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RATINGS: 2500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JustinFromAL (125) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Draft. Dark brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Coffee on the nose, malty and a bit fruity in taste. Delicious beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dodskenta (125) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
Dark color with a small beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, anis and herb dominate the aroma. Flavour is lots of chocolate, coffee and herbs. Quite bitter. Full mouthfeel and nice velvety texture. Long and pleasant aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2011
Lovely rich and complex beer... smooth malty body with lovely dark espresso, chocolate notes cut against buy clean fresh hop notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Yum! This brew oured very dark with little light brown head. It smelled sweet and chocolatey. The flavors of chocolate and coffee are definitely apparent, with he coffee flavor definitely lingering on the palette. It is very drinkable despite its heaviness, with the bitter of hops there but is mostly masked by other flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2005
12 oz. bottle from Newtown, CT in a Tulip glass. My first Flying Dog. Poured like black gold with a brown thick, foamy head that eventually dissolved. Aroma of baking chocolate and coffee, pleasant, just a bit of alocohol though. Taste also of bitter chocolate and coffee, some licorice and alcohol in the after-taste. Very suprised at how good this was, although a bit more sweet, it would have made for a higher rating.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2012
Deep brown almost black body. Dark beige head which disappears relatively quickly. Smooth oily moutfeel. Aroma of licorice, coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and maybe some oak. Has a touch of mocca and roasted coffee beans in the finish. Great porter, no doubt!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 Bottle from Julio’s Liquors in Westborough, MA. Great flavor with a wonderful balance of chocolatey coffee malts and hops. Barely any head, but the slight head it had was almost a dark copper color. Simply a great beer that is definitely worth trying.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Dark and really complex for a porter. The hops on the palate is a nice surprise. ABV is well masked. I'd almost say this could pass for a black IPA if not for the dryness. Really good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Agaguk (122) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2009
355ml Bottle shared with Fench Tickler and Grand Genie. Black appearance with a bubblely creamy brown head. Aroma: burnt malts, chocolate, molasses, hops, creamy, coffee and cream soda. Flavor: hops, burnt malts, coffee, molasses and black cherries. Palate: medium body, creamy, oily, soft carbonation with a burnt malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - APR 28, 2006
Bottel 33 CL Color - Black/Brown Head - Beige Aroma - Strong, Coffe Flavor - Bitter, coffe, Hops Good


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