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RATINGS: 2498   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 don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bright92 (9) - - DEC 1, 2012
Really a pretty beer, deep and dark with a great big tan head and some decent lacing. I can smell it even as I’m pouring, a really pungent aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, some roasty goodness, and finishing up with some nice bitey hops. Right up front in the mouth I got a bunch of chocolate, going to some dark fruit and ending with a bit of astringency which balances it all out. I also got a bit of coffee and some alcohol (more of a fell than a taste) in there too. Certainly not light bodied, but a bit thinner than I was originally anticipating. Overall a great porter, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I would definitely try it again sometime.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1462) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Gonzo Imperial Porter by Flying Dog Brewery at Jabeerwocky Wszystko intensywnie i na miejscu, czekolada, kawa, palonosc, ciemne owoce, fajnie pelne w uscie, bdb+. A do tego tanie :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (1065) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 15, 2016

Butelka z datą: 23.10.2016
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, wysoka.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Wyczuwalne są tutaj: karmel, kawa suszone owoce (rodzynki, daktyle), paloność
SMAK: Słodowe, lekko karmelowe. Troszkę owoców. Doskonała kawowa kontra. Posmak kawowo-cytrusowy. Goryczka wysoka, zalegająca. Alkohol świetnie ukryty.
OGÓLNIE: Klasa światowa.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (418) - POLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black with light brown, big, semi-densed head. Good head retnetion and lacing. Strong roasted malts aroma - mainly milk chocolate and coffee balanced by caramel notes. Also licorice adn touch of dark fruits - raisins. Taste is highly bitter thru the whole of degustation. Full body, oily and thick texture, average carbonation finish is super roasty and oaky. Very warming sensation. In overall very complex, balanced beer with all the features that imperial porter should have.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (1052) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Black color with brown foam. Sweet chocolate nose. Chocolate sweet taste in a very balanced and round taste. Dry sweet chocolate aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiedrzensky (695) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours is dark with thick brown head. Sweet aroma of fruits, liquorice, plums, chocolate, coffee, very inviting. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, dry, coffee and chocolate mouthfeel. Heavy body, creamy texture, coffee bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenOver (243) - SLOVENIA - MAY 2, 2016
Pours with a massive head, which is brown, later off-white. Very strong roasted aroma, strong coffee and caramel smell. Taste is very full, slightly roasted at first, developing through sweet fullness to a slightly bitter, hoppy finish, leaving you with an oak-like, roasted finish. A beer for hour tastebuds, but very heavy.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1015) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2016
Aroma is robust, earthy hops, roasted malt, coffee, very robust. Appearance is dark dark brown, almost black, light brown head, poured pretty thick. Taste is super roasty, robust malt, earthy hops, just very rich, like Mikkeller Black only not over-the-top, just right. Mouthfeel is heavy body, light carbonation, earthy hop and robust roasted malt aftertaste. Overall, I didn’t expect it to be this good. I am sorry I underestimated it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Estebanik (584) - Lublin, POLAND - APR 23, 2016
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 Piękna, drobna, zbita, beżowa piana. Dość wysoka. Opadające, ładnie zdobi szkło. Aromat czekoladek z alkoholem, karmelowy, palony. Przyjemny, ale alkohol wychodzi trochę za bardzo. Dosc gęsty w odczuciu, ale też dość wysoko nasycony. Niestety, w smaku dalej odczuwalnie alkoholowy, po kilku łykach język dretwieje i odmawia współpracy. Piwo z dużym potencjałem, niestety zabitym przez mocne akcenty spirytusowe.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RW80 (1826) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2016
0,33l bottle Appearance: black body with small coffee-colored head. Aroma: . licorice, resin, light exotic fruits, light roasted malts. Taste:Moderate bitter and sweet. Bitterness is not only dark malts, but also comming from the hops. Liccorice, caramel, spices, some resin & some grapefruit, bit earthy, . finishes lightly dry with notes of licorice, earthy notes and a light herbal bitterness. Nicely balanced full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TtV (369) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle 355ml. Deep black with a lushly beige head. Lovely aroma of coffee and chocolate. The taste is mildly bittersweet at first but develops into a beautifully balanced coffee like bitterness. Great!


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