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RATINGS: 2368   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


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepilferer (29) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jayklew (29) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2012
12 oz bottle into tulip -Great aroma, milk chocolate mostly with a hint of coffee. Light amount of alcohol picked up. -Pours beautifully. Very dark, nearly black. not at all translucent. A head of about 3 fingers on top, a great burnt caramel color. Dissipates into a thin film leaving some lacing on the glass. -Tastes of dark cherry with a bit of hoppiness. A little malt flavor comes through as well. Slightly bitter like dark chocolate, but only little chocolate flavor. Bitterness dissipates slowly on the tongue after sip. -Silky mouth feel, coats the mouth nicely.

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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
weordie (29) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Not a beer I enjoyed. It has a favourable appearance but the body is too strong and it seemed to recarbonate with every sip.

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 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.

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.

4.3
   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.

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?


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