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RATINGS: 2367   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

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZazuH (42) - Brentwood, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
(12 oz btl) Pours a milky black w/ a thick, tan head which diminishes somewhat, but leaves a nice lace behind. Earthy hops combine w/ the rich malt creating an aroma of black strap molasses. Bittersweet chocolate-covered espresso beans is the best way to describe the taste. Thereís a hint of dark fruit in there as well. Finishes smoky w/ a nice hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mdgutows (42) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Pours black with a small brown head and bits of lacing. Aroma is strong roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, sweat cream, and caramel. Taste is bittersweet and very malty. Some coffee and cocoa in there. This is well balanced and tastes like creamy coffee, caramel and toffee. Alcohol comes through as it warms The body is very creamy with a medium/light carbonation. Wow this is really smooth. A very good porter and widely distributed.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tero (42) - FINLAND - DEC 26, 2011
Alcohol, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Black and beautiful. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation, long and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
serxusolares (42) - - NOV 5, 2012
Extraordinaria cerveza llena de magia y poderío, equilibrado amargor para disfrutar en IPA La Cervecería del Millón de Ibus. www.ipabar.es ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Pretty hoppy for a porter. Smells of burnt coffee/caramel. Hoppy start, earthy finish. Jet black in color, very little head with moderate lacing. Iím not a porter drinker usually but I enjoyed this beer. It was much better once it warmed up.

   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 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 doesnít disappoint with nice hop finish. Not balanced, but I love the whiskey so much, I donít 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 canít 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.

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