Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Share this beer with friends!
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

llyons37's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llyons37 (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Dark black pour from bottle with no head. Small ring of tan foam around the top. Excellent smell of chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of alcohol. Taste immediately hits the alcohol but finished with a great roasty malt that lingers. I agree with rustbucket0873, it is very smooth for being so strong. Good people do indeed drink good beer. HST, you are missed, especially at Super Bowl time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1599) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown color with a thick foamy beige head. Aroma of peat, coffee and oak. Sweet roasty taste of licorice with some bitterness.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gdubu493 (44) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Wow! Dark chocolate pour. Malted coffee. Roasted chocolate taste. Dry but left you wanting more. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2724) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Applejack. Black appearance with a light brown head, lingering with sticky lacing. Roasty and malty with notes of sweet chocolate and light coffee. Medium to full body. A solid imperial porter, probably the best beer Iíve had from them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatthijsE (916) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle @ home. Deep dark brown with mocha head. Aroma is smoky, toasted malt, semi-sweet chocolate, and a hint of raisin. Taste is mild and balanced. Full body for a porter, nice and creamy. Soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (930) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Black with perfect beige head. Coffee , hop , roasted malt in aroma . Roasted malt and coffee dominate in taste , light chocolate notes. Strong roasted bitterness in finish ; long, bitter aftertaste .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
astanford (12) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
bread, roasty, barnyard, earthy, leaves, smoke, woody, black, frothy, tan foam, cloudy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, thick feel, lively,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours black with a dark tan head. Plenty of coffee, liquorice, all with a well balanced fruity hop kick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (72) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
From a bottle, black and opaque with tan head and light carbonation. Creamy texture with bitter chocolate and hops notes to the malty taste, leading to a brief nicely bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Florya (454) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
How: Bottle. Where: At my home,local bars etc. Aroma: High-end chocolate, coffee, malty. Appearance: Dark as the night. Taste: Sweet and som smoky tones Palate: Full body with a long finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKORN (208) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours black with a thin off white head. Mild aroma that I canít place. Chocolate, charred malt, pine, liquorice and finishes with a mild bitter. Good beet

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 240

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50