2159) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 23, 2015
Couleur noire, forte mousse brune. Nez de café, moka et chocolat légerement cremeux. Gout café, moka, chocolat, bien houblonné, malté, note grillée, note réglisse, longue amertume, intense et cremeuse. Bien onctueuse et ronde en bouche, superbe!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dahlstrom (124) - gasvetksgatan 3, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2015
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Very black with a medium mocha head. Aroma of roasted malt, floral hops, caramel, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium bodied. Medium bitterness. And soft to medium carbonation.


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