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RATINGS: 94   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1178) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (309) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
@ Quintessence - pours brown black, with a decent head. Toffee, sweet malts, along with hints of smoke and salt, preventing the beer from becoming too sweet. Fantastic smell of burned malts, toffee, chocolate, wood, brownies and leather. Tastes grainy and roasty, bitter chocolate, sweet malts, bread and fluffy marshmellows. Salt adds an unexpected, pleasant punch to the beer, staying in contrast to raisins and sugary sweetness. Convincing finish, sweetness vanishes in favour of a smooth earthiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2235) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
At Cantillon Quintessence. APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: caramel, coffee, alcohol, mocha, nice. TASTE: coffee, mocha, some vanilla. Tasted even better between all the sour beers on Quintessence!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3728) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2014
@quintessence 14 Pours almost black Not much foam Smell is roasted malts . taste is very burnt malts . Dark coffee , almost smoke-like taste Nice thickness . Ok .

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ST247 (425) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, coffee. Taste strong coffee flavour, bit sweet, chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1659) - Ghent, 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 (1283) - 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 (4403) - 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 (3538) - 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 (411) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
2014.04 - Cantillon Quintessence 2014 - neus : fruitig, gebrande mout, koffie - mond : zacht en romig, koffie, geroosterde mout


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