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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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mystiksc (60) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Delicious chocolate coffee flavor. Reminds me more of a stout that a porter. Nice dark pour. Sweet chewy sticky mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2010
looks like it should pours black with brown head. smells roasty, malty, with a tinge of sweetness and booze at the end. tastes pretty nice, but has an interesting bite at the end. hoppy for a porter, but it’s imperial, i guess... a little thin on the palate, but not bad overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pint pours a viscous near black with luxuriant lasting mocha foam taking upper 3/4th of glass. Coffee roast, cocoa and vanilla bean essences carrying over in silken palate. As they gain complexity, mild heat picks up along with bright hoppy sear. Leaves generous savory coat of melded flavors. Tad discordant at first but more balanced as it approaches room temp.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopKitty (59) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Minimal lacing, opaque, black appearance, burnt umber when held to light. Aroma is a very subtle roasty chocolate. Taste is earthy, nutty with a bitterness that fades quickly on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark redish color. with little to no head to speak of. Aroma is of coffee, chocolates, malts and maybe a touch of sour cherries? Taste is very nice. Has a nice bitter front to the beer. And then mellows out to a nice, smooth coffee finish. Coaffee, malts, chocolate, a slight bitter hop taste in there to. Not to bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcferc4 (59) - New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2008
Interesting. I was really surprised with this one. Flying Dog’s best beer, in my opinion. Very dark. Strong malts. Chocolatey roastage. Diggin’ the 9.5% alcohol. A solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mysan_brewing (58) - - JAN 5, 2013
Dark brown, frothy cream coloured head. You can smell the hops and the 9,2% abv:) first taste impression is sweet, malty. The aftertaste is bitter, almost like a grapefruit. I really like that combo:) definitly a beer I will buy again the next time I find it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novedyarg (56) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2005 A dark and thick muddy brown body with a frothy dark tan head. Very hoppy aroma with a nice hint of dark chocolates. A thick malty and chocolate flavor with roasted tones that fade into a light spice hop ting at the end. What a beer for what a man.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berserkir (56) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle, poured dark with little head. Aroma and flavor of dark malts with hints of coffee and chocolate. a great beer for a great man!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Albe (56) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2012
Intense black body and fully lasting light brown head. Rich nose characterized by roasted malts, dark chocolate, strong coffee, and some vanilla. The taste adds more complexity with licorice and burnt malts notes. Bitterness is moderate, with an oily texture and soft carbonation. The full body makes you forget about the high abv, very pleasant.


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