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RATINGS: 2565   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 don’t show it the proper respect. IBU’s: 85

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Rossbear (24) - Wendover, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
WOW what amazing beer! Like roasted liquorice brewed into ambrosia. Such a Porter. Buy it, try it, love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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huineman (731) - 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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TorbenJensen (1573) - 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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PugUglyBrewer (806) - - AUG 26, 2016
Besides Raging Bitch, I would qualify Gonzo as Flying Dog’s 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.


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