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RATINGS: 777   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4832) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
I think this came in a trade with jdb288. It is a 12 ounce bottle. This beer pours very dark with minimal head. A nice multicolored tan head. A nose full of rich whiskey and malts. Some chocolate. The flavor is just as the aroma would hint at. Some harshness from the whiskey and it feels a little powdery in the mouth. There is some charred wood. This is definitely a sipper and has a big whiskey kick. Despite so much going on in this beer my least favorite aspect was the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The look is wood, nice, malts, alcohol, bourbon, and chocolate. The look is reddish in color, brown colors, and a light beige head. The taste is wood, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate, and malt.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750 mL champagne bottle, corked and caged, courtesy of daknole which I would presume is a 2010 vintage. Cork broke upon opening. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a tiny brown head that quickly dissipates. Light soy sauce, a bit boozy whiskey, chocolate, anise aroma. Kind of thin body. Cola, plum, soy, dark chocolate, very woody, a touch fruity, whiskey flavor. This one’s time has passed. Hope to re-rate with a slightly less old bottle sometime in the future.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachrymalisis (382) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
good. thick, roasty, vanilla, hot booze is a little off-putting and acrid. worth a try if it’s available.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1020) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
2011 vintage. Very smooth. Velvety darkness with the whiskey notes rolling off the tongue.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Legionaris (2) - - OCT 26, 2013 does not count
Viss doft av dill, smörig arom. Nästan ingen kolsyra, skum vid ena kanten av glaset, skummar knappt vid upphällning. Det lilla skum som finns är ljust knäckfärgat. Väldigt mörk och inbjudande men släpper fortfarande igenom ljus. Väldigt fyllig smak som sprider sig i munnen och ligger kvar länge. Någon lätt och väldigt svag alkoholton framträder i eftersmaken, knappt påtaglig. Söt värmande smak med smöriga/kolaaktiga toner. Smak ifrån (något som jag gissar) fatet det legat i.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1324) - - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma is mostly whiskey. Taste is bourbon, chocolate and caramel. Alcohol is well-masked. Silky rich palate. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (1405) - WALES - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle BB Nov 2013, as ’Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter’, no mention of ’Wild Dog’. The pour seems a bit thicker than the base beer. Black with a decent foamy tan head that endures. Looks good. Smells of raspberry jam, some strawberry, whisky. Mouthfeel is medium to full, slightly foamy. Taste is fairly whisky heavy, peat, slight vanilla, some background coffee bean, salt. Soft tannins in the aftertaste. The base beer has been overwhelmed by the barrel aging, but it’s not sharp. Alcohol is not noticeable. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Well done.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radzik5555 (246) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Butelka 033L.
Wygląd: Ciemne prawie nieprzejrzyste z rubinowymi refleksami. Piana ciemno beżowa bujna z ładnym kożuszkiem na wierzchu.
Aromat: W zapachu nuty palone i winne, delikatnie wyczuwalny alkohol ale ładnie się wkomponowuje. Jak na taka ilość alkoholu to świetnie zamaskowany.
Smak: W smaku jak połączenie porteru z winem, lekko kwaśne. Na finiszu przyjemna goryczka wzmocniona alkoholem. Mocno rozgrzewające przełyk.
Całość: Świetne piwko ale wybitnie degustacyjne z uwagi na intensywność aromatów i wysokiej zawartości alkoholu.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (409) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2011 Vintage. Ar: Edgy whiskey - char and wood - some cherry. Ap: Deep brown, opaque - almost no head, a thin ring of tan foam. T: Lots of whiskey and booze - cocoa and char - medium-low bitterness - whiskey-soaked wood - dried cherry and tobacco. P: Medium-full body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry. O: Lots of whiskey flavor here, very bold - matches well with the big flavors of the base beer.


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