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RATINGS: 2544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2012
A nice very dark brown almost black beer with about 3 fingers of head, brown sugar in color in a tulip glass. Aroma had a nice light aroma to it with some sweet chocolate followed by a perfect hop aroma, from the west coast with that hint of pineapple.!! Taste is pure sweet chocolate up front followed by just a little heat of the alcohol, not at all bad for a 9.2 abv. I think the abv kills off most of the IBUs as I can’t taste much of the hop that has been added to this beer but at the same time the hops hides most of this 9+abv. Mouthfeel has a bit much carbonation but as it sits it improves much in this regard. This is a porter that will be nice and sweet in about 3 years out of the cellar...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (933) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Solid imperial porter...malty licorice fruits and chocolate...really good beer...one of the best by this brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Michi38 (64) - POLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Czarne piwo, nieprzejrzyste. Piana beżowa, drobna, obfita, utrzymuje się dość długo i ładnie zdobi szkło. W zapachu kawa, paloność, czekolada, ale nie jest to wszystko bardzo wyraźne. W smaku z początku jest słodkie, czekoladowe, po chwili to przechodzi w sporą ilość kawy i paloności, żeby skończyć na przypieczonej skórce chleba. Alkohol leciutko wyczuwalny, nie przeszkadza. Posmak skórki chleba i paloności.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LakatosKE (172) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2016
bottle. Black color, beige head. Aroma: dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, dark roast coffee. Taste: sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Full body, creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sokuzs1 (636) - - OCT 18, 2016
Aroma: citrus, alcohol, chocolate Taste: light sweet, chocolate, spruce, citrus, resin, alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PiwnyMarek (891) - Lomza, POLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Wyśmienite piwo. Mógł nim wnosić toast za nie same. Świetny aromat, wygląd i zajebisty smak. Polecam!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrumpy369 (507) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle at csakajo. Pitch black colour, small brown fast disscipating head. Nose is cocoa, roasted malts, light ash. Taste is medium bitterness. Cocoa powder light ashy sourness. Nice brew nontheless but I think it would be better with a fuller body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2016
355ml bottle. Consumed from the bottle, so can’t comment on the pour. The aroma has plenty of bitter espresso and dark chocolate, along with sweet spice hops. Quite strong hops for the style bring in herbs and sweet spice up front, with a huge whack of bitter dark chocolate in the mid-palate and a touch of espresso coming in at the finish. A very good example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2016 Bottle shared by a buddy and consumed from a stein mug which doesn’t really seem right. Black in color with a half finger tan head. Nose is assertive toffee and caramel with nearly a chocolate raisin quality. Taste has plenty of chocolate and roasted malt. Dark cocoa bitterness in the finish. Alcohol presence definitely felt. Mostly sweet. There’s a mild dark fruity quality that comes through with more sips. Roasty coffee notes are present but mild. This is a really spot on representation of the style. Worth a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (1349) - Gdańsk, POLAND - OCT 6, 2016
Czarny, nieprzejrzysty. Piana drobna, brązowa, pojawiają się większe pęcherze. Bardzo ładnie osadziła się na szkle. Aromat czekoladowy, jest nuta chmielowa. Pachnie świeżo. W smaku mocno czekoladowy, Gęsty w odczuciu, złożony. Lekko zakleja usta. Dość gładki. Lekka nuta alkoholowa. Ale alkohol nie pojawia się w postaci grzania dość późno. Pozostawia goryczkowy, lekko ziołowy posmak. Wytrawny w smaku. Przyjemny, ale są lepsze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
samires (113) - POLAND - OCT 2, 2016
Coffee and dark chocolate, hint of cookies, molasses, dark cherries and walnut, hazelnut with some roasty hints, and hint of alcohol, leaning to the rum side. Big and bold, low carbonation, big body.

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