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RATINGS: 2353   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle. Alc. 8,7% Black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark chocolate, strong coffee, light hoppy, herbs, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitterr with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours black with an initil dense brown head with diminishes to a nice lacework in a few minutes. Chocolate malt and light grainy to roasted malt aroma. Flavour is light coffee-ish, chocolate smooth, roasted malt bitter (also from coffee and chocolate). Goes from slight sweet chocolate and liqourice into a dry roasted and subdued hops bitter finish. Wellbalanced into the finish with a lingering chocolate note.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
An opaque brown beer with a lazing though collapsing brown head. The flavor is sweet and very roasty, while the flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and chocolate combined with hops. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Black and opaque with a handsome, creamy head. Lovely hoppy nose. Surprisingly sweet with great notes of caramel. Lots of roasted malt, lightly burned flavours. Very lovely. 031205

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 Bottle. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of liquorice and chocolate. Roasted flavour with lots of chocolate and liquorice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2008 Bottled. Black opaque colour, huge creamy brown head. Roasted malts, licorice, coffee and weak sting of alcohol in aroma. Smokish and roasted malt in flavour along with caramel, oak and coffee. Aftertaste is roasted malt. Pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2005
Bottled. Very black, small beige head. Aroma of licorice and blueberries. Sweet with near full body. Feels young and berryish, with notes of orange, anise and molasses. Salty, tarry finish. Bears no connection to Baltic porters, but I really like the concentrated flavours.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16216) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a large longlasting tan head. Roasted malty aroma with hints of chocolate and hops. Roasted malty flavor with hints of licorice, dark fruits and chocolate. Long warming malty aftertaste with some bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
UPDATED: APR 5, 2009 2009-03-10, bottle at Svea, Malmö, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Mature caramel aroma, malt, alcohol, hops. Very good body strength, caramel flavor, chocolate, hopping. Balanced and long final, with caramel and chocolate again, sweet and bitter. Very good.

2008-09-01, draught at Cockney Pub, Århus, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Black color. Soft aroma, chocolate, mild roasted malt, with notes of vanilla and smoke. Good body strength, good sweet chocolate flavor turning slowly into a more roasted malt type. Good, for a Porter, but not much my favorite style.

2008-02-07, draught at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Black color, creamy head. Nice aroma, hoppy, with some roasted malt. Medium body structure, witha strong flavor of dark chocolate, rising dark malt to the end, and luckily good hop, and a light fruity freshness. Very good.

2005-09-25, bottle at Oliver Twist, 8-5-7-4-15=39
Black color, big creamy brown head. Strong resinous hoppy aroma, light phenol. Good body structure, silky, malty, light liquorice, chocolate, strong coffee. Very long final (coffee-like).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
21st September 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Thickish palate. Chocolate and malt start with a slightly smoky undertone. A little bitterness in the finish. Striking and sumptuos beer.


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