overall
99
95
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 2559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2007
12 oz bottle. Very dark color with a small cream colored head. Tastes almost like an imperial stout... lots of chocolate and coffee. The alcohol kind of comes through in the smell and flavor, but its not overpowering. Great beer, would buy again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2010
Pours black with a blossoming light brown head. Molasses dominates the nose and is joined by coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is a little thin with an interesting acidity, a malty sweetness and notes of chocolate, coffee and caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours almost black with a chocolatey head. Nose is like sugary cereal and citrus hops. Almost full body with a nice carbonated tingle and tastes of dark sweet grapefruit and a somewhat bitter hop finish that leaves a bit of a stick.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BottleHound (156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 29, 2012
330ml bottle. Black with creamy brown head. Aroma is sweet with dark fruit aln malt. Taste is sweet with caramel and coffee.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
I love this beer. Thick dark viscous and black with a creamy head. The aroma and flavour is red wine, berries, spirits, and some hops. There is a smooth bitterness and a lovely lasting flavour in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014
Nitro tap. Beautiful big tan head with a black body. Taste is a little too hoppy for me for a porter. Almost like a black creamy IPA. This is an IPA lovers porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Pours back with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate and hops. Heavy roasted malts, chocolate and alcohol. Nice porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixos (154) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 4, 2010
I think we are lucky here in Greece that we can find this porter. A nice mix of chocolate-caramel-fruits and roasted malts in Aroma and Taste... with hints of hop at the end. Well balanced at all.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Filipbeer (154) - - NOV 4, 2016
Intense black color with beige head. Good lacing but not too long. Interesting aroma. Sweet dry fruits are dominant in nose, however coffee, smoky and tobacco are the most intense notes in mouth. Top flavor. Really intense bitter taste, compensated by the sweetness from the alcohol and a full body. Very long lasting. This beer is like a beast. To drink it is a completely recomendable experience

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle: Dark tan head. Dark brown body. Strong aroma. Chocolate dominates with notes of pine, wood, caramel, espresso. In the mouth the beer started very chocolaty, with notes of yeast, anise, and smoke at differing points. Great balance. Wonderful coffee-like bitterness in the finish. Normally not a huge fan of this brewery, but god do I love this beer.


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