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RATINGS: 2593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jb (3136) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5189) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Bottle. Pours a rich dark black color with a medium creamy tan head. Gives the immediate impression of a big Stout. Aroma of roasted hops, malt and coffee. Taste of slightly bitter dark chocolate and mild citrus. Has a very creamy mouthfeel and finishes with a bit of hop bitterness. A complex, delightful brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (2098) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2006
opaque black brown liquid with a very fine head of tan foam. Nose is of carmel and roasted malt with a hint of sweetness. Beer is a good bitter just a little dry nice round cloying acrid notes. very good beer. Finish is controlled bitters. Body is silky and just a little fizzy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1686) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle at LCRBM 2, Kulminator, Antwerp, Belgium
Murky, black body. Off-white head. Intense aroma of malts (coffee). Quite plain aroma, but very ok. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Very well balanced. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14554) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted coffee, fruit, chocolate. Flavour is roasted, coffee, hop, fruit, chocolate. bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2006
Bottled at Plain Kitchen, Gothenburg. Dark black (!?) beer with a large, dense, tan head. Chocolate, coffee, licorice and some alcohol in the aroma.The flavor has chocolate, coffee, licorice, burnt malt and sweet, fruity notes. The body could be fuller, but it is definately not thin. Quite mouth-drying with a very long coffee-bitter finish. (060824)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Draught. Pours black with amber edges and a smallish tan head. The nose is quite malty with lots of raisin, chocolate, caramel, and a faint hint of espresso. Chewy mouthfeel. It has a strong smoky steak flavor with chocolate and obvious Cascade hops. The hops leave a sticky citrus aftertaste. Pretty good, but the cascade and chocolate combination lingered in my mouth literally for hours after drinking it and became annoying after a while.

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