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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1219) - BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
@ Cantillon Quintessence. Black colour, beige foam. Roasted complex aroma with notes of carame and dark chocolate. Light sweet with bitter roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle sample at Quintessence 2014 - Incredibly roasted aromas and taste. Pours deep black with a small steady head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malts and bits of soy sauce. Not too complex but an easy drinkable porter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
500 ml. bottle sampled @ Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Dark mahogany with little mocha head. Nose is very grainy and powder like, lots of cacao and mocha powder with some light soy sauce. Very grainy taste and feel, coffee, cocao, mocha, chocolate, soy sauce, liquorish, grainy roast. Satisfactory porter for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2949) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
Sample from bottle at Quintessence 2014. Opaque black pour with medium off white head. Aroma is fruity, bourbon, vanilla, leather, anise and quite roasty. Taste is roasty, strong coffee roastiness, bitter maltiness, light hop. Palate is medium bodied with dry finish, good carbonation. Nice American porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suedehead288 (339) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
2014.04 - Cantillon Quintessence 2014 - neus : fruitig, gebrande mout, koffie - mond : zacht en romig, koffie, geroosterde mout

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2665) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle @ Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Dark brown with a medium fully lasting creamy brown head and good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, light vanilla, dark chocolate, light fruity notes and caramel notes. Taste is slightly sweet with roasted malt, dark chocolate, brownies, vanilla and caramel. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. Very good Porter. Nice balance. Alcohol is well hidden. Tasty and drinkable - not cloying - for the style!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7818) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
Huge dark cream head over virtually black beer. Roasted, burnt nose, and quite a hint at (malt)sweetness. Roasted taste, with roasted nuts, liquorice, black chocolate and roasted, if slighlty sweet, meatcrumbs. Very well bodied but not heavy in any way. In the aftertaste there is a strange, rich port-like (not: porter!) flavour. Quite good porter, unusual, but none the less for that.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6602) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle sample @ Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Brune foncée, col blanc cassé laissant un léger filament doré au verre. Arôme offre un très beau bouquet généreux en terme de malts; alternant grillé, chocolat amer, dark. Pointe fruitée noire en rétro-nasal. Palais est riche et complexe, chocolat légèrement amer, impression de cacao poudreux et en fin de bouche un caractère houblonné amer légèrement herbacé/fruité. Russian River; la brasserie phare de cette Quintessence.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1143) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Dark brown with a good beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, brownie, dates. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a subtle balancing roast note. Taste is chocolate, toffee, mild roast coffee, caramel, fig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (829) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma of cocoa nibs, vanilla, charcoal, and coffee beans. Appears black with nice lacing. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, toffee, dry espresso, slick coffee bean oil, and dark chocolate. Overall, this is a well rounded and balanced porter. The alcohol is very well masked making it very drinkable. A+ rating.


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