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RATINGS: 2377   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


onystrom's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - APR 3, 2009
Beautiful dark dark brown color. Very plesant aroma lots of licorice and chocolate. Thats a nice Strong Porter.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stef73 (240) - - NOV 25, 2014
acheter lors dun voyage a nyc de couleur noir avec colle tres moka en bouche on na un tres chocolater et une torrrification tres present suivie d une amertume en fin bouche c est bon comme produit

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3330) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a creamy dark tan head, treacle and coffee aroma, taste has rich roast malt, chocolate, sweet treacle, moderate bitterness, luxurious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (40) - - NOV 18, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Aroma is chocolate, big roasty malts, burnt toast and anise. A mouthful is creamy dark chocolate with a touch of black licorice, followed by subtle hop notes to round it out. A bit of booziness comes through but it is well hidden amongst the complexities and layers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1620) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle hand drawn monkey Huddersfield. Black tan head. Aroma is fruitcake coffee roasted malts taste same liquorice molasses nice pine hoppy bitter finish. Great thick body oily mouthfeel chewy. Great stuff this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
"my first impression of this beer was very good, and i still think itís a solid beer, but itís a little harsh, and i really need to be in the mood to really enjoy it. full sailís was way smoother."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (311) - - OCT 17, 2014
Surprisingly light & hoppy for a porter (more like a black IPA?). Aroma of caramel & raisin. Fresh spicy, sweet hops at first eventually giving way to a dark roast coffee finish. A crazy concoction! Rated by BrewTom

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (925) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle as picture poured in itís own glass at "Pinguin zem Bier-Huus": A very nice Beer house in Basel. A: Bottle art is simply great! A cool reference to the crazy H.S. Thompson. The beer itself is also beautiful: A completely opaque black liquid. Creamy medium very brown head. Medium retention and some lacings left S: Smell is a mix of smoked roasted malts with earthy-grassy-piny hops. Also dark chocolate and coffee T: Roasted malts. Notes of caramel and coffee. Earthy and grassy hops. Quite bitter (85 IBUs). Practically no alcohol could be felt despite the considerable ABV M: Medium and bit molasses body. Medium carbonation. A little little bit sweet upfront followed by an immense earthy and citric bitter aftertaste D: Very drinkable and tasty beer. Very good example of American imperial stout [ BA Review @ 2/3/2010 ]

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Noctilucus (101) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Pours almost black with the typical quite massive, lightly beige foam of its style. Aromas of hops, roasted malts and dark chocolate. A full, particularly rounded taste with more sweetness than expected but very much well balance with the roast, the hops adding another angle in the aftertaste. Not much alcohol in the taste compared to most other porters/stouts of 9į. Overall an excellent brew, really happy to have tried it!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Evolutionary (293) - Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from giant eagle. Nose is cocoa and malt. Very smooth and alcohol bite is just covered by the malt. Sweet burst in there but not over the top. Very well balanced and pretty awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (220) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Really good. Superb mouthfeel; luscious full body with just the right amount of carbonation. Black, with a big coffee head, though it didnít last very long. Roasted malt and burnt treacle aroma. Great balance of flavours - the malt smoothing out the alcohol, with a background of vanilla and nut, and dark fruit right at the back.


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