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RATINGS: 2500   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours jet back, thick tan head. Big roast aromas with a chunk of resinous hops in there too. Chocolate and coffee on the taste, big bitter kick. Tastes as strong as it is. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (1104) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a thin, frothy tan head that laces and lasts on the sides. Aromas of raisins, roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor is caramel, roasted malt, raisin, chocolate and plum. Medium to full bodied smooth with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (685) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Pours a very dark brown, nearly black with a medium, tan coloured head. Aroma of Christmas cake and orange peel. A very thick palate, very bitter with a taste of licorice and some espresso notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stef73 (503) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
acheter lors dun voyage a nyc de couleur noir avec colle tres moka en bouche on na un tres chocolater et une torrrification tres present suivie d une amertume en fin bouche c est bon comme produit

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroadestTom (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2015
Aroma caramel, chocolate, roasty, alcohol, Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam, frothy, Taste medium bitterness, Palate medium body, full body, creamy, Overall a nice imperial porter that I would suggest to a friend

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (755) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Not to much on the nose apart from sweet alcohol silky resinous mouthfeel liquorice taste with a hint of blackcurrant quite rich and decadent

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5594) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2005
I’ve had a couple of these but have not had a chance to rate until now. Pours a deep dark, opaque chocolate brown with red hints at the edges. Medium foamy head (light brown). The aroma has light citrus hops, roasted malt, and seems fairly thick. The flavor held in the creamy/well balanced body starts with some lightly citrus hops and a hint of sweetness. This moves to toasty malts, coffee, unsweet coco, and ends with a sharp hint. Not to bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5436) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2005
This corked and caged bottled brew marked June 2005 limited edition poured a long lasting large sized head of foamy fine to medium sized dark brown colored bubbles that left behind an opaque dark black body with no visible carbonation and a good lacing. It had a strange malty aroma that was quite different from the norm with dirty musty notes that I found hard to describe. Its mouth feel was initially smooth hoppy and malty and a mildly hoppy finish mixed with strong malty notes. It had a malty dark malt hoppy roasted malt flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Cask at Flying Dog. Pours black with tiny diminishing tan head. Hoppy fruit fragrant aroma, very inviting, with chocolate-dark malt notes. Bitter fruit hop and chocolate malt flavor finishes acidic with raisin and plum notes. Dark bodied, thin and oily. I will revisit once I try the bottled form.


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