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RATINGS: 2572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jshie234 (10) - Clinton Township, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle 7.8%abv. Pours a rich, deep, dark, amber with an oatmeal colored 1/2 finger head, which quickly dissapeared. It smelled Raisiny, slightly Roasty, but mostly of malty sweetness. It tastes malty sweet up front with more slight hints of raisin, you get a tiny bit of alchohol up the nose at this time, but all this passes and turns into a deep roasted dark chocolate bitterness at the back of the tongue. I heard the brewer describe this beer as their Scotch Porter, and I couldnt describe it any better myself. This beer is on the thicker side of the palate range, but not as heavy as say a Breakfast Stout.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Korcz (1875) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Bardzo nieprzyjemne utlenienie w aromacie. Karton, stare chmiele itd. W dodatku mocno popiołowy smak. Słabo, nie tak to zapamiętałem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (304) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle, pours pitch black with with very solid and stable dark beige head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, roasted malt, dried plums and red fruits. In taste medium sweetness with some partially hoppy, partially ashy bitterness in finish. Alcohol is slightly noticable. Really good, full bodied porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piwnanuta (39) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Aromat: wanilia; kakao; czekolada deserowa; w tle kawa Smak: gorzka czekolada; melanoidyny; delikatnie słodkie; popiołowe; dużo chmielu; alkohol ukryty; Piana: średnie oczka; utrzymuje sięprzez jakiś czas; beżowa; Kolor: czarny; bez prześwitw Potężnie nachmielony imperialny porter. Najbardziej w tym piwie podoba mi się goryczka. Coś jak blend mocnej kawy z chmielem. Do tego popiołowość w posmaku. Tylko dla doświadczonych smakoszy. Kojarzycie ten moment gdy za mocno nachyliliście się nad ogniskiem/grillem i wciągnęliście trochę popiołu, to jest to samo uczucie. Wydawałoby się nieprzyjemne, a jednak. Do tego ta kawa z czekoladą. Daje niesamowitą pełnię piwu. W smaku po sporym ogrzaniu zaczyna wychodzić wanilia, ktrej na początku nie czułem. Rozgrzewa z każdym łykiem, a alkoholu jak nie było tak i niema. Średnio wysycone i gęste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JavitxuSoto (8) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2017 does not count
Botella tomada hace una semana en Cerveceria Kraken(Oviedo), encarna perfectamente lo quedebe ser una Imperial Porter, negro profundo con espuma beige, caf, grano torrefacto, cacao, buen cuerpo, final largo..., lo dicho, una cerveza muy bien hecha, muy redonda, sin estridencias.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1444) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Tap from Marshall Stack. Deep and complex. Very rich maltness accompanied by slight hop and oak/earth. Powerful stuff. Dark pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (1377) - - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle. Black color with beige head. Aroma - Cocoa, roasted malts, choc, cola. Taste - Sweet, lightly bitter, r-malts, toffee, choc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanCrusher (1022) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle 0,355L. Black color with the big, long lasting, frothy, light brown head. Gentle espresso aroma and thats it. Have a sip and HOHOHO, it really blows me away! Light to moderate bitter, chocolaty flavor of full bodied beer. It become medium bitter, slightly herbal with chocolate and a touch of espresso. It lacks of aroma, otherwise great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrabren (1087) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 31, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with Vinja 666 and Goran. Thanks! Brown, off-white head. Red fruits, blueberry, malty, hoppy. Roasty with some sweetness. Full body, medium carbonation, lasting aromatic finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (3408) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, plums, brandy. Taste is quite sweet, medium bitter, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, brandy, bourbon, vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gramoit (466) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2016
Quite different to what I was expecting it has all the characteristics of a excellent big porter but with strong hop hit. Everything aligns, sweetness, dark chocolate, roasty coffee and some hoppy hits.

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