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RATINGS: 2374   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


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Incredible. Besides being a huge HST fan, Iím a huge fan of this beer. Has a terrific aroma of coffee and roasted malts. What makes this beer even better is itís balance between itís ABV and its flavor. What a great beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Carrick (2) - , California, USA - FEB 14, 2010 does not count
Bottle from íTotal Wine & More.í Bottle labeled "Vintage 09HH" Pours almost black [dark red when small amount is held against the light] with a dark tan head. Smells and tastes roasted. Slightly bitter but not over-powering. Full bodied, with a thick texture. The carbonation is strong at first, but once the head disappears the carbonation settles down but never goes soft. The finish lasts for a long time with a strong start and mellows out over time. Overall Hunter S. Thompson would be proud with this amazing imperial porter.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ketilgr (5) - NORWAY - DEC 17, 2010 does not count
Lovely beer, perfect color and appearance, and gives a good and healthy, natural taste. Strong but very balanced, complex yet friendly, a truly great porter. Drunk from bottle, gift from friend, 17.dec-10

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ehtea8 (4) - - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
Pours a small head, a nice lace coats the glass as you take this sucker down. The color is a dark brown, carbonation is low. The taste is exceptional with many great flavors tingling around and the right amour of hoppy finish. The 9.2 % ABV has the spirit of Hunter Thompson who once said he had a theory that "truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours." So kick back after work and swallow some candor called the "Gonzo Imperial Porter" by Flying Dog.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kapusil (614) - HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2012
0.33l bottle. Black body brown head. Lots of chocolate and dark fruits in the aroma with some tobacco notes. A lot of chocolate, some dark fruits in the flavour. Big bodied beer. Extraordinary.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Monchito_IPA (150) - SPAIN - AUG 11, 2013
Muy oscura, realmente espesa, de cuerpo muy robusto. Espuma escasa y oscura. Aroma muy complejo, cafť, algo de tabaco y finalmente llenando toda la nariz aparece el delicioso aroma del lķpulo para alegrarnos la noche. Sabor intenso a malta tostada, dulce, con un ligero toque afrutado. En el retrogusto domina el lķpulo. Una delicia oscura como el sobaco de un cuervo.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
psycotiko (33) - SPAIN - SEP 23, 2013
Botella. De aspecto muy oscura. Un sabor muy intenso con toques de cafť. Una gran cerveza sin duda.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (7920) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2005
One of my great surprises of 2005. I didnít expect much from this one. The pour was obsidian with tons of floaties and a rich, medium, dark tan head. The aroma beckoned with huge spicy hops, tons of chocoff, dark malt. The taste was colossal; a mixture of heavy caramel/dark malt, coupled with chocoff, licorice, some almonds, blackstrap molasses. Very dense, complex, multi-faceted palate, with tons of complexity and balance. After I finished, I noticed concentric lace rings all the way down the glass. This one is very much like Alpha Klaus, but Iíd call it even a bit better. One of the best beers I have had all year so far, one of the best porters I have ever had, and Iíll be going back to clean out every local distributor that has this. I want more of this in a bad way.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2005
This is a great looking and tasting beer. The alcohol is hardly noticeable in the taste but you can feel itís warming effects right from the start. Very dark brown in color with a tan lasting head. Very complex flavors including chocolate and fruit. Another outstanding beer from this brewery.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 A great beer. When I poured it I tried to look through it with some light. No way. This one is thick, Rich brown head and a roasty taste. Flavorful and rich on the palate. Aftesrtaste was a smoothe sweet coffee. Drunk all 4 and got drunk!


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