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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clownoisseur (264) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours chocolate brown with a mocha head. Nice aroma of chocolate and roasted nut. Tastes silky with chocolate ,toasty malts, some smoke and some mild alcohol. Delicious. Finishes very smooth with lasting cocoa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
From the 12/2013 3R6P gathering +++ Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was cola, malt and hints of cherry and vanilla. The flavor was woody and roasty with notes of cola, malted milk and a hint of smoke. Medium length finish of roasty wood, cola and smoke. Medium body. Ok.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. Flavour is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, hop, pine, licorice. full body. Pleasent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle at home. Appearance in my HF tulip is black with a big frothy brown head and great lacing. Marshmallows, cocoa, woody, coffee, leathery, earthy, molasses, and tar in the aroma. Taste is so smooth and roasty - black licorice, leather, brown sugar, big marshmallow sweetness, dark chocolate, espresso and anise. Syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Seriously tasty beer and right up there with the best of porters. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
GABF. Dark brown pour, brown head. Really nice beer! Roasty and some smoke. The smoke isn’t over the top at all. Molasses, raisins, dark bread. Damn fine brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5186) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a watery black with some creamy tan head. Nose is nutty, malty, brown bread, molasses, licorice. Flavor is malty, cereal brown sugar, cake icing, caramel, molasses. Clean, dry finish. Super drinkable. Solid for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, big malty and roast aroma, taste was a great roasted malt and nice body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5098) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
GABF 2013
Aroma of toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, rich chocolate, some coffee
Nice, clean and tasty

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Black pour with a large tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Some mild ash, toffee sweetness, and a hint of graham cracker. Maybe some dark fruits. Nice vanilla, toffee, and graham cracker sweetness to the flavor. Some dark fruit, bitter chocolate, ash, and roasted malt. Nice coffee, too.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (197) - Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Poured at GABF. Incredible fresh, roasted malts and coffee on nose. Bitter chocolate and punchy roasty flavor. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with clean finish. An excellent fresh beer. My love of barrel aged stuff made me forget the virtues of fresh beer. RR made me remember.


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