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RATINGS: 2602   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 dont show it the proper respect. IBUs: 85

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (4046) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 12 oz bottle pours black with a mocha colored head. Aroma of roasted malt with subtle hints of dark fruit and some toffee as it warms. Taste of molasses and black licorice upfront and then a turn to darker flavors of charred malt and dark chocolate covered espresso beans.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arfn (6) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2017 does not count
En riktigt komplex och god imperial porter. Svrt att pinpointa ngra exakta smaker pga dess komplexitet. En riktigt vlgjord l.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
19Oracolo78 (171) - ITALY - APR 21, 2017
Birra dal colore nero. Schiuma marrone, fine e persistente. Al naso malto toststo e caff. Al palato corposa, con note di caffe, liquirizia, cioccolato e malto tostato. Un birra eccelente mediamente carbonata con un grado alcolico elevato che gli dona un carattere liquoroso ma per niente stucchevole. Da non perdere...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
murzyn (186) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 18, 2017
Barwa czarna, piana średnia. Aromat kawy, wanilii, czekolady, W smaku dużo chmieli, popił, kawa, czekolada, drożdże, wanilia. Mega nachmielony. Alko niewyczuwalne. Super pifko

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaserov (523) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 17, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrn de tres dedos de grosor (cremosa y de muy buena retencin). Carbonatacin media tirando a alta, ms sutil en boca. Cremosa en boca. Aroma dulzn: malta torrefacta, cacao, caf, un toque especiado, alcohol. En boca es dulce, sin excederse, con la malta torrefacta muy presente, un toque de cacao (no capto caf en boca) y un final amargo y alcohlico (en el buen sentido) de larga duracin. No solo dura el amargor, tambin quema un ratillo en garganta y estmago. Rica y dura.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (1959) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 13, 2017
Opaque petroleum black. Beige head. Rich malty aroma. Dark malts, caramel, treacle, chocolate, fruit esters. Vinous. Very fine. Full body. Powerful malts, esters, chocolate, proper citric hopping. Awesome beer.

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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1841) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2017
This is a brew the good doctor could be proud of. Gonzo pours a near-opaque black with a tan, creamy head. Roasted malt, cocoa, and a bit of booze in the aroma. Flavor is damn complex and a bit hard to nail down. I got dark chocolate, licorice, coffee, some savory smoke, and herbal, earthy hops. Bittersweet all the way through. Body is thick, almost chewy, but surprisingly smooth for the 9.2%. "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, and insanity to anyone, but theyve always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (615) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2017
UPDATED: APR 11, 2017 Donkerzwart bier met dikke romige mokkakleurige schuimkraag die redelijk lang blijft en langzaamaan inzakt. Diep robuust aroma van chocolade, gebrande mout, noten. Volle smaak van espresso, licht noterig, rook, tabak, chocolade, hint vanille. Heel lange (koffie)bittere afdronk. Alles mooi in balans. Prachtvoorbeeld van een imperial porter !!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (2078) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 2, 2017
(Thanks Brandon, "Clownoisseur") Bottle. A- Black licorice, chocolate, soy, woody. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Seaweed, umami, cocoa, roasty, anise, mild bitterness, subtle smoke, soy. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- The flavor was a bit unique or maybe it was just me. Either way, I liked it. Has a strong umami side to it. Tasty but definitely different.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuanCC (74) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 26, 2017
Botella en 99Cervezas. Vierte en marrn oscuro ligeramente translcido aunque queda totalmente opaco en la copa. Espuma escasa como de caf y no muy persistente. Burbuja media y pequea. No demasiada adherencia. De intensidad media en nariz, da inmediatamente notas de caf y dulce de regaliz. Tambin hay melaza y un notable punto ctrico que le da un sorprendente frescor para este estilo. Complejidad media, muy bien equilibrada y francamente agradable en nariz. El alcohol no aparece por ningn lado a pesar de su graduacin (9,2% ABV). Magnfica! En boca se reproducen las notas ya vistas en nariz de forma muy consistente. El dulzor, la acidez y el franco amargor compiten entre s en un equilibrio muy bien logrado. La graduacin alcohlica tampoco es apenas perceptible en boca. Aparecen tambin notas de ciruela pasa. Gran sabor. La persistencia en boca es considerable. Conforme evoluciona, la acidez va desapareciendo y el dulce se vuelve ms tenue, dando preponderancia al amargo, aunque en ningn momento resulta excesivo o agresivo. El equilibrio se mantiene tambin aqu. De cuerpo medio y textura muy ligeramente spera (pero agradable, no obstante). De nuevo de forma sorprendente para el alcohol que tiene, resulta bastante refrescante. Una cerveza muy agradable de beber, muy bien equilibrada y en la que el alcohol slo se nota cuando te levantas de la mesa. Absolutamente recomendable.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours almost black with a brown head which laces well. The aroma is chocolate, coffee and some hops. The taste is full on, medium sweet, light bitter. Chocolatey with a citrus hop finish. Full bodied. A bit heavy on the chocolate at first but then the hops become more noticeable and this beer comes into its own. Really good.


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