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RATINGS: 2354   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 don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Callahan09 (7) - USA - MAR 14, 2006 does not count
Well, the artwork on the bottles and packaging alone makes this one worthwhile. It’s a great display piece after you drank the bottle and cleaned it out. I love the Hunter S. Thompson quote on the packaging, and as I said the Ralph Steadman artwork is staggering. I love the aroma, it tastes about as good as it smells, and the feeling as it goes down is just delightful. You get drunk quickly, and you pay a pretty penny for it.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Thick black beer with a thick milk chocolate head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is warm and malty with bursts of fruit, alcohol, hops, and coffee. Flavor is amazing with a full mouthfeel and a satisfying blend of bitterness, spicyness, maltyness, and goodness. This is one awesome beer!!!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Heliologue (4) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2007 does not count
Minor fizz and caramel head from a smooth, unctuous pour. Heavy on chocolate and coffee; some very slight tones of grapes or brandy; caramel and burnt toffee. The high alcohol content gives it a bit of a tang, too, which I’m not used to with similarly dark beers (don’t let the ’porter’ fool you: this baby could play with imperial stouts).

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - APR 25, 2008
Urco boia che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata 1181-1226 monaco, fondatore dell’ordine francescano. Figlio di un ricco commerciante umbro tale Pietro Bernardone, fu dal padre denunziato presso il Vescovo di Assisi per aver donato alcuni dei suoi beni ai poveri e durante il giudizio rinunciò alle sue ricchezze e si denudò restituendo al padre anche i propri abiti. L’ordine mendicante fu approvato dalla Chiesa di Roma nel 1221 e ricevette dignità ufficiale nel 1223 (da papa Onorio III).

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrGGen (306) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2009
Colore veramente nerissimo, denso e impenetrabile. Bella schiuma cremosa quasi tipo caffè con media persistenza. Complesso e alcoolico l’aroma,note di liquore,caffè tostato, legno bruciato.in bocca è ugualmente complesso con forse un tocco di cioccolato in aggiunta.Eccellente!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
digacid (1) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2010 does not count
This is a really nice, full flavored beer with a crisp almost coffee-like aftertaste. Don’t let the strength scare you. Keep it cold, and put it in a glass so it can breathe.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
two_squirrels (2) - - DEC 15, 2011 does not count
Whiskey-barrel is very prominent on the palate, and it even lingers like a shot of sour-mash, in my opinion. the high alcohol also meshes well with the whiskey characters.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (3466) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2012
This is exactly what beer should be like. It’s a little hoppy for a porter, but is nice, dark, and thick. It’s more of a dessert than a complement to a meal. Me gusta.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Pretty damn interesting beer! This is like no porter I have ever had before!! Pours a black body with a generous biscuit brown head. Aroma is very very lightly like the traditional porter style, there are minute hop undertones which seem to flow between a kind of clean and malt aroma. Very slick and smooth, a wonderful explosion of taste here; up front your getting a strong hop focus, as it passes the tongue the taste develops into a roasted experience, finally tapering off into a smoke burnt aftertaste which ebbs away. This beer is absolutely phenomenal! It really turns the traditional porter upside down by adding in those familiar Flying Dog IPA hop highlights, the developing taste on the tongue really is amazing! This is 100% a beer to get your hands on!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleximperial (11) - SPAIN - NOV 18, 2012
Ademas de todo lo que esperas en una cerveza de este estilo vas a encontrar que también es bastante amarga la cual cosa hace que destaque un poco menos el chocolate y el cafe.


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