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RATINGS: 2437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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

Bright92's rating

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (723) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A black colour with a foamy mocha head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, raisin, some molasses, slight cocoa and subtle spicy liquorice. Taste of roasted malts, raisin, molasses, liquorice, cocoa, slight coffee, subtle plum and a little grapefruit. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A spicy, liquorice bitterness in the finish with some cocoa tones. A really nice, full flavoured imperial porter. Tastes strong but hides the alcohol well, great liquorice and cocoa tones too. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1359) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head with good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, cofee, coco, molasses, dark fruits, sweet malts, and just a little booze. Taste is similar to the aroma with maybe just a little more booze. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly warming, long finish. Overall, a very nice imperial Porter that is nice on a cool night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle at home, while typing old rating notes. Pours black, brown head. Nose is intense roasted malts, plenty of sweet liquorice (nice!), citrus hops. Taste is sweetish and roasted, nicely balanced, still some liquorice, cocoa powder, dark chocolate. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (792) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
The first thing I notice is that this porter is relatively thick. It is reminiscent of thin waste oil. The aroma is somewhat easy compared to type. It has a little coffee and a lot of malt flavor. Taste wise it is something special, namely very hoppy, but also has good English licorice in the luggage. Hop bitterness, which incidentally is 85 IBU which is high for a porter, is lengthy and alcohol at 8.7 is lovely warming. It is certainly a porter who is very different from other porters, but I have to admit that it certainly is in my taste. Actually, I was so happy that I wrote a few words of praise for the master brewer. It rarely happens.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (613) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a large, creamy, tan head that stays medium long and leaves lacing. Roasted notes in the nose, chocolate, dried dark fruit, smoke. Full-bodied, creamy mouth feel, well hidden alcohol. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, plums, figs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - JUL 30, 2015
330ml bottle. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel, bready. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1225) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle. Dark pour with a big mocha head. Coffee, licorixe, roast. Roasty and spicy. Strong carbonation and medium body that hides the alcohol well. Smoky bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (275) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
33cl bottle shared in a snifter. Black pour with a fairly thin head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of licorice. Quite dry and bitter but lots of flavours and really quite complex. Hides the ABV well and is an excellent example of an Imperial Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1506) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2015
Botella 33 cl en el lúpulo en octubre 2011 con fech de cons preferente para antes 10-03-2011 (R2430). tomada en varias ocasiones durante 2010 y 2011. color negro intenso con espuma oscura. Aromas y sabores intensos tostados cacaos y amargos finales. De lo mejor de la marca probado. Buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (882) - - JUN 25, 2015
deep dark brown-back color; roasted malt aroma; dark, roasted malt flavor with chocolate and alcohol notes

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