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RATINGS: 2399   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


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cool_Bond (1711) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, - NOV 16, 2012
Smells lovely and very, tastes wonderful and also quite a lot. The aftertaste lingers long long time. A little dryness I know of but trouble me not much. Clearly one of the best porter that I have tasted.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (110) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown color, almost black. Aroma: roasted, coffee, cognac, and good hops. Same taste: roasted malt, chocolate, brandy, hop bitteness, good, but a little unbalanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (314) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Outstanding head characteristics. Classic porter nose. Heavy medium body with a rich smooth texture. A chocolate onslaught with a rich underlying sweetness over a mild roast bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1114) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a deep brown color, almost black. Aroma is roasted malt soaked in alcohol. Taste is same, with the acohol content evident with each swallow. A dark burnt roasted mat flavor overpowers this beer. Bitter aftertaste that lingered on the palate.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
K42 (5) - POLAND - FEB 11, 2015 does not count
Bottle, 33cl. Very dark brown, hazy, brown foam. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roast, earthy, quite complex, strikes just after opening. Taste: Chocolate and coffee, light sweetness, medium bitterness; full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, warming, Complex and intense, worth the price, canít wait to check barrel aged version! (archive rating).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (211) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2015
12 oz bottle. Appearance is inky black. Aroma is citrus hops, dark malt and chocolate. Taste is chocolatey, woodsy, very dark malts. Palate is pretty light not syrupy. An interesting hybrid of IPA and Porter, with the qualities of each. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fugitive (1492) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle. Color black with small brown head. Aroma, malt, chocolate, roasted, coffee. Taste roasted, coffee, chocolate, dry, bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1622) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown color with a thick foamy beige head. Aroma of peat, coffee and oak. Sweet roasty taste of licorice with some bitterness.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gdubu493 (44) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Wow! Dark chocolate pour. Malted coffee. Roasted chocolate taste. Dry but left you wanting more. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Applejack. Black appearance with a light brown head, lingering with sticky lacing. Roasty and malty with notes of sweet chocolate and light coffee. Medium to full body. A solid imperial porter, probably the best beer Iíve had from them.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (953) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Black with perfect beige head. Coffee , hop , roasted malt in aroma . Roasted malt and coffee dominate in taste , light chocolate notes. Strong roasted bitterness in finish ; long, bitter aftertaste .


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