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RATINGS: 2363   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 "We were somwhere around Salisbury on the edge of Connecticut when the alcohol began to take hold." A delicious porter here. Strong and rich, the brew is dark with a thick, creamy head. Very malty. Some coffee flavor. Nice and heavy. Update: I’ve now, two years later, had about ever version of this beer possible, including bottle, draught (normal), cask, and last night nitro. Each time no let-downs. FD has definitely done some good here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Draft. Dark brown, beige head. Aroma of burnt coffee. Taste is dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (10551) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10476) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10475) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 25, 2011
Malziger Antrunk, vorerst noch überschaubar. Im Mittelteil kräftiger, nur minimal röstig, vollmundig, etwas schokoladig. Süßlich, schokoladig-sanft, ausgewogen, etwas scharf alkoholisch. Die Malzigkeit setzt sich weiter fort und bleibt auf angenehmem Level, im Abgang brotig. /11/11/11/5/11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10426) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted coffee, fruit, chocolate. Flavour is roasted, coffee, hop, fruit, chocolate. bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008
Black with short lasting brown head. Roasted malt in the aroma with notes of chocolate and liquerice. Flavor is sweet with chocolate, burned malt, and liquerice. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 28, 2007
Bottle shared with BierKönig and Grovlam. Pours a pitch black colour with a fair head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, some bitter hops and bit alcohol. Bit flat mouthfeel. Sweet roasty chocolate and coffee flavour with caramel and bitter hops. Slight sourish roasty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2006
Pitch black, superb brown head. Aroma from milk chocolate, cocoa, dark chcolate, roasted and with notes of vanilla and toffee. Malty flavor, vanilla, sourish notes and a bitter touch. Bitter finish, A very nicely balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Botted: Reddish brown coloured. Brwon dense coloured head. Hrbal, grassy and sweet fruity aroma. Flavour is light grassy and roasty. Has some coffee notes. Liqourice is present as well. Is medium bodied and well balanced. Is coffeeish and light roasty in the end.

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