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RATINGS: 85   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours deep brown with a tan head. Lactose aroma and funky strong exotic coffee. Huge zesty coffee beans, cacao, burnt bread, all stuck on the palate by coarse carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1185) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
A- 10 oz pour at RR. filtered black with deep mahogany edges, and a light tan head. Great lacing S- coffee and toasted malt notes up front, with wood, earth, musty leather, alfalfa and then some hops. Faint chocolate mingles M- dry, smooth and clean with only mild stickiness and good carbonation. Medium to full bodied with medium palate. T- coffee and earth first, followed by smokey malts, alcohol and bakers chocolate and cocoa. faintly metallic minerals with notes of cola and mineral water on the relatively long, bitter end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Tap. Dark brown, near black with a creamy tan head. Smells of toaste malt, espresso, chocolate and a light warmth. Flavor is toasted malt, espresso, sweet malt, dark fruit, light bitter and a dry boozey finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
On tap at the River. Very thick mouth feel, smooth and balanced. A sipping beer with strong roasted malt flavors. One of the bests stouts I’ve had. It reminds me of Goose Island’s imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft at RR. Slightly hollow aroma: milk chocolate, nougat, light roast. Dark cola-brown color; creamy, light-tan head with solid retention and lacing. Medium-full body; fine-bubbled, moderate CO2; milk chocolate, light roast, and plenty of dried dark fruits; a bit of vinous warming alcohol; overall, a nice light warmth with plenty of porter-y depth; progressively more alcohol as this warms. Lengthy finish of milk and dark chocolate, dark fruits, lightly dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, CA
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, licorice and leather. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. It’s a dark brown one, topped by a beige head. Dried fruits, roasted malts and coffee on the nose, hints of chocolate too. Bitter flavor, both hoppy and roasted bitterness, with coffee and chocolate and some dried fruits. Full body, soft carbonation. Lasting finish. Sure not bad. 130806

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate and caramel. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some licorice, coffee and chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2262) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. Notes of metallic, chocolate, mocha, caramel, fruity, licorice, raisin. A good stout, really enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
growlerr .. . pours a deep brown black .. . mild foam .. . nice roast level, a touch boozy but only s touch .. . deep mouth, cut line finish .. . a nice brew, amazingly subtle though
.. . . one day early in january, i was a toffee for a day!


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