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RATINGS: 2529   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

hfmejias' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
12 Oz. Bottle. Poured black, big beige head, noticeable thick bodied. Aroma is of Malts (strong), alcohol hints, coffee and some hops. Great taste very sweet but somehow works well since it is well balanced with hops, coffee flavors and even the booze. Nice full bodied beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (710) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Sample on tap @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan ring and plenty of lacing. Medium body. Roasted malts with a little coffee and sweet finish. Pretty enjoyable but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
6bottlepack (169) - Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle from Hops & Crafts Exeter,pours near black with a dense beige head,best before date of March 2017. Aroma roast malt,dark chocolate powder,coffee ,hop fruit ,maybe grapefruit ,citrus & some pine. Taste of polished leather,burnt raisin,dark malt,light coffee ,light citrus ,pepperiness ,spice with good bitterness & dryness. Smooth & oily with decent carbonation ,warming alcohol & light bodied for the strength. Darn better than expected , the finish has more bitterness dryness ,polished leather,burnt raisin,dark malt, citrus,grapefruit &dark chocolate powder. Surprisingly Good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rusos (590) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle from drinkshop.sk. Dark brown/black colour, very stable beige head. Rich aroma, malty, roasted, coffee, cacao,caramel, toffee, some dark fruits, quite a lot of hops. Taste full of roasted tones, dark, dried fruits, plums maybe, toffee, some malty sweetness. Quite high bitterness. Bitter and roasted aftertaste. Very good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (133) - - AUG 26, 2016
Besides Raging Bitch, I would qualify Gonzo as Flying Dog’s second best brew. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large wine glass. The color is only black. A thin and dark tan head is perched above. The nose is rich in burnt sugar, dried plum, sweet caramel and dark roast coffee. The flavor hits up front with bitter cocoa and toffee lending toward a bitter roast at the end defined by a high volume roasted barley texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (683) - Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is dark malt, roasty, nuts, chocolate notes. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaserov (166) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2016
Color negro profundo con capa espesa de espuma marrón. Carbonatación a tope. Aroma a alcohol, coco y malta. Sabor a malta, primero; café, después; alcohol, finalmente. Deep, sí; complex? lo dudo bastante. Ya empiezo a cansarme de estas cervezas tan bien presentadas y tan normalitas. Si Hunter S. Thompson levantara la cabeza...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2973) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Pours black with a medium foamy mocha head. Aromas of dark chocolate, lactose, roasted malt, roasted nuts, muscovado sugar. Taste is roasted and malty with lovely dark bitter chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and fairly full bodied with moderate carbonation and also quite dry. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (506) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Aroma: intensely malty and roasty - quite good; Appearance: pitch black with tan head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: very smooth, lots of complexity; boozy and roasty; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet-bitter finish; Overall: quite good; would buy again if wanting an imperial porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Taschert (11) - FRANCE - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Black beer with very long lasting brown head. Malted,toasted, coffe, caramel aroma with a hint of aromatics hops. A surprising bitter taste with a strong roasty coffe full mouth. Even better at room temperature. A long bitter end. [08/2016]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (792) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 28, 2016
Nice roasted malts and noble hops aroma. Dark brown black with fluffy tan head. A nice chocolatey porter with a switch to bitterness after. Long bitterness a nice mix of hops and bitter coffee taste. Complex and full of character. Great porter, big bold take on the style, great beer.

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