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RATINGS: 2421   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - MAY 28, 2006
12 oz bottle. Poured black with a small, mostly lasting light brown head. Aroma of strawberry preserves, espresso, bandaid. As the glass warmed, raspberry espresso truffles, sweet port. Heavily sweet in the beginning, medium bitterness of coffee in the middle, long sweet coffee and fruity finish. Sweet chocolate flavors and noticeabel alcohol. Syrupy and sticky mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle 12 oz. Pours a dark and deep brown with a light brown head. Nose is chocolate and nutty. Flavor is explosive with creamy chocolate goodness, with a alchol finish that is semi-dry. The beer is full of flavor and very well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2009
nice flavours, not too strong on the alc. really nice interpretation of the style...

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canicule (90) - IRELAND - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle. 9.2%abv, 85 IBU’s. Pours black with small light brown head. Wonderful complex aroma. Chocolate and nuts and other treats. Smooth mouthfeel, then the gives way to a surprisingly un-sweet bitter dark chocolate taste. Finishes balanced enough considering the 85 IBU’s. Not overly hopped, but 355ml’s is enough for me!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeopoldT (90) - Lazarevac, SERBIA - JUN 23, 2011
Extremely dark colour with very light head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffe and . Very potent strong dry taste with dry finish. Medium body medium carbonation

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stunetii (90) - Bergen, NORWAY, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2011
Overall, this was a very good beer – aromatic, tasty, good body. Pours with a deep black color, producing a dense and well retained tan head. Lacing was tight and sticky. The nose is roasted malts, coffee, some hops and a hint of alcohol: simply wonderful. The taste is predominantly bitter and lacks a balance that I’ve found in many porters: burnt malts, coffee and a distinct alcohol bite. Very nice, but would be better if the alcohol taste was tamed a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2010
Hops and coffee, body not too light, not too heavy. Very drinkable. Readily available and a regular of mine.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IDunno19 (89) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Hey Idunno, welcome back! Very impressive beer. Nose full of malt, hops, smoke, dark chocolate, and cedar. Malty sweet palate with notes of dark chocolate, licorice, hops, and Sumatran coffee. Jet black with a toffee colored head.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iggynelix (88) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tap sampler. Opaque dark brown with a cream thin head. Aromas of cereal and Caramel. Round mouthfeel with a short finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Dark brown oily head atop an abyss of inky darkness. You can almost smell tomorrow’s hangover, but the chocolate malts overpower that. Full bodied and very malty, yet not sweet. Nice crisp finish leads to a roasty aftertaste. And, damn...that is a great label. And the cause is good too ^.^


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