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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Incredible aroma and dark black pour with a smooth and balanced taste and moderately warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1414) - - SEP 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-24-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance –Pours a deep brown color, bordering on black, with a big two finger billowy brown colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a very light level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is big of roasted and sweet smells. The roasted aromas are a nice blend of toasted malt, coffee, and cocoa with the sweeter smells being a mix of milk chocolate and a strong caramel aroma. Along with these smells comes the barrel aromas of a woody smell as well as a good showing of some boozy whisky. Overall the aroma is of a pleasant roasty and boozy nature. Taste – The taste begins with a sweet caramel and chocolate flavor mixed with lots of roasted malt taste. As the taste moves on the caramel fades with more roastiness coming to the tongue. The roasted flavors are a mix of a toasted malt and coffee with the coffee taking on a more bitter and intense flavor as the taste moves toward the end. Along with the roasted and coffee flavors getting stronger, a woody barrel and boozy whisky flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle and the end. All in all, with the mix of flavors, a warming, somewhat bitter, coffee and roasted boozy taste is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Bother are quite nice for the roasted and boozy flavors and make for a nice slow sipper with a great warming feel. Overall – A big robust porter with a sweeter start and more bitter and roasted finish all with a good showing of whisky and woody flavors. A nice slow sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (3443) - 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."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2225) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zwiebel88 (144) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6700) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3975) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garlic_of_Doom (471) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1646) - 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.

4.3
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
serjaymz (82) - 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..


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