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RATINGS: 2422   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cdeaton (66) - Madison, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Dark brown, small head. Robust aroma, with malt, coffee, chocolate. Salty, nutty, coffee, earthy flavor; quite strong. Not a ton going on, but what is going on works very well. Full-flavored and lingers slightly.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Pours dark brown, almost black with a light brown head. Aroma of hops and malt, flavor is malty, hops, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2008
A wonderful example of an Imperial Porter. Abounding aromas of roasted molasses, chocolate and coffee, finishing with butterscotch and vanilla. Smooth, sweet and easy to drink. A nice after dinner "sit and sip" beer with a soft creamy palate and a little alcohol heat at the end. OK! LET’S PARTY!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maltador (63) - Paris, FRANCE - MAY 15, 2010
Disappointing brew that remains stuck in-between. It has roasted malt like classical porter but also hoppiness keyed to IPA. Coffee and citrus do not necessarily mingle harmoniously. In fact they cancel each other. Itís bitter, but not enough to attract attention from IPA lover. It is roasted, but not enough to blow the porter fans mind. The best part in this beer : his name and his label. Hunter Thomson deserves a better tribute.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteysmu (63) - USA - APR 8, 2011
This imperial porter has a rich, thick, smokey taste with a nice strong bitter kick.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mystiksc (62) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Delicious chocolate coffee flavor. Reminds me more of a stout that a porter. Nice dark pour. Sweet chewy sticky mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersBabe (62) - USA - AUG 24, 2008
I normally don’t partake in porters too much but this one crossed my path and i was very impressed. Smells like a stout, coffee, and roasted malt. Tastes like tons of malt and very little hops. Normally this would discourage me but this is so smooth that it makes up for it. Overall a great beer and I would recommend this to anyone looking for great and interesting flavor.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
FANTASTIC. Definately have to agree with the "glug-glug" thing, thatís exactly what it did when I poured it out. The thick, malty flavors carried over to the aroma. Both were very layered and packed a simple yet intese flavor that was extremely robust. A big palate-pleaser.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pstorvik (60) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2006
750 mL bottle produced June 2005. Poured with a tight tan head having a sweet chocolatey caramel malt aroma. Full rich malt flavor with hints of chocolate. Just a hint of bitterness and well masked alcohol. I liked this better than the 12 oz bottle. If it werenít $18 a pop Iíd buy more of this to lay down.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2010
looks like it should pours black with brown head. smells roasty, malty, with a tinge of sweetness and booze at the end. tastes pretty nice, but has an interesting bite at the end. hoppy for a porter, but itís imperial, i guess... a little thin on the palate, but not bad overall.


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