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RATINGS: 2582   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (759) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Aroma: intensely malty and roasty - quite good; Appearance: pitch black with tan head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: very smooth, lots of complexity; boozy and roasty; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet-bitter finish; Overall: quite good; would buy again if wanting an imperial porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Taschert (12) - FRANCE - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Black beer with very long lasting brown head. Malted,toasted, coffe, caramel aroma with a hint of aromatics hops. A surprising bitter taste with a strong roasty coffe full mouth. Even better at room temperature. A long bitter end. [08/2016]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (903) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 28, 2016
Nice roasted malts and noble hops aroma. Dark brown black with fluffy tan head. A nice chocolatey porter with a switch to bitterness after. Long bitterness a nice mix of hops and bitter coffee taste. Complex and full of character. Great porter, big bold take on the style, great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (211) - ITALY - JUL 27, 2016
35cl bottle, snifter. Pours a huge, creamy, frothy and dark beige head, full black appearance. Smells sweet roasted, licorice, aromatic hops, with some hints of wood and vanilla. Tastes huge cocoa, mellow espresso, caramel, light smoked, with some delicate citrus notes. Medium to high sweetness and medium bitterness, balanced but a bit more on the sweet side, strong sweet and roasted malty character but with a balancing fresh hop profile. Medium bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation, semi dry and light smoked finish. This would be a perfect match with some italian "scorzette darancia", which are candied orange stripes covered in dark chocolate (with the peel), chocolatey and citrusy. Gets better as it reaches room temperature, feels half way between a porter and a black IPA, nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zekso (24) - POLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Czarne nieprzejrzyste. W aromacie dominuje czekolada z lekkimi nutami śliwki lub podobnego owocu, nieco kawy. W smaku sporo paloności jak na porter - głwnie w goryczce, czekolada i kawa robi jednak solidną robotę. Mamy też lekką kwaśność. Piwo naprawdę przyzwoite lecz moc jego szybko robi swoje.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Horal (14) - - JUL 20, 2016
Flasove.Tmavohnede az do ciernej.Pena pekna,husta,hneda.Vona po cokolade,kave.V chuti plne,tmava cokolada,kava,jemne alkohol.Velmi dobre tmave pivo,podla mojho nazoru ale skor imperial stout ako porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WaddlingPlatypus (153) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
355ml bottle at the Head of Steam, Durham. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Aromas of dry coffee and dark roasted malts. Flavours of light red berries, and acrid woodsmoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ManVsBeer (9200) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle from Hoults Wine Merchants, Huddersfield. Black with an extremely thin head. Has a strength but its sweet dark roasted malts provide plenty of taste. It has a decent nose in this respect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (2043) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2016
12fl oz bottle at home from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Nose is roasted malt. Body is pitch black, head is big, brownish, creamy rocky, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, mild coffee, roasted malt, dried fruits, cocoa, hint of smoke, old wood. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting chocolate roasted medium to heavy bitter. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Great dessert beer, simple but tasty, nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (1323) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2016 Bottle, pours black with a fluffy tan head. Loads if dark chocolate and espresso, burnt sugar, caramel, citrus, cocos, tropical fruit notes. Dry, chocolaty and pretty roasty finish with some hot flashes. Sweet and bitter, full body. Perhaps a bit too sweet and too roasty, but quite nice nonetheless.

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