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RATINGS: 810   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TGLBeer (10) - Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2007
750ml bottle. This is the best Imperial porter to date. Balance, Harmony, beautiful. This takes the original Gonzo, and adds a little character to it. The slight vanilla and oak taste opens this beer up. Any bourbon drinker will taste the added beauty in the finish with the slight Alcohol taste that not present in the regular gonzo. Coffee (light) Dark bakers chocolate (light ) and an alcohol taste ( light). A great beer, and a fine testament to an amazing brewery. The do not let down. Enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Vanilla and oak on the nose. Pours black with no head. Bourbon up front, oaky, good chocolate malt flavor with some bitter coffee in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Tap GABF 2007 aged in stranahans whiskey barrels. Jet black pour w/ tan head, good lace. Sweet butter, vanilla, whiskey & oak aroma. Touches of brown sugar and oddly hoppy. For a BA dry hopped and grassy was a surprise. Well coated thick palate. Light whiskey buttered toffee, roast malt touch of chocolate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5628) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2007
750 ml expensive ass bottle shared at Glouglouburps rooftop tasting. Perfect looking with a viscous looking super dark black body and a large tan dense as a storm cloud head. Aroma of oak, semi-sweet chocolate, sour cherries, alcohol and a slight bit of funk. Palate has a lot of alcohol warming, a bit too much for my taste, and a medium palate with light carbonation. Flavor is dominated by alcohol but underneath that there is some detectable wood, chocolate and dark fruit sweetness. Perhaps a little more cellaring time will help the alcohol fade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Poured an opaque black color with a large tan head. The aroma was woody and dry with light smoke. Then came vanilla and mild to moderate whiskey. There was also a good amount of sweet roasted malt but it took a little while to show. The flavor was of sweet roasted malt, chocolate, light vanilla, and light alcohol. Very good balance. Nice warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Poured nearly jet black. A thick tan head. Oaky and vanilla in nose. Dark Chocolate, oak, coffee, vanilla, caramel and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2007
750 ml bottle thanks to xnoxhatex for brining this to andrew’s Bachelor party. We put this up against the regular gonzo. Pours a dark black with a beige head that laces away. Oaky vanilla nose with lots of alcohol, bourbon, and brown sugar. Sweet flavors of brown sugar, chocolate, alcohol, bourbon, dark fruit, and a dryness from alcohol and sweet bourbon. The alcohol is really too much here putting this out of balance and a little difficult to enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, as well as light notes of soy sauce and alcohol.The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, and alcohol, leading to a slgihtly burn finish with notes of spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5673) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Looks awsome, should get a six. Flavor is very sweet, so much so that it’s too much for me. Vanilla, woody, nutty but just not my bag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Thanks to TomDecapolis for sharing this bottle on brew day with egajdzis... Appears a dark brown, near black with red edges when held to the light. A fluffy tan head slowly fades into a soapy head of foam. Mild foam is left around the glass. Smell is of oaky caramel, cocoa, rum, nice bitter woodsy hoppiness. Taste is of the aromas with a standout of cocoa, oak, vanilla, fruity black grapes, and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spritzy, sweet up front, complex with wood, cocoa nibs, and vinuos uunder tones.

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