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RATINGS: 2519   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2138) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
seritomi (357) - 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 (1595) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simoneopazz (148) - , ITALY - APR 15, 2011
sicuramente non il mio genere,ma devo riconoscere che č un ottima birra,forse un pň troppo invadente al palato con le sue note di caffč e caramello.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oskurot (3) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2011 does not count
Bottle at home. Aroma gives off charcoal, honey and hops, although not very strongly. Has a full body that tastes of charcoal, coffee, dandelion and a hint of liquorice. Overall a nice beer but I can’t help to feel that they’re playing a little bit safe.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2011
Ltttle.head, black. Nose with chockolate mousse, cream, spruce and green spices. Some body and length. Taste is more bitter with chocolate, espresso and green spices.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2357) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2011
Pours black with thin light brown head. Nose is surprisingly hoppy and fruity, but also roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and then a hop bite at the end. Bit of citrous on the finish. Not quite as well balanced as some of my fav porters.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnoaksson (781) - , SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2011
Tung smak, kompakt. Kraftfull. Alla mätare slĺr över pĺ rött och det distar nästan i huvudet. Ölets svar pĺ doom metal.


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