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RATINGS: 2356   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


3.8
   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.

3.4
   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

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.

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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carlosbela (55) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 2, 2010
caramel, cereal, coffee, grass, citrus, herbs, black, tan foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, fizzy, long finish, bitter,

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Super dark brown almost black body with a caramel brown head. Not a whole lot of aroma here, mostly hops there. The taste is almost all malt though, I really get a chocolate/caramel feel, everything is roasted. Little bit of bitterness coming through on the tail end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2008
On tap @ Flying Dog Gonzofest. Thick dark brown pour. Smell is alcohol, and prunes, chocolate, caramel, dark roasted grains. Tan Head. Taste is sweet but not cloying. Very malty, but balanced well by hops. Flavor is smooth but strong. You can taste the alcohol, but it is not hot. A nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2005
thereís scarce little i can find about this beer that isnít perfect. beautiful rich deep garnet color, dark brown whipped head. smooth body, hops are paired with the black and chocolate malts and sweet crystal. rockiní beer. the fusel-alcohol burn is noted, but hidden behind the big black flavors. in twelve months, this bad ass will turn tables.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fungrim (52) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle. Pitch black with a thick brown-ish head. Surprisingly weak aroma, some roasted notes, some almost wheat-line tones, cold coffee, and some background hops. But disappointing, served too cold? Hm... Creamy body with light carbonation. Semi-sweet, with a click medium to full body with roasted black malt dominating with coffee and bitter chocolate, then leaving a long rather bitter finish. Some sugary notes is mixed with a twang of alcohol. I had this one some 8 months ago and was impressed. This time, not so much: still a good stout, but not a standout.


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