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


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chadcs (76) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Pretty good standard Strong Ale, a little above average bitter at the end, but the bitterness slowly disappears as this one warms up. overall not to bad a Strong Ale, would drink this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ErikTheViking (76) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2008
15 Nov 2008: Black, with lots of creamy brown foam. Aroma: Roasted malt. Very carbonized palate. Very intensive sweet malt with coffe/chockolate. Very bitter, IBU 85, but does not really taste very bitter. Nice label.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barbarino2000 (76) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
I didn’t expect a lot from this, since I hadn’t seen any ratings before purchase. Or before my first sip. But I’m liking it. Looks great in the glass, with tan lacing clinging to the sides. Lively. A beer you need to pace yourself with, because it goes down very easily.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nielsedd (75) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Pours a real dark brown bordering on black. A big foamy tan head. Roasted grains, coffee, a little chocolate, and some hops are in the nose. Similar in the taste, with a nice dry finish. Great imperial porter, well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aletales (73) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2009
I love it when light can’t make it through the glass and the creamy head crowns it like it is royalty. The aroma is rich and sweet just like its flavor. This porter seems to be just right.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unrulythings (73) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2008
pours a deep brown with a thick tan head. aroma is full of chocolate and heavy sweet aroma. a bit of hops present in aroma. flavor is intense rounding out with roasted malt and coffee. a seriously good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gbdub (73) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2008
Pours a dark, syrupy-looking red-black with a medium brown head that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is strong roasty coffee malt, with some chocolate, hops, and a hint of fruit. Coffee and chocolate flavor, lightly sweet but with some good hoppy bitterness. Leaves a dense roasted, smoky aftertaste. Full mouthfeel. Tasty.

4.2
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
knewell (71) - Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2012
To start, the bottle is bitchen. Has a typical porter aroma with a hint of citrus. Taste has notes of chocolate, roasted malts and some hops in the after taste that leaves some bitterness on your palate. The hops is not what I expect in a porter so I was a little turned off by it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mecafilo (71) - Perugia, ITALY - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle @ Elfo’s Pub, Perugia, Italy. Pours with a dark bown colour, big frothy tan head. Aroma is moderate malty, with notes of roasted malts and little notes of coffee and chocolate, and moderate hoppy, with notes of herbs, grass and little notes of resin; additional light notes of alcohol and wood. Taste is softly sweet, moderate bitter, little sour. Medium to heavy body, creamy texture, medium carbonation.


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