overall
99
95
style
RATINGS: 2616   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

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.3
kpresley77 (147) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2008 Bottle pours black with thin brown head. Aroma is coffee, resin and alcohol. First taste is sweet, coffee and spicy. Has alcohol and hops body with sweet coffee finish. ABV is very noticiable.

3.7
Michbeerlover (146) - - NOV 28, 2012
Very dark brown, almost black pour with a tan head. Aroma of fig and dark fruit. Dark fruit taste. Not any roast or coffee that I could pick up in the aroma or taste. Very smooth and drinkable. Not bitter at all despite the ABV. Alcohol well hidden. Very pleasant beer..... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
bconger (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Bottle. Black, thick pour with a hot-chocolate head. Smells like bacon with some dark berry, toffee, and espresso. Tastes like a forest fire that was extinguished with coffee. The wonderful hoppy smokiness lingers forever. There are secondary notes of dark citrus. This reminds me of the inside of a humidor citrus and fine tobacco. An interesting and rather fantastic beer.

3.9
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2006
Pours a thick, jet black with a massive dark brown head that disipates very slowly. The aroma is of chocolate, molasses, grassy hops, coffee, hazelnut, vanilla, and dark fruits. The flavor is good, but its not great. It has a nice balance of malts and hops, but is lacking in complexity. There is a wonderful finish however, a very delicious beer. The palate is creamy with a nice hoppy bite - it could use some more hops flavor though.

4
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2008
The beer pours opaque black with a thick dark tan head. The head slowly fades to leave plenty of lacing on the sides of the glass. A strong aroma of dark chocolate initially hits the nose, followed by coffee and light citrus hops. Do I detect a bit of smokiness as well? The flavors are as complex as the aroma with heavy roasted malts, chocolate and expresso flavors coming through. All this is followed by a kick of citrus hoppiness that hangs on through the finish. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy, with some sticky sweetness that is not unexpected

3.7
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2009
7oz bottle, deep black color with a moderate brown head, Rich complex stout like flavor with a tangy hops finish. I believe Ill have another.

4
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Aroma is of chocolate and hints of berry. Fairly sweet in the beginning with a slight bitter finish. Alcohol is hidden by the strong malty backbone.

4.6
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Enjoyed via a bottle from a friend's cellar (thank you!) Pours a dark coffee brown with no head. The smell is effervescent. The taste is sour and creamy with a hint of vanilla and bourbon. The finish is sour and creamy; one of the best beers I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 Imperial Porter..Hmmm? I have not tasted many Porters so this is a treat. From the bottle this beer pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is malty sweet with coffee notes and a bold hop presence. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee smothered in a nice resiny piney hop topping the flavor. Lots of other yummy and unpredictable things going on with this brew. Smooth feel with only a little tickle in the swallow. The 9.5 ABV is well blended making this a truly sneaky beer. Hunter would likely approve. I certainly do...and am off to pour another.

4.2
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - APR 4, 2008
I can see why they call it an American Strong Ale instead of IS, its a bit hoppy but has the chocolate, roasted, nutty, and sweet character as well. Possibly the best from FD.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 215 216 217  218  219 220 221 » 262
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5