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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 don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopcox (29) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Pours dark with a nice stable head. Smokey aroma. Rich malts with chocolate taste. Also hints of pine. Complex and well balanced. Very nice on a dark winter night.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steprous99 (28) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2005
I’ve had a few of the other flying dog beers, this is probably the best one of tthe ones I have had. Hunter would be pround, has a nice thick body and a good flavor with a strong aftertaste. I had it at underground bluz in orlando, fl.

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
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kovika91 (28) - HUNGARY - APR 18, 2012
0,33l bottle from Csakajósör, budapest. Ohh god, very fine hoppy aroma, its dry hopped? So unbelievable odor, malty bitter taste, roasted aftertaste. Very fine, I recommend it!

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. It’s only been a year, but it is much smoother in ’06 than it was in ’05. I’ve got one bottle left...I wonder how long I should wait before drinking it?

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.

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!


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