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RATINGS: 2517   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuzz (804) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2008
A very nice rich molasses and chocolate taste and feel. Smooth, med carbination. very easy to drink

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
Shared with Pyrozoid. Pitch black poor with a frothy brown head. Aromas of cedar, chocolate, molasses, roastes hazlenuts, sea salt, dates. Salty, creamy, lactose with a good bitter profile and ok sweetness. Heavy body with slight carbonation. Added flavors of toffee, coffee and a hint of mint. Complexe aromas and flavors... yet for some reason it was lacking a little je ne sais quoi in regards to mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZazuH (42) - Brentwood, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
(12 oz btl) Pours a milky black w/ a thick, tan head which diminishes somewhat, but leaves a nice lace behind. Earthy hops combine w/ the rich malt creating an aroma of black strap molasses. Bittersweet chocolate-covered espresso beans is the best way to describe the taste. There’s a hint of dark fruit in there as well. Finishes smoky w/ a nice hop bite.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (7653) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle.Pours black with a big brownish head. Hops de luxe aroma, also some spices.Tastes of coffee, chocolate, long aftertaste. Balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Black por with a slight tan head. not a very big aroma. Roated malts and that aabout it........the usual cofffee and roasted malt flavors. This is scary drinkable. I likes all though I am a tad disappointed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5194) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2009
black with a tan head. nose is roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of citrus. good thickness with a coffee flavor that is a little bitter yet it smooths out as the roasted malts take over.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2009
12 oz bottle served in a clear pint glass. Poured a dark black with a 1/2 inch layer of off white head. Aroma was roasted malts, coffee, and light chocolate. Taste was much the same. The beer was not overly thick, and actually, just the right body for this particular brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2009
On tap into snifter at The Tremont Tap House. Pours a thin dark black with no head but a ring of cappuccino color. Soft roasted sweet coffee aroma and flavor. Smokey finish, booze is definitely present.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1177) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2009
Very serviceable Baltic-style porter. Nice bitterness from the hops gives this beer drinkability. Flying Dog beers, for me at least, lack signature. If there is such a thing as a standard "imperial" porter, this might be it. Makes you miss Heavyweight.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Pours a dark brown with little-no light getting through; brown head laces. Malt upfront on the nose with hint of hops, some chocolates and oak aswell. Roasted malt and smoak up frront with chewy chocolatey coffee middle. Finishes with a nice warming brandy alcohol flavor with all flavors lingering. Medium-full body. Added points for the cool hunter thompson artwork. Let this one warm up to you! (definitely a cold weather brew)


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