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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dondk (28) - leetsdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Dark Brown with Dark Tan Creamy Head, very thick almost syrup like. Smooth feel and very robust. Lots of smokey/bitter aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Fabulous. Just fabulous. Bitter chocolate, complex malt, smooth and complex.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepilferer (28) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2007
pours beautiful, thick black with a lingering tan head. smells of coffee, chocolate, roastiness, and malt. taste is super-dry, which is surprising considering the other reviews. alcohol is well-hidden behind chocolate, coffee, and rather bitter hops. very bubbly. i really would have liked more malty sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jhyland13 (28) - - JAN 18, 2012
Hinting aroma of caramel and malt. Pours a bold black with a light tan head. Taste s of coffee and caramel hints. Not too bold or strong.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tminella (27) - Columbia, SC, South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Pours black with a very thick, brown, oily head and nice lacing. Aroma has notes of chocolate, caramel, and some hops. Taste starts dry and roasty, goes to malty sweetness, and ends with some hop bitterness. Notes of dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous. This is one of my favorite imperial dark ales.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbeerWolf (27) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
Kick-you-in-the-balls beer, just like HST would have liked it! Rich smokey chocolate flavors with substantial malt body. Interesting hop notes that differ from most porters. Every sip hits you as hard as the last. For true porter fans only!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piggy (27) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Bottole. chocolate almost black with a thin off white almost brown head. Aroma very poweful chocolate with a mix of coffee lots a alcohol. Taste strong alcohol coffee mix with some smokeness add to it! Very good!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timjertson (27) - Waseca, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Nice dark brew with a thin cream head. Coffee,chocolate, malt and a hint of american hops in both the nose and palate. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abb73 (27) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2006
The aroma is of caramelled malt. Pours a completely opaque deep, dark brownish-black with a dense chocolatey head that leaves a nice lacing. Flavors of smooth caramel, bitter sweet German chocolate, and espresso end with a burnt caramel aftertaste. Itís only been a year, but it is much smoother in í06 than it was in í05. Iíve got one bottle left...I wonder how long I should wait before drinking it?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dango (26) - Snekkersten, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2008
Excellent stuff. Strong with a nuanced complex palate. I guess I am still learning to drink the stronger porters and stouts. This one I really enjoy.


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