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RATINGS: 2398   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 don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gary (1502) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 (original ratting 2008) Great to purchase in UK stores . I had this in a session of several robust American ales, so was some what ’fucked up’ but my nonsensical notes liked this. rerate In some American stouts/porters, I don’t dig the boxing match between floral hops and roast malt , but but but this beer has the unity spot on ...harmony between big rich hops and powerful roasty notes . I think this is a great ,great -great American beer .
(r8) chocolate covered raisins ,plum and roast malt doing the conga with floral hop zest grapefruit ... oh fuck this is great .consistently one of my favorite beers over the years . I can get this any time @ /in the local hood-ghetto neighbourhood of Hanwell. Yes!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
lassewan (44) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2009
Nightblack, with steddy foam. Smelles of dried fruit, coffee and herbes. Extremely long duration of aftertaste. One of the top 5 beers I have tasted.

   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, I’m a huge fan of this beer. Has a terrific aroma of coffee and roasted malts. What makes this beer even better is it’s balance between it’s ABV and its flavor. What a great beer.

   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 ’Total Wine & More.’ 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ketilgr (7) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kapusil (680) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Monchito_IPA (163) - SPAIN - AUG 11, 2013
Muy oscura, realmente espesa, de cuerpo muy robusto. Espuma escasa y oscura. Aroma muy complejo, café, algo de tabaco y finalmente llenando toda la nariz aparece el delicioso aroma del lúpulo para alegrarnos la noche. Sabor intenso a malta tostada, dulce, con un ligero toque afrutado. En el retrogusto domina el lúpulo. Una delicia oscura como el sobaco de un cuervo.

   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 café. Una gran cerveza sin duda.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopusfocus90 (9) - - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
un pezzo di cuore...UN PEZZO DI CUORE. si fottano i 75 caratteri e i finti tecnici della birra.

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