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RATINGS: 792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Hunter S. Thompson once said, "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Consider this our professional version of Gonzo Imperial Porter. Aged and seasoned for three months in wood barrels from our neighbors at Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, this ale has a well-balanced taste and abundance of character. The taste will remind you of sweet chocolate, dry oak, and smooth whiskey with a memorable, velvety mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"750 - nice presentation. Generous head, especially for a barreled beer. Like the classic Gonzo, a little rough around the edges with the fizziness and aggressiveness of the flavors (not to mention whiskey instead of, say, a smoother bourbon) but therein lies the charm. It’s what I expected and hoped for. Pretty sweet, but a good balance of booze, roast, chocolate, a hint of tartness and hops."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2515) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Draft @ beer temple. Great beer. Basis is of course the delicious Gonzo beer, with its strongly roasted malt and notes of chocolate. The barrel aging gives the beer a delicious boozy depth of oak and whiskey. Very soft mouthfeel and a warm velvet aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zwiebel88 (285) - GERMANY - AUG 26, 2014
Dunkelbraun bis schwarz im Glas mit dunkelbrauner, kleine SChaumkrone. In der Nase Whiskeyfässer, Eiche, Vanille, Kakao, Kaffe, dunkle Schokolade und etwas dunkle Früchte. FANTASTISCH. Am Gaumen Kaffee, Eiche, Röstmalz, viel Bitterschokolade, Süße, dunkle Früchte, im Abgang Kafee. Sehr cremig, herausragendes Bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
bottle, from zly casy in prague. jet black with a thin brown head; aroma of bitumen, vanilla shake, licorice; plenty of ashy bitterness with light stonefruit and more woody vanilla coming through. rich and enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4321) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 30, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some caramel sweetness, light chocolate and coffee notes, some bourbon and oak and vanilla, and light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything but just slightly too sweet for my preference. Smoother texture. A solid beer, but could probably be aged longer and more balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garlic_of_Doom (517) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours almost black, a huge beige rests down to a thin film/ring. Aroma hits with raisins at first, then bourbon, alcohol and some sweetness. Taste has bourbon, dark chocolate, slightly tart notes, sweetness, wood. Full body, high soft carbonation, smooth and velvety. Warming after taste.
A really nice take on the regular Gonzo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1855) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
Smak och doft av humle, malt, mörk choklad, karamell, kaffe, ekfat, torkad frukt, bourbon, vanilj med toner av rök. Kraftfull, rund och len, lagom sötma, fin samupplevelse med fin bitterchokladbeska som avrundar det hela.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gijonudobeer (23) - SPAIN - JUL 6, 2014
Una auténtica bomba. Todo lo bueno de Gonzo pero con el toque de la madera.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
serjaymz (97) - Istanbul, TURKEY - JUN 20, 2014
Şişeden, @istanbul.. Kahverengi köpük çok kalıcı olmadı.. Bardakta simsiyah ve kremamsı.. Koku kompleks, kahve, tatlılık, çikolata tınıları ve hafif karamel.. Viski fıçılarında beklediği belli.. Tadım görüntüsüne nazaran tatlı, çikolata ve meyve tınıları var. kremamsı dolgun bir içim hakim..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (375) - USA - JUN 3, 2014
2013 poured into a snifter darkest of brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon toffee. Flavor is chocolate whiskey so smooth....finish of sweet vanilla. What a wonderful blend so well done. Liquid velvet!

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