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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 296   ABV: 9.86%
Named after the great Hitchcock movie filmed in Santa Rosa in 1943. This Imperial Porter packs a rich chocolate and light smoked malt character with a very soft, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Pitch black and opaque with a two finger beige head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap. Very good retention, lingering for the duration with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Smokey dark malt aroma with subtle charcoal and smoked meat followed by roasted, almost burnt, dark malt notes. Hints of toast espresso bean and bitter dark cocoa along with campfire and butane. Subtle lactic cream and sweeter dark chocolate malts. The body is surprisingly full and chewy with a decent amount of roast yet it doesn’t taste burnt or acrid. Lots of chocolate dessert-like sweetness balancing things out on the back end. Subtle smoke with charcoal and barbecued meat followed by faint hop bitterness, bittersweet dark chocolate, gourmet espresso bean and toast. Slight lactic cream and silky chocolate sweetness along with caramel, flourless cake and bakers chocolate. Very well balanced and easy to drink especially at 10%. Nice bitterness and roast but not overpowering. Drinks alike a slightly smokey stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
[2/12/15] Draught at Russian River in Santa Rosa. Clear brown color, pretty light for the style. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, a bit of roast and a bit of licorice. Flavor has some toast, a bit of coffee and a bit of licorice. Medium-bodied. Not very Porter-y. After reading some other ratings, it seems like maybe I got a batch that was off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1266) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours black color, small tan head. Aroma is lots of coffee, plus chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is similar. Coffee dominates. Slight coffee bitterness in the finish, but not overly hoppy (like most of RR’s beers). Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Taster at Russian River. Pours jet black with toffee head. Aroma is dark chocolate, expresso, and roasted malts. Flavour follows the nose with a nice hoppy bonus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Bottle 12.5fl.oz. (510ml.)

[ As Russian River Shadow of a Doubt ].
ABV: 10.0%. Clear dark dark brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, dark fruit - dried fruit, licorice, light wood, light smoke. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dark malt, roasted, wood, dark fruit, smooth, dry, light licorice. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20141025]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2930) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Aroma: Nice Balanced Smoke, Black Bread, Mild Chocolate Malts Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head, Great Lacing Taste: Black Bread, Smoke, Dark Chocolate Malts Mouthfeel: Great Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Smokey, Mildly Filling

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Clear dark brown in color... Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts... Flavor is chocolate, smokey malts... Smoke throughout and on palate... Hint of anise... Great porter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Super dark with brown head. Smell is strong on bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is soo smooth and velvety. Taste is chocolate and hops. I love it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
on tap scura buon schiuma tostata buon corpo liquirizia lieve amaro medio alcool nascosto non estrema ben fatta

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft at Russian River with Linh. Pours a deep brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is roast, milk, chocolate and light sweet espresso. Mouthfeel is medium to light with similar flavors swirling on the palate.

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