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RATINGS: 2436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4067) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2011
355ml bottle. It pours a completely opaque black colour with a nice cappucino head. Most of the head disappears in a couple of minutes but a thin skim remains to the end. The nose has gorgeous black chocolate, plums and kirsch - this is Black Forest Gateau in a glass. The taste is initiallay smoke and dark chocolate, then hazelnuts, but there is a massive alcohol burn on the finish which I have to say is unpleasant. The palate is rich in structure and texture, but the alcohol finish and general lack of any elegance in the finish makes this beer massively unbalanced. Overall, a big unbalanced beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 19, 2011
355 ml bottle from Passione Birra. Dark brown with some ruby red highlights, very small light brown head. Grassy hops aroma, lots of roasted and smokey flavours, some chocolate and alchool. Very low carbonation, nice burnt, warming aftertaste. Not a summer beer for sure, but it was nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2498) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2011
Angenehm harzig-orangiger Geruch, vorwiegend hopfenaromatisch aber auch teerartig und nach Mokka. Im Antrunk fruchtig-aromatisch, harzig. Ab der Mitte malzschokoladig und nicht mehr so dichte Struktur, verdünnt. Abgangs zuerst marzipanartig um dann fruchtig-bitterschokoladig auszulaufen. Geruchsaromatrisch sehr gut; geschmacklich kann dieses hohe Niveau jedoch nicht gehalten werden. Trotz alledem nicht schlecht.Test vom 27.4.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3263) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2011 Bottle at home. Pours black with a small, creamy, brown head. Coffee, dates, prunes, booze, roasted and light wooden notes on the nose. Coffee, alcohol, roasted notes and bitterness in the mouth. Full body. Medium carbonation. Alco warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1495) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2011
12 oz. bottle at the Nook. Pours dark and opaque with a thin tan head. The aroma is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, molasses, dates, and raisins. The coffee mellows out as it warms, giving a more subdued and less roasted profile. The flavor is very sweet, with light roast and smoky notes. Very little sourness or bitterness. The palate is heavy, a little grainy, and a clean finish. Overall, this is an understated and delicious beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bryanm18 (48) - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Pretty good. Tastes a bit like chocolate with a little bitterness at the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamLawsonS (26) - - FEB 7, 2012
Smells really sweet and chocolatey with a decent words of alcohol. Initial taste of strong burned roasted malts followed by a mix of sweetness and bitterness. After a few sips comes the chocolate flavour. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1929) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2012
Pours dark brown with low brown head Aromas of oak some coffee and alcohol Thin palate. A bit watery. Taste of some vanilla oak and coffee. An ok porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rotjoch (50) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2012
Imperial Porter? stupid name (great label though). Nice sweetish smell.Taste again nottes of sweetness, without being cloying. The bitter kick helps in that respect a bit of cinnamon? not as overwhelming as I suspected it would be... Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Pours a jet black with a beige head that leaves a thin ring of lace. The nose and taste are of coffee, faded hops, roast malts. I suspect this beer might be better if it were fresher.

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