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RATINGS: 2576   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 don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85

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3.9
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Okay, one more shot with Flying Dog. This is actually really good. Nearly black pour with brown edges, short tan head. Coffee and chocolate in the aroma mixed with smoke and burning rubber. Huge taste. Lots of coffee and chococlate again, but mixed with a generous amount of hops. The bitterness of the hops, coffee, and crystal malt is excellent, but somehow kept balanced with a sweet back. Tasty.

4
bhensonb (16122) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Aroma of toasted chocolate malts, and some hop. Color of Guiness with a decent dark tan head. Starts with a bit of tar and chocolate. Coffee arrives, and finally some toasted malt like the old, genuine Guiness. Very substantial mouthfeel. A silky tribute to a smooth dude.

4.4
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Pours dark brown, almost black with a light brown head. Aroma of hops and malt, flavor is malty, hops, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Very good.

3.3
troopie (2531) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Lovely looking black bear with a lasting tan head. Aroma of malt and hops, alcohol and chocolate with a whiff of something else, was it basset hound? beagle? some other kind of wet, long eared dog? Full chocolate and malty mouth with a hoppy finish. Much alcohol warmth calling for sipping.

3.5
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Black. A very nice smooth beer that is creamy and rich. Has a slightly smoky flavor to it. Christmas present from the wife.

4.5
Quevillon (3206) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2006
Bouteille de 355 ml (12 oz) par HogTownHarry (#800). Noir pure, collet moyen beige. Arome de réglisse noir et de petit fruits légèrement sucré. Goût de malte fruité, de petit fruits murient, réglisse noir avec un peu d’houblon doux.

4
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
This is really good. Black with a tan head. Very smooth. It does not taste like it is 9.5%. Very malty and smooth.

4.1
PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2006
This stuff is different. Pours a thick oily black with a chocolate milk colored head that fades to a lacing. Has a big aroma, and it’s weird. Since it’s unique I enjoyed it. Barbeque sauce like, huge smokeyness, almost vinegary, underlying dark chocolate, olives, and paint thinner. The flavor is almost tart at first. Has almost a tart citusey beginning. There’s a lot going on in the flavor. Zuchinni, paint thinner, liquid smoke, licorice (anise), steak sauce, gritty unsweetened dark chocolates, nice dry earthy hops in a huge smokey dry finish. This is a beer that takes more than a few sips to understand or evaluate it. The alcohol is very well hidden. A different and enjoyable porter.

4.5
kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Fantastic dark brown, almost black pour with a dark brown head. Aroma of malt and hops. Great taste, excellent hoppy finish. One of my favorites of this style.

4.5
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Bottle. Wow! Big hoppy aroma balanced by a a strong malt flavor with a citrusy aftertaste that lingers on the tongue.


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