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RATINGS: 2559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (611) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
Darkest brown with thick tan head. Aroma is coffe, cocoa, iodine, caramel, toffee, orange... Very creamy and even oily, with fresh sourness. Full body and a great final bitterness that lasts long. Delicious.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (1468) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
The first thing I notice is that this porter is relatively thick. It is reminiscent of thin waste oil. The aroma is somewhat easy compared to type. It has a little coffee and a lot of malt flavor. Taste wise it is something special, namely very hoppy, but also has good English licorice in the luggage. Hop bitterness, which incidentally is 85 IBU which is high for a porter, is lengthy and alcohol at 8.7 is lovely warming. It is certainly a porter who is very different from other porters, but I have to admit that it certainly is in my taste. Actually, I was so happy that I wrote a few words of praise for the master brewer. It rarely happens.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (243) - - AUG 26, 2016
Besides Raging Bitch, I would qualify Gonzo as Flying Dogs second best brew. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large wine glass. The color is only black. A thin and dark tan head is perched above. The nose is rich in burnt sugar, dried plum, sweet caramel and dark roast coffee. The flavor hits up front with bitter cocoa and toffee lending toward a bitter roast at the end defined by a high volume roasted barley texture.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - APR 25, 2008
Urco boia che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata che figata 1181-1226 monaco, fondatore dellordine francescano. Figlio di un ricco commerciante umbro tale Pietro Bernardone, fu dal padre denunziato presso il Vescovo di Assisi per aver donato alcuni dei suoi beni ai poveri e durante il giudizio rinunci alle sue ricchezze e si denud restituendo al padre anche i propri abiti. Lordine mendicante fu approvato dalla Chiesa di Roma nel 1221 e ricevette dignit ufficiale nel 1223 (da papa Onorio III).

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrGGen (331) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2009
Colore veramente nerissimo, denso e impenetrabile. Bella schiuma cremosa quasi tipo caff con media persistenza. Complesso e alcoolico laroma,note di liquore,caff tostato, legno bruciato.in bocca ugualmente complesso con forse un tocco di cioccolato in aggiunta.Eccellente!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
digacid (1) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2010 does not count
This is a really nice, full flavored beer with a crisp almost coffee-like aftertaste. Dont let the strength scare you. Keep it cold, and put it in a glass so it can breathe.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
two_squirrels (2) - - DEC 15, 2011 does not count
Whiskey-barrel is very prominent on the palate, and it even lingers like a shot of sour-mash, in my opinion. the high alcohol also meshes well with the whiskey characters.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (4357) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2012
This is exactly what beer should be like. Its a little hoppy for a porter, but is nice, dark, and thick. Its more of a dessert than a complement to a meal. Me gusta.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Pretty damn interesting beer! This is like no porter I have ever had before!! Pours a black body with a generous biscuit brown head. Aroma is very very lightly like the traditional porter style, there are minute hop undertones which seem to flow between a kind of clean and malt aroma. Very slick and smooth, a wonderful explosion of taste here; up front your getting a strong hop focus, as it passes the tongue the taste develops into a roasted experience, finally tapering off into a smoke burnt aftertaste which ebbs away. This beer is absolutely phenomenal! It really turns the traditional porter upside down by adding in those familiar Flying Dog IPA hop highlights, the developing taste on the tongue really is amazing! This is 100% a beer to get your hands on!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleximperial (11) - SPAIN - NOV 18, 2012
Ademas de todo lo que esperas en una cerveza de este estilo vas a encontrar que tambin es bastante amarga la cual cosa hace que destaque un poco menos el chocolate y el cafe.


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