overall
99
95
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2559   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Nice deep brown body with a tan head. Good body and taste, caramel with chocolates ending in coffee. Very nice overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndrewC (357) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2006
A lovely copper cream coloured head with a rich cherry smell. Soft, creamy, mouth feel with a sweet cherry flavour quickly followed by rich burnt coffee flavours. A warm alcholic burnt coffee finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2006
12oz. Bottle: Smells of alcohol, caramel, malt, roast, choclate and mocha. Poured black and opaque. Creamy, dark brown head did not last. Excellent lacing. Flavors of dark choclate, mocha and roast dominate. You can really taste the black and choclate malts. Medium sweet and lightly bitter. Full body. Average carbonation. Long, roasty-choclate finish. Good, but a little too sweet. Could be a little better balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a dark rich brown color with minimal tan head which dissipates to bubbles around edges of glass. Aroma is of rich malt, chocolate, cherry and alcohol. Fizzy on the tongue. Oily texture. Taste is of rich malt and moderate hops bitterness, alcohol, chocolate, caramel and some sour notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle: Pours a dark-chocloate brown with a thin tan head, chocolate, cherries, coffee, caramel, and sweet malts in the aroma, starts and ends lightly bitter with hops shining through, oily,slick mouthfeel with a nice alcohol burn at the end. Watch out, we are entering bat country.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 Black with creamy tan head(stayed to the last sip) The aroma is of coffee, hops and dark chocolates. Complex taste of roasted malts,coffee ,hops,and chocolate. Fizzy mouthful. This is a very hoppy baltic porter. Tastes like an IPA mixed with an imperial stout. The alcohol is well hidden,although my wife said I smelled like liquor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 30, 2006
12 oz bottle marked "VINTAGE 06A". Dark, dark, sable - just shy of black. Big brown head, tons of thick brown lace. Reading other ratings, about 6 months of age must have really knocked the hops down on this, because they are only slightly detectable in the nose, a mild resinous pine. Mostly chocolate scents remain, touches of charcoal. Flavor is mildly sweet, milk chocolate, light cinnamon notes, hints of charcoal, coffee and dark fruit. Thick body, very full mouth, mildly creamy. Mildly bitter finish, more chocolate. Very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Fabulous. Just fabulous. Bitter chocolate, complex malt, smooth and complex.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jb (3007) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Bought this on a whim dropping my son off for college in Columbus. What a nice whim. Appearance couldnt be any better. Dark beer, but with prominent reddish highlights. Thick thick foam with a homemade look and feel. Chocolate, and a strong hop aroma are what I get in the nose. Very sweet chocolate malt taste luckily balanced by a nice amount of hops in the body. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle at The Rake, London. Black, small creamy head. Wonderful bitter chocolate aroma with added fruitiness. Flavours are pure bitter chocolate, potent and delicious. Medium carbonation, good body. Another great beer from this Colorado brewery.


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