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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 296   ABV: 9.86%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10484) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (7697) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at the Brewpub in February 2014. Almost black with a tan head. Aroma of light coffee, roasted malt, dark bread, licorice and some light hops. Similar taste. Rather thick mouthfeel and with a dry finish. Smooth and a nicely drinkable Strong Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (2028) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Sampler at the brewery- pours black with a small head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is chocolate. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
From sampler tray at the brewery. Dark brown pour. Aroma is smoky, caramelly, bready. Taste is bittersweet with licorice and smoky flavors. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours a deep brown color with some red hints. Aroma is relatively mild, with some dark malt sweetness. Flavor has a bit more punch to it, lots of dark malt sweetness. Medium body with a last in malty sweetness. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Another nice bottle shared by Rob B. at Craig’s house. Pours pitch black with thin white head with solid lace. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, sugar and deep roasted notes. Flavor caught me off guard. Coffee grounds, smoky malts, brownie batter or / cocoa like notes. The finish as long lingering roasted and charred malts. Body is full enough to be a stout. We split the 22 oz. bottle 5 ways and after I finished my sample I really wanted more. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12682) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Draft - Burnt malts and bitter dark chocolate. Jet black with a thin brown head. Roast malts, chocolate and coffee. Nice flavours and well done but nothing out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clownoisseur (421) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14112) - 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.

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