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RATINGS: 2564   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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3.8
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2012
near black with two finger head. a very nice looking beer. roasty coffee and cocoa with hops in the finish.

3.8
bergstaden (3180) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2012
Olmost black with a dark brown head - good dark malt aroa with some hints of caramel and coffee - There is a good malt body with some roasted malt that lingers for some time into the finsih, along with some notes of alcohol in the back - this was very nice

3.8
MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown, black beer with a big beige head on top. Aroma is licorice, roasted malts and darker chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet with a bitter finish. Nice influences of the chocolate and roasted characters, very nice in balance. Very good beer!

3.8
prawlie (1675) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle bought at Reading Beer Festival 2013 into an Achel glass at home. Black with a generous bubbly chocolate brown head. Boozy and ’IPA’ hopped aroma, smells like a black IPA. Malt, quite hoppy, smooth. Tasty.

3.8
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Middle Eastern Cuisine in Takoma Park, MD. Opaque, brown-black with large dark tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and caramel. Taste of sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, molasses and a touch of grapefruit and pine. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
drunk_again (186) - GREECE - JUN 15, 2013
bottle.pitch black colour just like the abyss itself.brown head.nice and thick body with roasted malt flavor,coffee and hints of chocolate.a fine porter speciment.

3.8
patricks110 (2659) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
Awesome beer that I finally got a chance to try after several years at the Hoppy Loft in Brussels. Opaque jet black body with a big heavy and dense tan head. The nose is intense and robust with massive roasted malt notes, big espresso and mild vanilla aromas. Sweet and earthy up front with a rich chocolate roasted malt. The finish is robust and heavy with a warmth through the aftertaste. A great sipping beer and an awesome Imperial Porter overall.

3.8
Silvan7 (1268) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle @ home. Buonissimo aroma di caffè tostato e cioccolato. Si avverte da subito una luppolatura non pungente, ed una nota alcolica. Colore nero impenetrabile dai decisi riflessi rossastri. Schiuma cremosa ma con bolle più grandi rispetto alla solita porter. In bocca è calda, dal gusto rotodno e con punte dolciastre ben bilanciate dal caffè. Corpo pienissimo, sul finale lascia la bocca sorprendentemente asciutta grazie ad una luppolatura copiosa ma mai sgradevole. Nasconde con facilità irrisoria i suoi 9 e più gradi.

3.8
Bosbouw (3004) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2013
Donkere coffekkeur met een zeer fijne kraag. Volle, koffie geur met een hoppige bittere toon. Smaakt lekker bitter met een zware, koffie en fruitge smaak met een alchol nasmaak.

3.8
ThreeCats (1002) - ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2013
Big creamy mocha head over opaque black body. Aroma of mild roast, lots of chocolate, some cherry and dark fruit. Taste of heavy roast and cherry, dark fruit, chocolate, bit of ash. Dry warming palate. Very much a Porter, not a stout, and a good one


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