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RATINGS: 2382   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcart034 (35) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Poured dark with slight head. Medium body. Hints of malts, chocolate, coffee. Finished very bitter. Alcohol was hardly noticeable considering its 9.5%

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinkfaty (35) - - JAN 4, 2013
Oscura, poderosa, espesa y con intenso sabor cafe, fuerte, corona escasa pero bien marcada, buen paladar. A pesar de los Ibus (85) tiene el amargor bien equilibrado con la malta.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zorongollo (35) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle @ Art Beer, Terrassa Pours pitch black, with a brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffe. Pretty nice tasty ending. Great.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
psycotiko (33) - SPAIN - SEP 23, 2013
Botella. De aspecto muy oscura. Un sabor muy intenso con toques de cafť. Una gran cerveza sin duda.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quyntarious (33) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Sweet smell, chocolate, sugar, deep black, black color, very heavy mouth feel,smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rakluba (33) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Nice dark brown/black beer. Chocolaty with coffee like tones. Quite a complex beer, its hard for me to put my finger on all of the flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KYackley (33) - , Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Mean beer... you better collect the caps when drinking this so you know when to categorically stop yourself. A deep dark brown color with a dark brown head that lasts and lasts, a heavy malt scent but the alcohol content is impossible to mask, roasted flavor with a creamy finish, overall not my favorite style but it definitely makes me want to grow a beard and build a cabin

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Allstar (33) - , Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Poured nice dark brown, very little head to it. First taste, slight grainy, bitter at the beginning but easy to drink. Taste of roasted coffee. Overall a good beer, that I would drink again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tykechandler (33) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2010
a nice, strong porter from flying dog. and it has 85 ibuís! overall it is a pretty tasty, drinkable porter and you will go to time and again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
julrey (32) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Poured a thick dark shade of brown out of the bottle, almost sheer black in the center of the glass but with root beer colored highlights around the edges where the light crept in. I didnít get much head retention of this one - maybe 3/4 finger - but what was there was a nice caramel brown. Looked very inviting overall. I didnít note as much alcohol in the smell as some have reported, but I did catch the expected burnt coffee, brown sugar, faint raisins, toffee. The nose pretty much foreshadowed the taste to a T. Nice oily hop presence up front with the roasted malt and bitter coffee coming in on the back of the tongue. With the mouthfeel being nice and chewy, almost like oatmeal in itself, for some reason this beer gave me just as much of an impression of a high-octane oatmeal stout as it did a porter. Could have been my mind playing tricks on me. Nonetheless this is quite a good beer; not necessarily one of the all-time greats in this style but quite drinkable. I had two of these last night before I really felt the buzz setting in, and if the buzz had been my goal I probably could have managed one or two more. I would have ranked it a bit higher on drinkability except thereís something a bit too familiar about the way this goes down.


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