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RATINGS: 2584   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 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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2010
Ive often heard of porters as being velvety smooth but Id never really experienced something that fitted that description until tasting this. Smooth smooth smooth; like wrapping your tounge in a soft velvet chocolate-and-blackberry blanket. Amazing texture; and the colour and head is to match. However, a little disappointed in the actual taste; not as good as the scent, feel or look warranted; perhaps too hopped for its own good, destroying some of the other characteristics? Nonetheless a very very impressive porter.

   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.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
matzou (153) - SPAIN - NOV 5, 2016
dark body big tan head nose rgaliz butterish on the palate medium bitterness and medium body. taste of...lighty roasted coffee? floral bitterness 7 ! 14 as the beer warm more earthy and pepperish taste appears.

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