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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ RBESG 09 Grand Tasting @ [ The Harlequin, Sheffield, England. ]
Clear dark black color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, wood, licorice, light vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration, good balanced. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. [20090719]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40482) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG07. From 75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a chocolate brown head. Aroma is fruity hoppy. Clear barrel note, malty, sweet, slight citric. Malty finish going slight dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34376) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
Draught. Pitch black coloured with a huge beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of chocolate, oak and vanilla. Roasted flavour of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and oak. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2009
Bottled@ChrisO. Rubyish red colour, small brown head. Aroma is very beautiful oak, vanilla, plum, sweet malts, liquorice and mild roasted notes. Flavour is even more oaked, slightly plummy and mildly syrupy. Balanced and lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Pours a clear, opaque black with a dense, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and vanilla. Solid body, roasted and burned malt accents. Ends with a dry bitterness. The barrel aging doesn’t really shine through here which is a bit unfortunate. 090507

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23524) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2009
Bottled at Sorbon, Bromma, Stockholm. Opaque black, rich beige head. Fruity nose with vanilla/oak and coffee/licorice. Sweet and full bodied with syrup and coffee as ell as bourbon and molasses. Sugar and bourbon grows to dominate. On the surface it acts just as the top examples of the highly praised concept of bourbon barrel aging dark ales. A closer inspection reveals a stickyness and fruitiness, and it lacks elegance. It is tasty, but still feels like a poor photo copy of a masterpiece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty sweetish vanilla aroma with hints of chocolate and licorice. Roasted malty woody vanilla and chocolate flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty slightly woody bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
18th July 2008. A complex porter with no bitterness or dryness. Smooth chocolatey dark malt with a pleasant sour tang presumably coming from the whiskey. The barreling adds another dimension. A lovely porter that can stand shoulder to shoulder with a lot of RISs out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21619) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009... Deep black ... roast malt nose ... big roast ... little sweet hop ... lots of toffee ... bit unbalanced....
tk 2 at home ... quick rating ... in my head it was totaly 3.4 bog standard... ok but a bit blah ... very toffee some oak

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