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RATINGS: 788   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2984) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle 0.335l at home. BBE 17.11.13. Colour is black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some chocolate, alcohol and roasted malts. Quite oily, roasty and reminds little bit of red wine.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (858) - - JAN 9, 2014
Un’ottima base che, barricata, raggiunge le vette dell’eccellenza. Aroma penetrante che allude al gusto torbato, con note di caffé, cioccolata e vaniglia, che si trascinano dietro un ricordo leggermente amaro. Caro scheletro col cappello da cowboy, sei un vero duro.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 3, 2014
Csak a jó sör, Budapest. Igazán fekete színe van, habja igen krémes, méretes és kitartó. Illata whiskys, vaníliás, pipadohányos, fás, fűszeres, kakaóporos. Ízében is jönnek ezek a jegyek, sok fűszerrel, fával, cseresznyével, fekete csokoládéval, igen likőrösen. Olajos, sűrű teste van, nem túl buborékos. Utóíze alkoholos, fás, kesernyés és igen száraz. Remek sör, talán egy kicsit az alkohol lóg ki belőle túlságosan.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1514) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
On tap. Pour is close to black with a thin brown head that fades quickly. Aroma is very roasty and malty with notes of smoke, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor is of caramel, roasted coffee, vanilla, and faint whiskey. Some slight booze in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tsekouratos (324) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 30, 2013
330 ml bottle from Bierzwerg, Germany. Black color with a brown head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate, with burnt sugar and dark fruits. Pretty much the same taste with dark notes of maybe liquorice. Mouthfeel was nice. Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Excellent beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
From notes at bier baron in dc A: black - no light passes here. Single finger mocha head sticks around. Near cobweb lace. S: coffee, cocoa, vanilla, dry flour, oats, black cherry, molasses. T: see above. Add raisins and hints of toffee. M: actually a bit thin for the style IMO. Low carb. Slight slick on the finish. O: good beer. Not widely available in my area, but if was I would throw a couple in the cellar. Serving type: on-tap 06-23-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (562) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with thick tan head. One of the few where the whiskey may overpower the beer, but it’s not a bad thing in my opinion. Cane sugar, molasses, plum, some cocoa. Nice creamy texture. Very smooth. Glad I stocked up on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (445) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2012 bottle. Pours deep black with a brown head that dissipates to only leave a fine layer of foam and a ring that hugged my glass. The aroma is of rich roasted malts, weak smoke, vanilla, define chocolate scent, moderate sweet whiskey intensity, and wood notes from the aging. The flavor is of bitter cocoa, carmel malts, roasted crystal malts, vanilla, and a mild whiskey taste that is not overpowering. The finish has a mild to moderate bitterness, pleasant booze, and a nice dryness. Overall a fine brew and one that gets better with age.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dawit1969 (28) - SPAIN - DEC 10, 2013
Probada en botella de 33 cl.De apariencia negruzca con toques color rojizo a la luz; aromas a madera y whisky. En sabor aparece gusto a bourbon, caramelo y toffe. El alchol se presenta desde un inicio y tapa un poco de los sabores a malta.Final seco y amargo...una cerveza potente al estilo de Flying Dog, pero que me ha decepcionado un poco.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (241) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
On tap at Doerak (04-12-2013). Black with a medium sized brown head. Aroma of bourbon, alcohol, and a hint of chocolate. Taste of sweet bourbon, with warming alcohol. The bourbon becomes a bit much on the long run, but a good brew non the less.


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