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RATINGS: 2595   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Great look after the pour with a nice tan head. Smells and tastes increasingly hoppy which balances exquisitely with the flood of malt undertones. Really dont get many different flavors from it, but very much enjoyed the hop balance of this strong porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPC1524 (177) - Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2016
Black pour with small tan head. Aroma is powerful with coffee and roasted malts. Taste is similar with intense coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate with a warming whack of alcohol at the end. Heavy body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2010
12 oz bottle. Dark and thick. Sweet and hoppy. Quite a good beer. Would definitely drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Pours a dark brown with light brown head. Rich and malty aroma. Rich malt backbone with roasty and coffee notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Great beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Bottle. 12 fl. oz. Black beer with small, dark tan head. Aroma is very roasty and malty with alcohol. Soft, full-bodied palate. Flavor is sweet with a delicious bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
From a bottle. Pours a murky dark color with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and dark malt. Taste was sweet with hints of dark malts, chocolate, some coffee and the sweetness is balanced by some piney hops. Great brew by Flying Dog very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2006
bottle, pours black, with minimal head. aroma is strong, roasted malts, caramel, mocha, yeast, and some hoppy spicyness. flavors, caramel and strong esspresso, some ripend fruit, and a very nice bitter hop finnish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Thick black beer with a thick milk chocolate head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is warm and malty with bursts of fruit, alcohol, hops, and coffee. Flavor is amazing with a full mouthfeel and a satisfying blend of bitterness, spicyness, maltyness, and goodness. This is one awesome beer!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 12 Oz. Bottle - Vintage 2003 - An incredible surprise! I thought Id had this beer before, but not such a vintage! Given to me by a dear Bud-hee who loves Hunter S. Thompson but, alas, not (good) beer. Poured dark brown/black with a nice tan head and good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, malt, tobacco, earth, small hops. Taste was quite the same but I simply could not believe how hoppy this had stayed after 5+ years. Aftertaste is pure bitter, chocolately hops. This along with Three Floyds Alpha Klaus are absolutely among the best and most flavorful porters Ive ever had. Normally I dont even drink porters - I head straight for the stouts - but this is better than many of the stouts Ive tried. Ina word- delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
This is the best Flying Dog brew Ive had. But compared with the truly great porters its just average with some new elements to make it interesting.

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