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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gservo (23) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2009
i would never ever pass this up, ever, it is my favorite form of this porter , best mouth feel of any porter Ive ever had , it the right glass, it’s an experience

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TzR (4) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2011 does not count
Bottle. One of the best beers I’ve ever had and I still have got one left that has rested for over a year now (bought 4 of them initially). I absolutely love the "original" Gonzo and the time it spent in the barrel just added a great dimension to it. Nice dark colour with thick white foam. Lovely sweet flavour with hints of chocolate and an awsome oak finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cronkenhood (6) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2013 does not count
wow, no really , Wow! what a sexy beer . fantastic label. great aroma, delicate hints of whiskey, raisins, Christmas cake, as dark as dark can get . lovely soft carbination with a small but fluffy caramel head and a such a smoothing gentle mouth feel again with whiskey like flavours , bit sour , sweet and pleasing . will miss this when its gone :(

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2009
A healthy specimen delivering a rich hearty experience. A good head when poured with good aromatics. Medium nectar with excellent carbonation. Chocolate malts are prominent with a mild roast component. I do detect some whisky essence but not much. The finish is long and savory. I has a nice balance for such a big beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Incredible. Not too sweet, or overpowering. Smooth as silk that gives you a mouth full as well. The time aged in the barrels definitely helped out tons. Long Live Gonzo!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nisse666 (6306) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2010
Provdatum: 2009-09-15 Flaska 10 grader, blev godare med högre temp.... Mmm var bara tvungen att öppna den samma dag (delade med makan). D: kaffe, choklad, plommoncompot, brown sugar. U: fudgefärgad krona, vackra gardiner, sot svart dryck lite så där trögflytande. S: kaffe, choklad, plommoncompot, brown sugar, sweet bourborn, otroligt fin kropp, alkoholen märks inte alls av - precis vad som präglar en världsklass porter. Det enda som inte var världsklass var priset: 78 SEK/33 cl. Passar bäst till: On it’s own Förslag på öltyp: Porter Förslag på liknande öl: Bollox!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
750 mL bottle. Dark black with thick tan head. Floral aroma of chocolate, berries, whiskey and oak notes. Silky smooth mouth feel. Taste initially of sweet chocolaty roasted malt transitioning to a smooth whiskey and oak taste and finishing slightly alcoholic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdhunt76 (56) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Bottle. Wow. Amazing beer. $15 a bottle and worth every cent. Pours a deep dark mohagany with a HUGE frothy head (it took nearly 15 minutes to pour) whose lacingclung to the glass even after it was empty. Rich chocolatey and smoky malt flavors, layered with the beautiful tastes and aromas imbued by barrel aging: oak, vanilla, and just the right velvety smooth touch of whiskey. The aftertaste lingers on the palate like a whiskey-filled dark chocolate truffle. All of the harsh-edged aggressive elements of the Gonzo are mellowed, and become instead a rich, full boldness of character. The truly amazing thing about this brew is that even with its vast richness and complexity, all of the flavors are still so remarkably well-balanced. Outstanding beverage. Easily one of the best beers I have ever tasted.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1191) - Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Pours jet-oil black with a tight brown head. Smells like sweet chocolate and whiskey with faint maple flavor. Tastes like a roasty, chocolaty porter flavored whiskey; honestly tastes more like whiskey than beer, but still quite pleasant. Full-bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and very little mouth-carbonation, Flying Dog Wild Dog Barrel-Aged Gonzo finishes smooth, lightly sweet with a whiskey tingle and velvety; glorious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ICEatALAMO (1304) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2012
A vastly underrated beer if you ask me. The aroma is very welcoming with hints of bourbon. Probably the best BA Porter I have had. Comparable to any of the top rated BA Stouts that are so highly touted.

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