RATINGS: 2576   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 don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2006
12 oz, 9.2% vintage 05F. Some interesting fruity smells came out upon opening. Pours a good brown head over black (ruby-brown) porter. The beer starts out harsh and hopped, but "Buy the ticket, take the ride," and luckly as I drink the evilness is tamed. It mellows out and becomes smooth and smokey. The hops remain, and it comes off very similar to an Imp. Stout. Alcohol is hidden behind choc. & coffee. The finish was phenomenal yet came way too early. Vaya con Dios, Good Doctor.

Sircatis (366) - FRANCE - FEB 11, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2018 Achetée au V&B. Bière noire avec une belle mousse brune claire. Nez légèrement houblonné et très doux. Bouche crémeuse et bien maltée. L'alcoolisation est très bien maîtrisé, elle est simplement sublime. Très bonne bière. Une superbe dégustation.

hitemwitthehein (58) - - FEB 6, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2018 .ABV - 9.2. .Appearance: Ruby black, brown head. .Aroma: roasted malt, herbaceous floral scent. Piney. Subtle smokiness. .Taste: Powerful flavor. Black coffee, earthy undertones. Slight sweetness. Heavy bitterness on finish. Slight booziness. .Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Sticky. .Overall: B- .Bottom Line: Good beer, won't be coming back.

julesxxl (519) - Cholet, FRANCE - FEB 5, 2018
(nez choco-terreux, ~huileuse (blé), amère (grillé) & sweet (vanillé), l’alcool équilibre très agréablement)

KmMat (138) - - FEB 1, 2018
Piwo wypite jakiś czas temu. Ocena wystawiona w ramach uzupełnienia profilu. Nothing special

Moretum (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA, AUSTRIA - JAN 31, 2018
Schwarze Farbe mit beiger, kleiner Schaumkrone im Glas. Intensiv röstmalziges Aroma mit Schokolade und Karamell. Geschmacklich Röstmalz, Schokolade, Karamell und aktiver, floraler Hopfen. Lang anhaltender, malzig-bitterer Abgang. Tiefgründig und aromenreich mit einem, wie angekündigt, keineswegs schüchternen Hopfen.

Suco (38) - Castellon, SPAIN - JAN 29, 2018
Top en su estilo, aroma a café y malta tostada, de gusto complejo, empieza dulce y acaba amargando cuando te enseña su contenido en alcohol, entre medias notas de café y chocolate negro. Un buen trallazo de birra muy lograda.

Frips86 (7) - San Piero in Bagno, ITALY - JAN 27, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2018 Birra veramente potente. Luppolatura pesa, sentori di caffè e liquirizia. Non sono amante delle porter ma questa birra è veramente un portento. Da bere e ribere.

GregMooreNH (380) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2018
Pours nearly black, with heavy, dense head that lingers. Aroma is roast and slight caramel. Has some light toffee sweetness initially, then moves to a heavy floral hop backbone. Finish has a hoppy body. If you like a porter that feels like an IPA, this is the beer for you.

SonOfAnarchy (587) - ST HELENA - JAN 5, 2018
Bottle. Jet black in the glass, tan head. Aroma of gentle roasted malts, slight chocolate, plum. Taste is sweet with medium bitterness. Flavors is complex, with notes of roasted malt, very slight dark coffee, slight US hops, and a touch of cocoa. Medium body, slick thick texture, average carbonation. Feels flawless, though the flavor is just OK.

MikeBeermaster (1200) - that shaggy maggot, POLAND - DEC 31, 2017
Aroma of roasty notes with some American touch, also chocolate in the background. Jet black in the glass with a medium head. Taste is semi dry with tough notes of roastiness, cocoa nibs and dark chocolate with a touch of American back. Pretty nice.

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