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RATINGS: 2367   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 donít show it the proper respect. IBUís: 85


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (2781) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle (12 oz). Blac with a huge creamy and slowly diminishing light brown head. Good lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt and mineral notes. Taste is malty with chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt but with a grassy/herbal presence. Slight bitterness. Medium body. Good and complex Imperial Porter but I donít like the weird grassy presence in this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maagaard (1) - DENMARK - JUL 7, 2013 does not count
Nice dark porter. Good bitterness. Dark roasted chocolate flavours. Nice brown head. Mine had spent 2 years in the cellar. Nice carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cantabrian (824) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2013
Certainly a great beer, with dark fruits, dark chocolates, a good deal of Port, perfectly crafted by Flying Dog. The alcohol content never gets on the way. What turns me off is the excessive dry, hoppy bitterness. I prefer much more their Road Dog Porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Argonian (278) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours almost black body, with a brown head that diminishes slowly, leaving a good lace. Mostly malty aroma, some faint notes of coffee. Tastes the same, light to medium bitter, some roastiness. Didnít feel any of the fairly high ABV. Low to average carbonation, oily texture, full bodied. A good beer, nothing to stand out, but itís good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (1580) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
zwart, schenkt als dikke motorolie, bruine kraag
aroma: hout, moutig, zoet, chocolade, koffie, toffee, caramout, geroosterde mouten, ipa hoppigheid aanwezig (grapefruit), vind dit persoonlijk jammer, de porters zonder ipa aroma vind ik net iets lekkerder ruiken
smaken: redelijk zoet, zwaar bitter, (koffie/hop), zeer sterke smaken, sterk gemout (caramout, geroosterde en gebrande mouten)
volle body, romig in de mond, afdronk bitter
zeer sterke koffie bitterheid, en de diverse mouten zijn zeer sterk aanwezig, de donkere chocolade wat minder.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1191) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark black oily pour, not much of a head. A doubly bitter beer, hoppy and roasty. Quite a boozy kick. I donít know about these Flying Dog beers, the ones Iíve had are all well made and I donít have much negative to say, but somehow to me a bit lacking in something intangible which would get me really excited.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CatoKj78 (6) - 4550, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
Lukt: Rosin, brent kaffe, lakris, sjokolade, røstet malt. Smak: mørk kaffe, litt røyk, mørk sjokolade, litt krydder. Lang kraftig ettersmak. Trodde først det var en imp Stout da jeg blindtestet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Vint 12DD Nice dark on black ale with a couple fingers of light mocha foam and a good velvety texture. Nice oaty flavor, good dry cocoa and toast flavors. Nice flavor is slightly bitter and charred flavors hide in this alongside coffee. A bit empty bodied with higher carb, which is sharp and a dry finish. This is s a decent beer, but nothing particularly special Ė canít see specifically seeking this out. Serving type: bottle 09-14-2012

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Pours with a black body topped by a medium thick, brown head with a good amount of lacing. Itís slightly sweet and malty with a slight roastiness and a little licorice. Nothing Special. Full bodied, smooth and a touch dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Mental notes for the first bottle indicate that this one changes significantly with time and temperature; now for my second bottle... Near opaque dark brown color with a dense light brown head. Lots of clinging lace. Initial burst of fresh pine in the nose. Chocolate, cloves, licorice and cinnamon come in later; and as this warm more a real alcohol comes out and burns the nostrils. To many things working against each other to be adored. Smooth and slippery on the palate. Mild start in the flavor department. Light chocolate flavors start the journey. Things get sticky mid to late quaff, with roasted malt, grain, and alcohol flavors mix in. A strong black malt bitterness in the linger. A very chewy porter indeed. Somehow this needs a little more malt character instead of the grainy aspect. I like it in a one and done sort of brew.


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