overall
99
95
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like Hunter S. Thompson...Gonzo Imperial Porter is deep and complex. This turbo charged version of the Road Dog Porter is mysteriously dark with a rich malty body, intense roasted flavors, and a surprisingly unique hop kick. With Gonzo weighing in at 9.2% ABV, it will bite you in the ass if you dont show it the proper respect. IBUs: 85

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Nice mix of chocolate malts and hops.Pours pitch black with a very big tan head.Get some slight chocolate along with some biting hops in the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with a good bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2006
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 Pours brown to black with a huge and cascading head. Good lacing. Retention is good, and the head turns rocky. A nicely toasted malt aroma. Taste of molasses, deep roasted coffee, and chocolate malts. Full body. Creamy texture. No taste of alcohol. Outstanding.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5636) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2006
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 On tap at the Trivia Pub in Moon Twp. Pours a very dark opaque brownish black. Very little aroma, probably due to the neat smelling cigar smoke that surrounded us. Initial bitter roasty impact. Little carbonation. Too much personality for my taste buds. Lingering bitter finish. This taste more like an imperial stout than porter. Well, I guess baltic porters do taste like light imperial stouts anyway. Probably will not buy again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (6179) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a medium foamy head with average retention. Aroma of roasted malt with some coffee and some vegetable kind of leave me puzzled. Taste is also a weird mix between roasted malt and a weird vegetable finish which doesnt really fit in there and I am still unsure where it came from (hops?). Body is too light for the style but alcohol is well hidden. Im not sure why this is rated so highly as I didnt see anything memorable in here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reedcd2 (47) - USA - NOV 27, 2006
Almost black body with a dark tan/copper lasting head. The hose was sweeter, more stoutlike compared to a suprisingly bitter taste. maybe not ideal bottle condition? some hops in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2006
Bottle. Pours a deep black body with a large fluffy brown-yellow head. Luscious aroma - silky chocolate roast, vibrant citrus hops, and chalky yeast. Pretty heavy - kind of like a cross between a porter and an american strong ale. Lots of American hoppiness- resiny almost. Then some chocolate and caramel roastiness appears along with some yeasty alcohol burn. The palate is quite chewy and substantial. Sticky finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - NOV 24, 2006
More of a stout than a porter really.. It was a dense black pour with a brown head. Thick and oily body, with full taste and a perfect amount of carbonation. The initial flavor was a discusting plastic, bandaid, and astringent cigar smoke with some wood in the background. I left it siting on the table to se if it would get better. I had it later with a chocolate ding-dong for desert. Woow. a complete 180! It was like biting into a roasted coffe bean, hops lingering everywhere, smokiness, vanilla and lots of cedar or oak? Some plastic, bandaid residues in the finish ruined it though. No alchohol or ether tastes to be found.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Pours black, only shows any other color if held up to the light, nice smooth tan head. Very rich and roasty nose, with some cherry, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and a touch of smokiness. Flavor shows of a nice blend of flavors like the nose, with a smooth palate and no excess alcohol showing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2006
Deep brownish with black shades and nice floffy head. Caramel, malt, mosvado sugar, toasted and a strange vanille-kind of taste. Nice carbonation! Cool Label!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1772) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Pours to an espresso roast appearance with that foamy golden brown head. Delicious aromas of black currant, vanilla and cognac. Tart flavors of more fruit and licorice, chocolate hints, walnuts, and lightly roasted coffee. Sort of a strawberries and cream general mouthfeeling, with alcohol well disguised. Flavorful and a tad too sweet, right there on the brink of excellence, but only the brink.


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