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RATINGS: 2620   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 don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85

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3.5
Benzai (15607) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle said ’barrel aged’ gonzo imperial porter, so I hope this is the correct beer. Pitch black opaque color, smell lightly coffee, burned malts and chocolate. Taste the same. Slow drinker this one.

4
bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Aroma of toasted chocolate malts, and some hop. Color of Guiness with a decent dark tan head. Starts with a bit of tar and chocolate. Coffee arrives, and finally some toasted malt like the old, genuine Guiness. Very substantial mouthfeel. A silky tribute to a smooth dude.

3.7
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle at home - shared with Mette - the last birthday beer this year. Black - brown head. Aroma: Dried dark fruits, raisins, hops, burned, berries. Taste: English licorice, burned, dried dark fruits, sharp hoppy, coffee. Soft mouthfeeling.

3.9
gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted coffee, fruit, chocolate. Flavour is roasted, coffee, hop, fruit, chocolate. bitter finish.

3.5
Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Bottle poured an inky opaque black with a brown head and lace. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some grassieness. Flavor is roasted malt followed by dark chocolate, with a dry bitter finish and a hint of sourness.

3.7
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle sample at a Beer & Beyond strong beers tasting at Norma Jean. Black with a light brown head. Nice roasty aroma. Sweet thick flavor with chocolate, roasted malt, fruity hints and a drier finish. Full-bodied.

3.8
Scopey (14723) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
330ml bottle, great find at Tesco Aberdeen. Pours jet black with caramel coloured head and moderate carbonation. Nose; caramel, dark chocolate, malt, wood and spice (cinnamon?). Palate; coffee, charcoal, smokey wood, cocoa, toffee, slight vanilla and well hopped. Long lasting finish and rather enjoyable.

4.1
imdownthepub (14553) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Bottled, 355ml from Tesco, Banbury. Black with tan head. Smoky fruity aroma leading to a rich, smooth beer, good deeply roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee hints, the fruitiness has a blackcurrant hint, lots of depth and surprisingly easy drinking. Very enjoyable.

4.2
djd07 (14496) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2009
7 oz. bottle out of mixer. Pours a very dark brown almost black with a creamy medium tan head that lasts awhile. The aroma is roasted malt with caramel and licorice. Good sticky lacing on the glass. Thin mouthfeel with a rich roasted malt with a nice bitter hop finish. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol well. A very good imperial porter from Flying Dog.

3.7
Borup (14485) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle. Black with a nice brown head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and hops.


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