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RATINGS: 2353   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Dark with a milky brown head. Nose is chocolate and fruity sweetness. Flavor is bitter chocolate, lots of hops. Some sourness. Finishes very dry. Leaves kind of a weird film in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Very nice appearance, dark brown with an orange-ishtan head. Aroma is malty and slightly smokey. Smokey flavor permeates with somewhat sweet maltiness, licorice with some very nice cocoa and milk chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2006
good yo. pours mad black like dirty motor oil. smells like kalamata olives but not in a good way taste good roasty molassessness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7771) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2006
Dark yellow brown head, smallish, over fully opaque brown beer. American hops, dry and a lot of caramelized sugars, plus licorice. Dry stout taste, like dry, non-sweetened drop, even with the little salt the Dutchmen usually add. Real "sweetwood" flavour retronasal. Well bodied, very slick. Aftertaste suggest something heated above an Irish (Welsh?) turf fire. But it tires a bit - nothing else available.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Draught. Pours black with amber edges and a smallish tan head. The nose is quite malty with lots of raisin, chocolate, caramel, and a faint hint of espresso. Chewy mouthfeel. It has a strong smoky steak flavor with chocolate and obvious Cascade hops. The hops leave a sticky citrus aftertaste. Pretty good, but the cascade and chocolate combination lingered in my mouth literally for hours after drinking it and became annoying after a while.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a dark rich brown color with minimal tan head which dissipates to bubbles around edges of glass. Aroma is of rich malt, chocolate, cherry and alcohol. Fizzy on the tongue. Oily texture. Taste is of rich malt and moderate hops bitterness, alcohol, chocolate, caramel and some sour notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle. Dark dark espresso brown with a thick tan head. Huge malts and hops in the aroma, chocolate, coffee, smoke, alcohol, slgihtly salty, cherries, slight wood notes. Flavor is strong coffee and malts up front but diminishes quickly with a fairly bitter but bland finish. Oily and metallic at the end also, not so great. On the verge of being a really great beer, but didn’t make it for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Black. A very nice smooth beer that is creamy and rich. Has a slightly smoky flavor to it. Christmas present from the wife.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Strong version of the road dog eh? I like this beer MUCH more than that brew. Alcohol notes are present but not at all overpowering. Nice dry finish and malty, bitter body.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2005
I guess Baltic porter is as fair a classification as any for this odd beer. Black with a hop aroma. Flavor is primarily hops but there is rotting fruit and a hint of smoke as well. Heavy palate. Good and fairly innovative; it doesn’t fit well into any style.


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