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RATINGS: 2547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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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3.8
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2006
Very nice looking warm black color with a with a creamy fhead on top that has the color of expresso foam. Aroma is coffee, caramel torrified nuts, chocolats (smooth black belgian style) chalk, sucre de pek, Dutch drop, dry fruits, and some herbal hints of amarican hops. The taste is drier than expected, it has a good balance and exposes a outspoken caracter of intens cold black coffee. When it warms up there are some fruity accents comming up allong with earthy touches of dead leafs and old wood. Afthertaste is not the most complex one but the balance is good and the alcohol is well hidden indeed.

2.9
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Poured out black from bottle. Head came up dark beige. Aroma was of malt and hops. Taste was of dark chocolate and burnte coffee and nuts. Somewhat strong at the end and not quit as smooth as there excellent Road Dog brew. Could do a better job in smoothness. Overall just a fair porter, no comparison to say Duck Rabbits Baltic Porter.

3.1
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Appearance was almost black, with a thick tan head and good lacing. Aroma was a very malty mix of chocolate and coffee. Taste was a little too overpowering of a mix of the same coffee and malty chocolate, and I thought the alcohol crept in a little too strongly, which affected the gfinish as well. This was the third beer I had tried at a Flying Dog beer tasting, and was just not that impressed. Maybe under different circumstances....

4.1
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2006
[Bottle - Johns Market, Portland Oregon] Deep dark brown with a dark brown head and a heavy malt nose. A awesome bite from strart to finish this was a truly great Imperial Porter. Strong with a lot of flavor and finishes very nice. Great Beer...

4.2
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Bottle. Pours out a deep black-tan with a mild creamy tan head with moderate lacing. Nose is very malty with elements of chocolate, coffee and surprisingly grape. Taste is thick bodied, creamy and malty with a fruity grape character that cuts through it lifting it up into a very drinkable beer. Very smooth going down with a fruity palate. Layers of complexity that marry very well.

4.1
ealdent (48) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2006
fairly bitter with a roasted coffee flavor and gentle, pleasant mouth feel. excellent finish and flavor. great near black color and decent head, all around awesome porter!

3.9
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2006
bottle. pitch black with tan head. nice lacing. suprisingly nug like hop aroma, some coffee but mostly hop. Big smoked finish. Reminds me of Alaskan Smoked Porter in its smoked flavor. this is very different though in its earthy hops. mellow chocolate, coffee grounds. sour malts are fairly strong. Truly unique. Cheers to that.

4.1
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Dark coffee hue–large frothy head, small bubbles – nose balance of bitter mocha , slight brown sugar , and vanilla a well– bitter and sweet balance is good, with bitter mocha and sweet milk chocolate , vanilla and caramel taste – frothy textured palate- sweet/bitter mocha , and chocolate aftertaste

3.8
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Wow, this beer was great! Havent had many porters, but this beer is on the top of my list. On tap at a locl bar. Pour is thick and dark as night. Slightly sweet taste, mildly bitter, roasted coffee, toffee, fruity, kick in the face delicious. The taste is filling and satisfying, and the abv will give you a run for your money. This is not a beer for regular lager beer drinkers, but I thought it was great!

4
anders37 (26699) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a large longlasting tan head. Roasted malty aroma with hints of chocolate and hops. Roasted malty flavor with hints of licorice, dark fruits and chocolate. Long warming malty aftertaste with some bitterness.


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