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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
Growler from my son’s friend Adam whom I helped introduce to big beers a couple years ago with a FW 10-15 vertical that the 3 of us shared a couple years ago. Nose is coffee, chocolate, combined con char (alliteration for you English profs on the site to enjoy). Cloudy super dark brown with a medium, heavy lacing, cinnamon tan head. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roast, with light smokiness and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2344) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2014
Black red edges ash and honey comb with apples on the nose very sweet. Some brownie and fig notes. Lovely smoked peet taste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On tap @ RR! Dark Ghirardelli pour with a mountainous chestnut pour. Hershey syrup, cocoa-dusted coffee beans, hop bitterness, roasted cashews, and a soft smokiness. Nice and creamy. Well done!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
[ Bottle ][ dfroms ][ 500mL ][ Trade ][ Lost Abbey Globe ][ 3/15/14 ]
>> Clear sepia, excellent rocky tan foam, good retention. Nose is oyster stout, salty, tootsie rolls, mild smoke. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, rich, roasty, no smoke, mild sugar. Great balance, bitter, very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (690) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark dark brown without much head. Chocolate aroma and bold chocolate flavor without too much bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap @ RR. Pour is dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor are both of toasted bread, espresso, chocolate, and slight booze. Finish is strong roasted malt with a chocolate aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1254) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
As a sampler from the source, pours dark brown, opaque, with a half finger super creamy looking khaki head. Roasty with a big part chocolate covered raisins on the aroma. The flavor is full of big chocolate notes, has some dark fruit finish, and just a hint of roast or smoke on the palate. Medium creamy mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation that drinks easy for the ABV. Not bad at all, but probably not worth going out of your way for.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2014
on tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, smoke, roastiness and light caramel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, smoke, roastiness and light caramel with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (429) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Festival. Appearance: light brown head, brown-black color. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roast. Palate: dry and bitter finish. Taste: sweet to suprising bitter finish. Overall, a darkhorse, very suprising and well done. Balance is good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2014. Pours a deep brown / black appearance with a brown head. Roasted malty nose with some coffee, spicy / piney hops, and chocolate. Slightly burnt / roasty flavor. Alcohol is a bit strong. A touch of smoke. Pretty good but nothing crazy good.


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