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RATINGS: 2385   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


3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IvoR (74) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
[Rated 09/12/2009] Bottle. Pours dark like coffee with a thick tan head. A little low on aroma -- some alcohol smell and hints of malt, but nothing that catches the breath. Flavor is of roasted barley and chocolate. I was trying hard to find another discerning feature, but I couldnít. That doesnít make it bad as there is a very warm overall feeling that lasts well into the finish. Finish is again of roasted barley with some bitterness from the host that shows through the malt. A very decent brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
knewell (73) - 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
   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.

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 canít 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.

4.2
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2014
Appearance - 4/5 - Nice dark brown/black beer with a big mocha head on it, leaves nice lacing. Aroma - 8/10 - Roasty coffee, espresso, chocolate, oatmeal. Taste - 9/10 - Chocolate, coffee, espresso, cafe mocha, vanilla, cream, oatmeal. Very wholesome and smooth. Reminds me of Bellís Expedition Stout. Palate - 4/5 - very nice thick mouthfeel, like a chocolate milkshake, alc is completely covered. Aftertaste is roasty malts, coffee, and milk chocolate. Overall - 15/20 - Great imperial porter! I think what some other people said about the alcohol taste may be changed due to this being the 2013 vintage. But then again maybe not. Itís a great imperial porter, with no harsh bitter or alcohol flavors whatsoever.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Pours thick with a half inch dark brown head. Not much retention and no lacing. Jet black liquid. Smells of coffee and heavy roasted malts. Very malty taste with some coffee and a slight hoppy balance. Chewy/bubbly mouthfeel that leaves a heavenly malty feel on the palate and not too much hops. A little thinner than I expected. Pretty easy to drink but I probably should have had a little more on my stomach first.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NMC01 (70) - DENMARK - OCT 25, 2007
Very dark (like wasted oil) and very foamy when poured. Imperial porter with complex palate and flavour including chocolate. Very delicious and one of the best porters Iíve ever experienced. Pour carefully in wide-opened, big glass.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirSlarty (68) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Dark, dark, dark! Not only that, itís creamy and smooth. Very delicious porter after the initial shock of a medicinal flavor. The finish is exquisite with a roasted malt and chocolate taste. This was a early birthday gift for me and what a gift is is!


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