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RATINGS: 2607   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottle from clarkvv. Dark brown color with tan head. Hoppy aroma w/ light malt and coffee notes. Taste is hoppy, light water present and light malts. Stingy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Bottle. Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Roasty Coffee like aroma. Malty hoppy flavor. Roasty. Well balanced. Full bodied. Creamy. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Nice porter. Dark, roasty, rich, and strong with a black color. A little bitter in the middle for my taste but overall nice balance.

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 (9109) - 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 (3949) - 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


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