overall
99
95
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 2582   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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4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
spacemonster (90) - Igo, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
Look, I dont like Porters. This isnt an acquired taste, Its rich dank and chewy. Very thick and foreboding. That said? You need to drink a couple to get your palate acclimated to this odd-ball monster. Theres little in the way of hops in the traditional sense, but wait? after the 3rd of these Im getting the hang of whats up here. Chocolate (dark) and an anise flavor (liquorice) and more. Has a very nuanced cognac flavor. Im liking this more and more as the night wears on. Damn good stuff.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (1090) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2017
Noire dense, collet moyen persistant Arome puissant, cafe torrefie, liqueur, reglisse Ronde, des saveurs de malt torrfie riche, une finale sche, amre et cafeine

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saesenthessis (35) - Krakw, POLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Pours black with creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malts, licorice, hint of plum, burnt brown sugar. Taste of cocoa, espresso, caramel, vanilla, slightly smoked, some dark fruit sweetness, well hidden alcohol. Rich, balanced, oaky bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IOzh (153) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - FEB 14, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours black with small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet with noticeable alcohol in the finish. Nice, well-balanced beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pencheff (31) - Burgas, BULGARIA - FEB 10, 2017
Excellent, dark black colour with nice beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, biscuits. Full and rich body wit powerful taste. And in the end hops kick you in the ass

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmzl (292) - SLOVENIA - FEB 10, 2017
Light hop cover, chocolate, toffee and roast medium sweet middle, strong medium intense roast with grapefruit hop bitterness, no alco warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesper86 (84) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2017 Pretty dry. Rye, charcoal, raisins, dark chocolate, subtle hint of amarena. There?s a present bitterness but it?s balanced with the other flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (4043) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2017
Tap. Black color with beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some earthy flavors. Taste is chocolate, earthy, coffee. Full-bodied, Oily mouthfeel. Very good Imperial Porter.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
acemilan (260) - POLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Czarne niczym... O bardzo ładnej pianie. Aromat czekolady, suszonych owocw (śliwka ), paloność lekka w tle. W smaku do tego dochodzi kawa wsparta porzeczkami (?). Lekka goryczka na finiszu dopełniąca piwo. Bardzo dobre piwo, ale nieco zbyt chamskie w wrażeniu jednak. Piwo dla koneserw, dość wytrawne. Po ogrzaniu jeszcze więcej da się z smaku wyciągnąć.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerWarden26 (1) - - JAN 29, 2017 does not count
rich maltiness, a slight bitterness from the hops but still very drinkable for low ibu seekers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2626) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle. Very Dark Brown in colour; Opaque. Very malty; burnt/roasty malts, liquorice, espresso coffee, lots of dark chocolate, burnt sugar, toffee, caramel. Hoppy; citrus hops. Fruity; dark fruits & berries. Bitter burnt/roast liquorice, coffee & chocolate taste dominates with rather bitter/sour hop/fruit. Rather salty in the finish. Terrific Impy Porter! (2011-07-17)


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