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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 donít show it the proper respect. IBUís: 85

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
topher40409 (38) - gainesville, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 bottle, 2 years old: tons of yeast sediment left behind in the bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a light brown not quite tan head that starts out about on finger and quikly disapates to a small layer on the surface. laces the whole way down. The aroma is strong of licorice with plenty of weet malt and dark fruits mixed into the surprisingly subtle roastyness. FULL bodies brew that leaves a chewy finish. A lot of sweet malt on the palate, almost fruity. The sweet malt is followed by that licorice in the aroma mixed with planety of roasted malt and a little chocolate. The finish warms the throat ever so slightly, bbut leaves a not so pleasent salty roasty coating to the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zbong (38) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Thick black beer, coffee, oak, smokey taste. Very good beer, easy to drink after the first few drinks.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2008
Aroma is a mix of roasted malt (almost coffelike aroma) and some citrusy hops. The flavor is very complex, but some key notes is burnt, bitter chocolate, tobacco (the good kind), and a lot more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkimbrought05 (37) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Big imperial fan so naturally I was excited to get my hands on this beer. Pours thick with a tan head, nice chocolate overtones with a little bit of smoke added. Second was a bit more alcoholic than the first for some reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Bottled. Black thickness and dark dark head. Extremely hoppy aroma and aftertaste (just after swallowing). Nice balance and flavor otherwise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrmojo (37) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Great!! Dark black pour with hints of ruby. Aroma of chocolate, citrus, roasted malt and nuts. Taste is complex and smooth with chocolate, orange, cherry and a good hop undertone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
creative_free (37) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 17, 2010
Big chocolate aroma. Pitch black with nice aroma. Big taste with lots of chocolate and roasted flavors. Intense. I had this in New Zealand so I guess the hops have died down a bit since it left america as I presume it must be months old. Still a delicious beer and not at all hard to drink. . Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vjohans (36) - SWEDEN - APR 28, 2012
Excellente apparance and palete. Smoke, vanilla, sweet biterness. No taste of alcohol what so ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FenrisWolf (36) - - OCT 2, 2013
Amazing dark pour with a 2 finger tan head. Coffee and chocolate flavors on the tongue. Incredibly smooth.

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