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RATINGS: 2616   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 donít show it the proper respect. IBUís: 85

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huineman (688) - 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.

5
TorbenJensen (1517) - 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.

5
PugUglyBrewer (617) - - AUG 26, 2016
Besides Raging Bitch, I would qualify Gonzo as Flying Dogís 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
Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2017 (original ratting 2008) Great to purchase in UK stores . I had this in a session of several robust American ales, so was some what ífucked upí but my nonsensical notes liked this. rerate In some American stouts/porters, I donít dig the boxing match between floral hops and roast malt , but but but this beer has the unity spot on ...harmony between big rich hops and powerful roasty notes . I think this is a great ,great -great American beer .
(r8) chocolate covered raisins ,plum and roast malt doing the conga with floral hop zest grapefruit ... oh fuck this is great .consistently one of my favorite beers over the years . I

4.9
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. Donít let the strength scare you. Keep it cold, and put it in a glass so it can breathe.

4.9
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
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2012
This is exactly what beer should be like. Itís a little hoppy for a porter, but is nice, dark, and thick. Itís more of a dessert than a complement to a meal. Me gusta.

4.9
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
aleximperial (11) - SPAIN - NOV 18, 2012
Ademas de todo lo que esperas en una cerveza de este estilo vas a encontrar que tambiťn es bastante amarga la cual cosa hace que destaque un poco menos el chocolate y el cafe.

4.9
Acaro (176) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 23, 2017
Aroma: Caramel and chocolate Appearance: Black color with hazy liquid and brown head. Taste: heavy sweetness with some bitter notes Palate: Full body with creamy texture and flat carbonation, long bitter and sweet finish. Overall: Nice strong beer. Not for everybody: the bitter and sweet mixes are very confusing for the tastebuds. To enjoy slowly and drink without rushes.


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