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RATINGS: 2432   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


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2009
It is alright but I canít get excited. I just donít like porters. Sorry. Overly strong flavor, overly strong color. If you are a porter lover knock yourself out!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Really nice beer. Aroma is roasty and hoppy. Color is black and bold with a minimal head. Palate is very smooth and full bodied. Taste is chocolate, licorice, and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarryKonrad (107) - NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Norway. Pours almost pitch black, with a thick beige head. It leaves a decent lacing once the head dissipates. Aroma is not exactly overwhelming, but has hints of roasted malts and coffee as well as chocolate. The mouthfeel is pretty good, has a decent thickness to it. First impression when tasting it wasnít the best, but maybe the bottle was too cold. This one definitely gets better as it warms up. Taste is roasted, with chocolate and licorice. And quite bitter, leaves a nice aftertaste this one. I could drink this all night, but that could make for a short night due the relatively strong abv, which isnít too noticeable really. A very good imperial porter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Noctilucus (106) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Pours almost black with the typical quite massive, lightly beige foam of its style. Aromas of hops, roasted malts and dark chocolate. A full, particularly rounded taste with more sweetness than expected but very much well balance with the roast, the hops adding another angle in the aftertaste. Not much alcohol in the taste compared to most other porters/stouts of 9į. Overall an excellent brew, really happy to have tried it!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2006
Pours a dark black with a thick tan head, decent foam stability. Roasty nose with hints of chocolate and sublte fruitiness. Flavor bittersweet chocolate with a carmel sweetness and a balanced hop flavor and bitterness. Rich and tasty

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TKA300 (105) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Pretty solid brew... The color was very dark and opaque and the head was a very coffee like brown. Needless to say it looked delicious. The taste was pretty good, but a little watery for me, and it didnít last as long as I wouldíve hoped. Overall, pretty good, but it left me wanting a little more

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larstangaa (104) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2008
Draught at Den tatoverede Enke. Beautiful, black with brownish head. Aroma: Surprisingly hoppy - combined with the more usual porter malty aromas. Flavour: Wonderfully sweet, rich, burned - and hoppy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Pours almost black with a tan head that diminishes quickly. Very strong flavor of chocolate and coffee. A very well balanced porter. Enjoyable winter beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - FEB 28, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Pours an opaque raisin color in the goblet with a very slight dark brown head. Nose of alcohol, hops, caramel, roasted, coffee-ish notes. Good balance of hops bitterness and malty sweetness with a warm alcohol presence. Very good!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Gonzo pours a nice black color with a nice dark chocolate brown colored head. It smells of a nice nutty coffee. Taste is of dark berries with a roasted chocolate,or just a nice dark chocolate and also very full bodied. I’ve had this barrel aged and i can’t really decide witch one i love better. The truth is that they’re both great!!!! Drink this with mole!!!!


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