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RATINGS: 2410   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


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky pitch black with a large (2-3 finger) medium brown creamy head that had awesome retention, lasting until the end and producing some excellent clingy spotty lacing. The aroma was nice and robust of a roasted chocolate malt, a mild resin hop and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of bitter-sweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee, molasses and a quite pronounced scent of alcohol. The taste was bold and roasty with a sweet acidic malty flavor that had hints of molasses and chocolate at first and then having a nice bitter sweet coffee flavor take hold with a very strong alcohol presence at the end. The flavor hung on for a decently long time letting one enjoy the nice mocha coffee flavor and a nice alcohol warming sensation. Mouthfeel was a solid medium in body with the texture being a bit oily yet a little dry towards the end with the carbonation being quite lively. Overall a nice strong, bold and roasty brew with a good rounding of flavors and a kickin’ alcohol finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (359) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Bottles @ home. Vertical of bottles bought 2011 vs 2015 (BB dates 2013 and 2016). While 2011 has a medium head, 2015 has a large and large bubbled head. Color is dark brown to black. 2011 A: vinous with cocoa & delicious milk chocolate O’boy, dates, wood and some caramel, dark bread. 2015 A: Roasted smooth maltiness, red fruits, caramel, tropical fruits. 2011 T: Sweet taste with medium carbonation, notes of milk chocolate O’boy up front, red fruits, dates, hints of vanilla & raisins (but not as vinous as aroma). Lingering cocoa and dark bread, earth and a hint of oranges. 2015 T: Roasted and sweet with medium to high carbonation. notes of dark chocolate, raisins, plums. Lingering red fruits, oranges, dark chocolate and a refreshing and assertive grape bitterness. While i doubt the recipe is exactly the same it’s suffice to say that the 2011 vintage has aged really well and receive the higher score

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
TEJA (1525) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Big and long lastning brown head. Fresh hoppy aroma but only tiny roasted malt aroma. Mild roasted malt taste and a mild and light body for an imperial porter.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (489) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Aromas of roasted coffee, roasted malts, licorice, toffee and cacao are all present. Bitter on the palate with a touch of sweetness. Great bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (114) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
355ml bottle. Brown-black with one finger beige-brown head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel, roasted coffee and piny, resiny hops. Nice hop punch in the taste, citrus and grapefruit mostly, followed by roasted malts and coffee. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation, some alcohol noticeable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clockk (72) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
Alto Amargor. Con olores a chocolate y ron. Sabores a chocolate y alcohol que se nota en boca

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (302) - - APR 11, 2015
Pours a deep brown body with a medium beige head. Hoppy aroma with malty tones. Rich taste with a nice bitterness and complex tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (358) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Aroma is slightly burnt malts, strong coffee and hard liquor. Taste is like a porter on steroids, with all the characteristics that apply to that. What I like mainly with this one is that it’s so powerful and tasty, yet balanced and held back, it never tips over to the super-extreme side. The touch of salty licorice that comes in the end is magnificent and when the aftertaste sets in with that subtle bitterness, I touch myself inappropriately.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (351) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
One of the more interesting beers from flying dog. Rich and coffee like heavy and deep black. You should know that it’s gonna bite back. Bottle

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (280) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
Flaska från SB. Svart med tjockt beige skum. Doft av choklad och vin. Mycket vin i smaken med en del choklad och kaffebeska.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
Old rating. Love the label. Silly smooth, smoky, coffee, chocolate. Some sweet booziness. Everything you want in a porter.


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