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RATINGS: 804   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.

GMCC2181's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1568) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 28, 2012
12oz bottle via StateLine. Pefect pour..... Dark black in color with monster mocha colored head. Nose of oak, whiskey notes, roasted malts, chocolate. Very well balanced Imperial porter.. Roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate notes, slight whiskey presence, oak notes, warming from the alcohol but not over the top. Medium to full bodied. Smooth and easy to drink for a high alcohol content brewski. Overall: Impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1910) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Heavy whiskey and cola flavors. A bit much for me, but I’d like to try it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (487) - - SEP 29, 2015
Super donker, mooi karamel kleurig schuim. Heerlijke wiskey vat geur. Iets te zoet qua smaak, maar de nasmaak is super. Whiskey, rook, hout, en iets droppigs. Lekker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1607) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Poursa dark brown with tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, oak, and some booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4786) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
On tap at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Dark brown body with thin head. Nose is alcy, woody, malty, roasted. Taste is also similar of booze, malts and caramel. Oily texture. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (807) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2015
On tap at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours dark color with a tan head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. The bourbon is intense. Flavor is oak, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Really good. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but it’s very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1957) - GREECE - JUN 26, 2015
330ml bottle. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, licorice, light chocolate, wood, alcohol, light fruity. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2270) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
On tap @ Beer Temple, sample size glass. Black color. Beige sticky head. Aroma’s of wood, tannines, whiskey, light chocolate. Retronasal it’s whiskey, alcohol, wood/tannines, light sweet. Flavor is light to moderate sweet, alcoholic/whiskey, light chocolate. Medium bodied. Finish has more whiskey, roasted malts, ground coffee, chocolate. A bit too much whiskey for my liking but if you’re int that...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2104) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Tap at beertemple, amsterdam. Black as night, nice brown head. Aroma has big roasty, licorice, wet wood, coffee. Full sweet roasty body, hint of smoke, wooden notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabah (283) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
I’ve tried Flying Dog a few times before this, and never really cared too much for them. Mainly tried their variety pack, IPA, and a brown ale I think. This was a little better than I expected....especially after paying the price. I didn’t think anything too special after I drank the first one, but the 2nd beer (another day of course) seemed a little smoother to me. A very dark brown, coffee black appearance with a mocha head. A pretty thick, heavy porter........strong too. This may have me curious to try some of their other beers again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (936) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
I had once written "holy explosion of flavor Batman" for this beer. It a tightly packed punch coffee and porter.

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