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RATINGS: 2492   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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Really nice beer. Aroma is roasty and hoppy. Color is black and bold with a minimal head. Palate is very smooth and full bodied. Taste is chocolate, licorice, and coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
Deep brown body and espresso crema head. Aroma is faintly dry and a bit chocolate. Good roast malt character of coffee chocolate and caramel, a bit sweet taste, has an edge to it from the malts. Plenty of hop complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2130) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
12oz bottle from Winooski
Appearance : Deep black with a small brown creamy head
Aroma : Lots of liquorice with oily hops. Some roasted malt. Notes of raisins.
Taste : Liquorice and roasted malt with lots of hops. Hops are slightly resinous and piny. Finish is strong notes of liquorice with hops and roasted malt. Some alcohol as well.
Overall : Too much liquorice for my taste. Or maybe it is the hops that I don’t like in it, I don’t know. I can say its well brewed but its just not my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Dark black drink. Small head which goes away quick. Strong, quite alcohoilc, smell that reminds burned porridge. Taste is sweet and feeling oily. There’s lots of aromas, chocolate, coffee, caramel and raisin. The taste does not seem to develop much after waiting. That’s not necessarily bad thing, there’s lots of things to taste to begin with. Clearly a tasting beer, that you should not drink in large quantities or after six pints of later.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2010
looks like it should pours black with brown head. smells roasty, malty, with a tinge of sweetness and booze at the end. tastes pretty nice, but has an interesting bite at the end. hoppy for a porter, but it’s imperial, i guess... a little thin on the palate, but not bad overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1205) - USA - SEP 20, 2010
Black with a thin head. Aroma is strong licorice and some dark fruit. Flavor is strong licorice, a little overly sweet. Not bad, but could be much better balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
seritomi (351) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 25, 2010
Kafa sötét tónus, barna hab ahogy elvárható. Nagyon erős pörkölt kávés karamelles, édes illatfelhő. Sajnos az íze is eléggé édeskés ami nálam nem jó pont. A keserűsége szintén nem az én nyelvemnek való. Nagyon gej, olajos mézes. Nem az én stílusom de biztos, hogy a kategóriájában jónak számít. Hogy ne csak kritizáljam örvendetes, hogy van egy IPÁs alapíze is érdekes és ez tetszik is. Talán egyszer visszatérek rá "sötétebb pillanatomban" de addig is ha már porter akkor legyen az Anchor főzde remeke.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1530) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Pours a deep black, with a mid-sized tan head. Smells like a chili-infused chocolate bar... except without any heat. Some brown sugar - actually more like dark rum on the nose, too. Flavor pulls through, and adds a decent hop backbone to an otherwise chocolaty brew. Finishes more on the bitter side, with coffee and an almost lactic note making an appearance. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. Vintage 08DD 4.0 A: Stout like in appearance, black in color, thick tan head. Decent retention, but nothing special. Tons of lacing initially, but much less later into the beer. 4.0 S: Big chocolate aroma, as in super big. Caramel and roasted barley. 4.0 T: Chocolate again, though not as strong as in nose. Dark fruit and burnt flavored malts. Nuts, then a big of an alcohol tinge. Hops are there with herbal tones, but malts take the show. Very good, this is definitely worth trying. 3.5 M: Full bodied. Chewy and to a lesser extent creamy. 3.5 D: Very good beer, but one would be plenty. Big flavor and filling, and complete. The main problem is that it’s too sweet to drink any more of. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-30-2008 19:13:09

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma has, as expected hints ofroasted malt, sweetness and raisin. It pours pitch black with a thick foam. Taste is slightly bitter and dry in the aftertaste, preceded by a roasted, almost woody, sweetness. Mouthfeel is, for a dark beer such as this, surprisingly thin, would have expected a more oily texture but it lacks in this department.


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