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RATINGS: 2500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Pours black with white head. Nose is chocolate, vanilla and licorice. Taste is roasted malts, bakerís chocolate, licorice, bourbon and smoked wood.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (13080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle 12 oz. Black color with a large light brown head that diminished slowly. Full complex aroma of roasted malt, smoky with alcohol . Full body with a creamy texture. Full malt, toffee and coffee with a long finish with a hoppy bitter bite. Clearly a Flying Dog version of a porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12862) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2005
(12oz bottle) The creamy brown head atop the black head reaches to the lip of the pint glass on the pour, and retains itself fairly well, ultimately leaving nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate, some roasty. Smooth medium-full body that is quite drinkable and dangerously conceals the alcohol very well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 355ml bottle (Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki) Pours black and a dark espresso head. Bitter and sharp (CO2) aroma. Taste varies from sip to sip. Always malty and richly roasted, a little burnt even, and strongly, but not offensively, bitter. Often tastes of coffee, and some oiliness. Very well balanced, very tasty.
Rerate - aroma jumped out of the glass more; taste smoother, less oily; knocked up aroma and overall by 1 each.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12745) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2008
Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Fantasic complex hoppy and malty aroma. Really great. Powerfull smoked bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Bottle poured an inky opaque black with a brown head and lace. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some grassieness. Flavor is roasted malt followed by dark chocolate, with a dry bitter finish and a hint of sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Bottled, 355ml from Tesco, Banbury. Black with tan head. Smoky fruity aroma leading to a rich, smooth beer, good deeply roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee hints, the fruitiness has a blackcurrant hint, lots of depth and surprisingly easy drinking. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2005
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a black body with a large creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, pine, and grapefruit. Creamy texture with a soft carbonation. Flavor of hops and chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
The beer was black with a lasting off-white head. Chocolate toffee and licorice all came through in the aroma. It showed a perfect dark flavour of roasted malts, and charcoal notes too. It is indeed a real London-style porter, and doubled. No point in mentioning these bats, I thought. The poor bastard will see them soon enough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (12456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Brewery Creek, pours very dark brown / black with a tan head. Roasted malts upfront on the nose, with an unusually strong hops aroma. Flavour of very strong hops, unexpectedly for a porter, sweet fruits, strong liquorice and bitterness at the end. Unique brew - most excellent.


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