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RATINGS: 2517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sistinas (108) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours black with a dense, enormous reddish-tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit, citrusy hops, and something that vaguely smells like burning plastic? Taste is much more on the stout side, as Iíve never had a porter this bitter - some coffee notes, then lots of hops, and then that weird burning plastic again. It mellows out and gets a little sweeter in a chocolatey way as it gets warmer but the burning plastic taste is still there. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Not really stoked on this one. I donít really know what burning plastic tastes like, either.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
killroy (108) - BULGARIA - DEC 27, 2015
Black color with tan head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is similar. Good one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Really nice beer. Aroma is roasty and hoppy. Color is black and bold with a minimal head. Palate is very smooth and full bodied. Taste is chocolate, licorice, and coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Pours an opaque black with a medium dark tan head. Smell of roasted malt, chocolate and hops. Tastes roasted Malthus chocolate with a nice hop presence. Medium mouthfeel. Leaves a slight bitter aftertaste. Decent beer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2009
It is alright but I canít get excited. I just donít like porters. Sorry. Overly strong flavor, overly strong color. If you are a porter lover knock yourself out!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2006
Pours a dark black with a thick tan head, decent foam stability. Roasty nose with hints of chocolate and sublte fruitiness. Flavor bittersweet chocolate with a carmel sweetness and a balanced hop flavor and bitterness. Rich and tasty

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Noctilucus (106) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Pours almost black with the typical quite massive, lightly beige foam of its style. Aromas of hops, roasted malts and dark chocolate. A full, particularly rounded taste with more sweetness than expected but very much well balance with the roast, the hops adding another angle in the aftertaste. Not much alcohol in the taste compared to most other porters/stouts of 9į. Overall an excellent brew, really happy to have tried it!

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phillybass (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
This porter is dark and thick with a decent head. No aroma to speak of but plenty of flavor. Roasted barley and molasses notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TKA300 (105) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Pretty solid brew... The color was very dark and opaque and the head was a very coffee like brown. Needless to say it looked delicious. The taste was pretty good, but a little watery for me, and it didnít last as long as I wouldíve hoped. Overall, pretty good, but it left me wanting a little more

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Pours almost black with a tan head that diminishes quickly. Very strong flavor of chocolate and coffee. A very well balanced porter. Enjoyable winter beer.


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