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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7888) - 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 (6648) - 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 (1168) - 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 (836) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3825) - 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 (2565) - 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 (8380) - 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 (741) - 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 (1420) - 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.


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