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RATINGS: 2437   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


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chadcs (76) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Pretty good standard Strong Ale, a little above average bitter at the end, but the bitterness slowly disappears as this one warms up. overall not to bad a Strong Ale, would drink this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ErikTheViking (76) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2008
15 Nov 2008: Black, with lots of creamy brown foam. Aroma: Roasted malt. Very carbonized palate. Very intensive sweet malt with coffe/chockolate. Very bitter, IBU 85, but does not really taste very bitter. Nice label.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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