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RATINGS: 2437   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2007
bottle. black with small crema head. Coffee, tobacco, tar, with prominent hops. Bitter. Alcohol not as noticable as I would have thought at 9.5%. Could use some sweetness for better balance.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
popdoggy (100) - USA - DEC 21, 2007
I was pleasantley surprised. Flying dog is always okay for me..... but this one rocks the freggin hizza. Very dark and scrumptious for a porter. Just remembering this I want to go get two... one to drink right now and one to cellar.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisJ (100) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Poursa a dark brown with a light brown head , producesgood lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, hops, smokey yet sweet. The flavor is smokey chocolate malts, some toffee, rich and slightly sweet with some hop bitterness. This is a well built and well balanced porter, complex and very drinkable. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iNBe (100) - USA - OCT 21, 2010
I am biased towards porters so my ratings may be a bit off. This one was pretty good...but as with all imperial porters you have to pace yourself.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gbe75 (100) - ICELAND - JUN 23, 2012
Simply fantastic imperial porter. No surprises. Great taste and aroma of coffee and malts. Completely matches ones expectations. A great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Gonzo journalism meets gonzo beer...I loved it A++++++++. Bitter and Dark, just like hunter. The only downside, is the price, close to $10/bottle.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 A great beer. When I poured it I tried to look through it with some light. No way. This one is thick, Rich brown head and a roasty taste. Flavorful and rich on the palate. Aftesrtaste was a smoothe sweet coffee. Drunk all 4 and got drunk!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Pours out black with a thick brown head. Nose is of medicinal and metallic hops, currants, coffee, and a lot of roasted malt. Flavors are very green. Medicinal and Piney hops upfront, hop bite, roasted notes, and a certain malty sweetness that is very nice. Medium bodied and hides the alcohol extremely well. This would be a great beer to age.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Slight head, not long-lasting. Prominent roasted aroma, with touches of molasses, coffee and chocolate. Taste is similar with a medium bitter, but not long-lasting, finish. Reminds me of a campfire in a way. A decent nightcap beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
subcell (96) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Wow. I opened this thing up and when I started poring I could not believe my eyes. This stuff makes Guinness look like a light beer. The aroma was very pleasing. I usually find Flying Dog to be a little too bitter but this is a very well balanced brew. Highly recommended for porter or stout fans and hop heads alike!


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