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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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bodhijah (8) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007 does not count
sweet, sweet GonZo juice, how i have loved thee...much, much better on draft than from the bottle...have served this on tap since the first batches were unleashed in the spring/summer of 2005...deep, deep roasted flavors and aromas reminiscent of bakers chocolate with a slight hint of (dare i say it here!) hashish and dried fruit...at its best( i believe, in 2005) a massive assault on the senses...an opaque monster of a porter dwarfing inferior stouts...you buy the ticket, you take the ride... !r.i.p.h.s.t.!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
snakeypirate (2) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2007 does not count
Extremely thick and dark head.. complex flavor that is delicious... and you gotta love Hunter! =p

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2007 Bottle. Dark, black with a dirt-brown head. Very sweet, thick palate. Some hops in the aroma makes this come together wonderfully, otherwise, malts.. coffee. This is really good. Re-rate: SBWF 2007. Had to take this up a few notches. Amazing stuff!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Roffe (10) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2007
NIce fullflavour beer. Love the nince full dark head. Its full flavour going all the way to the U have to stomach. nice choclateroasted flavor that explode in the palate and have a long taste that keep you company til you brusch your teeth. Wonderful beer taste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
lassewan (44) - Borlnge, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2009
Nightblack, with steddy foam. Smelles of dried fruit, coffee and herbes. Extremely long duration of aftertaste. One of the top 5 beers I have tasted.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Incredible. Besides being a huge HST fan, Im a huge fan of this beer. Has a terrific aroma of coffee and roasted malts. What makes this beer even better is its balance between its ABV and its flavor. What a great beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Carrick (2) - , California, USA - FEB 14, 2010 does not count
Bottle from Total Wine & More. Bottle labeled "Vintage 09HH" Pours almost black [dark red when small amount is held against the light] with a dark tan head. Smells and tastes roasted. Slightly bitter but not over-powering. Full bodied, with a thick texture. The carbonation is strong at first, but once the head disappears the carbonation settles down but never goes soft. The finish lasts for a long time with a strong start and mellows out over time. Overall Hunter S. Thompson would be proud with this amazing imperial porter.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ketilgr (7) - NORWAY - DEC 17, 2010 does not count
Lovely beer, perfect color and appearance, and gives a good and healthy, natural taste. Strong but very balanced, complex yet friendly, a truly great porter. Drunk from bottle, gift from friend, 17.dec-10

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ehtea8 (4) - - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
Pours a small head, a nice lace coats the glass as you take this sucker down. The color is a dark brown, carbonation is low. The taste is exceptional with many great flavors tingling around and the right amour of hoppy finish. The 9.2 % ABV has the spirit of Hunter Thompson who once said he had a theory that "truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours." So kick back after work and swallow some candor called the "Gonzo Imperial Porter" by Flying Dog.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kapusil (1393) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2012
0.33l bottle. Black body brown head. Lots of chocolate and dark fruits in the aroma with some tobacco notes. A lot of chocolate, some dark fruits in the flavour. Big bodied beer. Extraordinary.


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