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RATINGS: 2353   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dsilvashy (24) - - JUL 26, 2012
Holy cow...First off this beer is black, not dark brown, but black with a beautiful chocolate brown head and nice roasty aroma. Had a sip...Oh yes! Yummy coffee roast flavor that leaves a slight tingle on my tongue. This is the type of beer Iíve been looking for! Delicious!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
serxusolares (23) - - NOV 5, 2012
Extraordinaria cerveza llena de magia y poderío, equilibrado amargor para disfrutar en IPA La Cervecería del Millón de Ibus. www.ipabar.es ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbaxter (23) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
Malt, spice, chocolate, toffee and fruit. a combination of delicious chocolate and fruity spice on the palate with a sharp bitterness and deep body. carbonation low, by winey esters balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llyons37 (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Dark black pour from bottle with no head. Small ring of tan foam around the top. Excellent smell of chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of alcohol. Taste immediately hits the alcohol but finished with a great roasty malt that lingers. I agree with rustbucket0873, it is very smooth for being so strong. Good people do indeed drink good beer. HST, you are missed, especially at Super Bowl time.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gservo (23) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2009
My Favorite Porter of all time if i had to choose only one porter to drink this would be it

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoffen (23) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2010
A tastefull porter. Lots of everything, very bitter. This is a cool beer with a cool look. Mayby to cool?

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ncyankee (22) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2006 I had two of these from different batches within a few days and I would say this beer definitely benefits from 6 months of aging. The vintage 06A was quite good, but the 05F just blew me away - richer, mellower, sweeter - really tasted more like an Imperial Stout, and as good or better than any I have had (namely Old Raspy and Storm King.)

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigDavesBwg (22) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2008
This brew surprised me, to say the least. Most of the HG beers I have tried tend to have that "tingle" that ruins the palette after a few sips, but not this one. A very well balanced beer. I would buy it again and definately tell a few friends.This is a great beer, just as Hunter S. was a great man.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoeckleJason (22) - - JAN 21, 2013
Seemingly bitter from the roasted malts, but the perceivable IBUs are pretty high too. Nice thick malt base, glues itís balance to your tongue. You know those beers that either help you work out problems or get someone pregnant? This is one. Thank you Flying Dog.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
casper78 (21) - bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle 12oz. Pour a dark black, with dark haed. Smells of hoppy chocolate coffee beans. A bitter taste of hops and coffe and alittle cocco in there to. The character of this beer ranks amoung the best of them.


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