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RATINGS: 2595   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Near black, dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate malt, with roast and a slight grassy hop presence. Feels thin in the mouth, but still smooth -- not over carbonated or two thin like Road Dog. Flavor is completely dominated by the chocolate malt, but there is coffee and roastiness in the finish. Hop presence only balances -- little flavor. Probably the best Ive had from Flying Dog. Not excellent, but I dont mind Thompsons fist getting the money.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuanCC (61) - 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 (504) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wozap (840) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Pite na koniec daty przydatności. Czarne i gęste, piana brązowa, drobna, lekko zdobi szkło. Aromat czekolada i pralinki, za to w smaku dzieje się dużo. Ogrom gorzkiej czekolady i kawy, zwłaszcza na finiszu, wręcz kwaskowość kawowa jest i nuta palona, goryczka wyraźnie zaznaczona. Niskie nasycenie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopfenWeisse (1509) - - MAR 19, 2017
Really black colored beer with nice big lasting light brown color. Aroma is coffee, roasted. Flavor is coffee, hops, mint?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Piotrek4 (92) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Aromat to kakao i kawa pomieszane z wanilią. W smaku na początku jest trochę czekolady, pźniej wchodzi całkiem solidna jak na styl goryczka. Trochę brakuje ciała, ale generalnie jest wytrawnie czekoladowo-tytoniowo. Smacznie.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beern (68) - Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Pours jet black and completely opaque with a 2-finger lingering dark tan head and an aroma of sweet malt. Tastes of malt, milk chocolate and cocoa with a very mild finish hint of balanced sweetness and hops. The palate is viscous and full bodied and then some with minimal carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sun33 (24) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2017
Cerveza no muy equilibrada, destacando de primeras su graduacin para luego dejar amargor, matando el resto de posibles sabores.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Dark roast coffee, dry cacao, dark chocolate, toasted malts, light burnt molasses. Very dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More chocolate, black coffee, dark, dry, roasted malts, slightly burnt coffee, charcoal, soft carbonation, full bodied, bitter, burnt, dark roasted malts in the finish. Nice Imperial Porter, intense, powerful, complex. Bottle from Wine Rack, Chiswick.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rotin (1273) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle 0.355l. Dark red/brown colored. AROMA- chocolate, roasted malts, licorice, alcohol. FLAVOR- not dry, chocolate, roasted malts, pleasant alcohol presence. Fuller bodied.
Well balanced, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ascelja (1270) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 3, 2017
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Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is simple, but pleasant - chocolate and pralines, some fruity tones, mostly plums Taste is bitter, semi-dry. Again chocolate and pralines, alcohol, touch of coffee and fruits. Full body, low carbonation. Strange alcohol taste in finish.
Good, its for slow drinking sip by sip.


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