overall
99
95
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 2561   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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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2005
2005: Pour is thick dark black with a big fast fading tan-ish dark brown head that left some nice lacing...something seems horribly wrong with the nose...every third or fourth whiff, I smell burning plastic...also lots of hops in the nose...some light herbal notes along with coffee...thick out slick oily mouthfeel with some nice rich chocolate and a few other malt flavors up front, fading into a thick hoppy alcoholic finish...very different than most other Baltics Ive had...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8757) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Bottle. Dark blackish beer with a red tint and cocoa head. Big chocolate aroma with sweet malt. Roasty, coffee flavor with some chocolate and balanced bitterness. Medium/full bodied. Hides alcohol well. Easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Tap at Falling Rock. Pours a rich, deep black. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is a bit chalky, but finishes with a strong chocolate/roasted malt flavor. Palate is thick and flowing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Great look after the pour with a nice tan head. Smells and tastes increasingly hoppy which balances exquisitely with the flood of malt undertones. Really dont get many different flavors from it, but very much enjoyed the hop balance of this strong porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Bottle. Pours an ink black color, with a nice creamy tan head that lasted and left wonderful lacing. At the nose, big hop aroma with chocolate and light alcohol. The flavor was a mild chocolate and coffee, but also that unknown bitter hoppy taste found in all Flying Dogs. Medium to full bodied with a creamy texture. Im not sure of that Flying Dog taste though. Overly hoppy for a Porter especially an "imperial".

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2005
From Bottle (from notes sept. 05)

Poured dark, with off-white creamy head. Aroma of Chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor very rich. Hints of Caramel, Vanilla, hops, and coffee. Carbonation good. Mouthfeel creamy. Smooth Finish, Alcohol very well hidden. I didnt realize it was this big intil I looked it up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3860) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
Black with small brown head.Great roasty/light chocolate nose. Thick and chewy. Deep roasted flavor, light chocolate and hops

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4275) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2007
quite interesting. nose is very fruity, and definetly has a roasted malt smell to it. flavour is more of the same. nice bitterness in the finish, reminds me alot of HOTD Adam. nice beer, but not what i was expecting from a porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2007
boTTle Pours very dark with a think chocolate colored head. The nose is malty, chocolate, and some hops. Quite nice in flavors, with lots of malt and chocolate with a somewhat bitter finish...fAn TaS TiC porter.....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2007
12 oz from Ty5592. Thanks for the extra Ty. A big and boozy porter, that pours like motor oil and smells of fruit. Large tan lacing head, black color, smells of dark cherrys, roasted malt...Prett damn good, but dont plan on drinking more than one with any ease.


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