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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 2561   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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4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Roasty malt aroma. A very roasty taste, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Very Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
knights97 (109) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2008
flying dog master piece, great malty taste with a bit of hop taste afterwards, body if full and you can taste chocolate in it. very smooth and hi alc beer for sure. excellent and does Gonzo proud

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
USCBeerMan (109) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottled. Pours dark black with a very thin brown head. Powerful notes of coffee and licorice in the nose, with a fine hopping. strong aroma. Creamy mouth feel and the flavor has notes of black chocolate, roasted malt and licorice. full body, average tporter carbonation, long finish with high bitterness from Cascade hops. A light hint of alcohol is felt and warms you well. It becomes better as it warms. After all a very fine beer, even though I hoped better

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
Complex aroma, appealing appearance and a wonderful taste! [short review due to it coming from my backlog]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2009
Black with red edges and a medium brown head. For some reason, it smells red to me (or maybe burgundy). Enoumously sweet and rich coffee-malt flavour and a large bitter hop finish. Very smooth in the mouth. Brutal, yet complex. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sistinas (108) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours black with a dense, enormous reddish-tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit, citrusy hops, and something that vaguely smells like burning plastic? Taste is much more on the stout side, as Ive never had a porter this bitter - some coffee notes, then lots of hops, and then that weird burning plastic again. It mellows out and gets a little sweeter in a chocolatey way as it gets warmer but the burning plastic taste is still there. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Not really stoked on this one. I dont really know what burning plastic tastes like, either.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Great beer. Almost like an imperial stout in the complexity of flavor and high ABV. I picked up a 4 pack months ago and wanted to add my rating. Need to have this one again soon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Bottle pours dark brown almost black with a small light brown head. Aromas of sweet dark dried fruits, cherry, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet smoke, berries, roasted malts, oak, slight chocolate, with a touch of bitter hops to finish it off.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2009
It is alright but I cant get excited. I just dont like porters. Sorry. Overly strong flavor, overly strong color. If you are a porter lover knock yourself out!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Really nice beer. Aroma is roasty and hoppy. Color is black and bold with a minimal head. Palate is very smooth and full bodied. Taste is chocolate, licorice, and coffee.


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