DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, mocha head, its not going anywhere. Smells of coffee, chocolate, nuts. Taste starts of hazelnut, chocolate, jumps into a strong espresso with a lingering hop bitterness. Very rich, very smooth.
ajbitt (47) - , Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just finished a Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout and am struck by how different these beers are (the Darkhorse being significantly better). Aroma on the Gonzo was more pronounced. Smooth, rich poor, light tan head. Low carbonation. Bitter coffee upfront. Smooths then finish is nearly non-existent. Viscosity apparent up front fades to almost nothing, leaving me slightly unsatisfied at not having anything a little meatier to stay with me after each drink. Overall not a bad imperial porter.-
reedcd2 (47) - USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black body with a dark tan/copper lasting head. The hose was sweeter, more stoutlike compared to a suprisingly bitter taste. maybe not ideal bottle condition? some hops in the aftertaste.
benwa420 (47) - East Hampton, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve been holing on to this one for a while, One of the most complex porters I’ve ever had. So mant spices and flavors to write about. If you can get your hans on this one DO IT.
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From an 07 bottle, opened without fanfare, but the head grew anyway. Poured black with a mocha one finger head. Aroma is very malty with smoky/burnt and woodlike smell. Taste is intense, then goes right into bitter chocolate smoked flavor. Aftertaste is a little bitter/dry. Overall, a good representation of a baltic porter.
LisaR (46) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Haket.
First time I tasted this one I hated it. I guess i have matured...
Dark colour. Aroma: lemon, american hops. Flavor: sopur, fresh, licourice.
jonttix (46) - -, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doft: Typisk porter, kaffe, mörk chokad.
Färg: Mörk mörk brun, oljig och fin
Smak: Mycket jord, lite lakrits och kaffe.
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, allspice, and clove. Big and bold. Not overly sweet. Still drinkable at 9.2%
CObiased (46) - - NOV 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Aroma is chocolate, big roasty malts, burnt toast and anise. A mouthful is creamy dark chocolate with a touch of black licorice, followed by subtle hop notes to round it out. A bit of booziness comes through but it is well hidden amongst the complexities and layers.
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle, purchased over a year ago, kept in standard fridge...Pours a solid black with a small, coral-like, dark tan head that diminished rather quickly. Very good lacing...Light toasted chocolate malts combined with heavy pine hops. Average alcohol taste with a hint of licorice...Full bodied, thick and creamy, with a soft burning carbonation and a bitter syrupy finish...Very long in flavor, with a light port-like sweetness coupled with heavily smoked chocolate bitterness...Dominates the mouth with a warm dark chocolate that begs you to take your time with it. Outstanding! (The one I had fresh over a year ago was not rated, but from what I can recall, it definitely has mellowed the burning alcohol effect. Delicious either way.)