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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 296   ABV: 9.86%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1732) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle..aged a year and a month..Pour is dark black eith a nice ran head..Nose is roast, dry, chocolate, spice..Taste is chocolate, fudge, smooth, dry, very hidden alcohol,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1279) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle thanks to my awesome landlord Frank. Poured black with tan head. Aroma roast choc hop resin. Light carb med bod. Boozy resinous dark choc taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poech73 (217) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ Quintessence 2014. Porter flirtant avec un Stout, tellement il est costaud!.
Nez brûlé avec des senteurs de houblons fleuri accompagné d’un caramel épicé et des esters d’alcool. En bouche, la gorgée épaisse mais douce développe des arômes de brûlé, de malts très torréfié avec des saveurs de café, de mélasse, de réglisse accompagnés d’un léger boisé qui asséche la langue. La fin est légèrement acre et douce avec un houblonnage sur des notes herbacées et minérales. Bière assez onctueuse complexe qui offre un bel équilibre entre l’alcool, le maltage et le sucre. Magnifique!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
At GABF 2013. Pours black with medium creamy head. Aroma is toasty toasty, marshmallow, smooth chocolate. Taste is big chocolate, roasted silky smooth malt, silky smooth drinker. Very nice porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2014
beige head fades with some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of coffee, chocolate, bit vegetal and yeasty also. taste like aroma with slight bitterness from roasted malts. medium body and carbonation. ok porter, abv well hidden, but not that special. bottle @ cantillon quintenssence ’14

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (512) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Pours a deep brown black .. . mild foam .. . nice roast level, a touch boozy but only s touch .. . deep mouth, cut line finish .. . a nice brew, amazingly subtle though

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
@Quintessence - quite clear black beer with a little persistent foam; very roasted aroma of ashes, woody with notes of rum and mocha; full-bodied, tasty and fairly bitter, assertive, very dry finish with long roasted chocolatey and woody notes, hints of vanilla and chestnuts - huge and complex, absolutely great stuff !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3052) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Black brown colour, tan head. Coffee aroma, roasted, dark chocolate. Light sweet flavour, bitter roasted malts, hops, loads of coffee. Finish coffee, roasted malts, lingering bitter. Nice. (from 50cL bottle @ Cantillon Quintessence)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmahut (1106) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
Deep dark body with tan espresso head. Aroma has coffee profile, roasty, high toffee, very balanced. Taste has coffee bitterness, light roasty sweetness, taste is as balanced as the aroma. Body is full, medium to low carbonation. I love it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1138) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
At quintessence. Black colour with beige head. Vanilla, roasted and slightly smoked aroma. Roasted, vanilla, chocolate and sweet taste, slightly smoked. Medium to full body.


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