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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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pompey (42) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Hard to come to grips with this one. Pours dark with a smalish head Aroma of malt and yeast. Astringent blast of burned malts first hits, which diminishes moderately quickly to be replaced by some hints of dark stone fruit. It’s just not balanced. Has an alcoholic finish. Yet, I like it for its faults. Perhaps aging would round off the edges.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
khhoeie (42) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2011
This beer was recommended to me at thr liquor store with the description "this is asphalt". A good description for a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonttix (42) - -, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Doft: Typisk porter, kaffe, mörk chokad. Färg: Mörk mörk brun, oljig och fin Smak: Mycket jord, lite lakrits och kaffe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbeast88 (41) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
Very black in color with a beuge head. taste og sweet chocolate with some bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabuzzer (41) - - AUG 1, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours thick and black with a thick, creamy head. Aroma is sweet chocolate. Taste is vanilla and chocolate with hints of liquorice. Excellent

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Byrdman (41) - Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
Rating the barrel aged release. Pours deep brown, no head. Below average carbonation. Nose is whiskey and the taste doesn’t disappoint with nice hop finish. Not balanced, but I love the whiskey so much, I don’t care.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TyRip (40) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Pours very very dark brown with a modest brown head that dissappears. Aroma is malty and hoppy. When just poured, you get mostly hops in the nose, then as you are drinking, more malt sweetness. The taste was almost too balanced and neutral to me at first, with the alcohol very well hidden for a 9.2 (as marked on my bottle). In fact, the alcohol is more hidden than in any beer I have had at this high of an ABV. I really can’t put my finger on the flavors here, but I can tell you this, it tastes good. Maybe a caramel, toffee like sweetness up front, then a rush of fresh hops to balance everything out, then just the tiniest hint of warming alcohol in with the late hops in the finish. Definitely will have again. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baltimorioles (40) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2010
Pours dark black with a medium brown head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Mild carbonation. Tastes predominately of coffee (not overpowering), also chocolate and roasted flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yeggo (38) - USA - JUL 1, 2006
PITCH Black... foam may STILL be on the glass. Really good. Had one with a friend who knows these things, and says it’s the best porter he’s had. Guess that means its’ good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppymeal (38) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2007
The beer pours black with a tight light brown head. Sweet malty smells are mixed with sharp roasty aromas. The malts are also present in the taste along with a sour-ish dairy finish. This may not sound the best but it tastes quite good. As the beer warms the sweet aromas become slightly more prevalent. I can feel the alcohol having its effect, but it is very well balanced not overpowering on the palate. The beer is medium to heavy bodied and a very fine porter.

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