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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (838) - 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 Iíve had. It reminds me of Goose Islandís 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 (8274) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (14170) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 On tap at the brewpub. Itís 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. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.7. 130806

Bottle. Looking quite nice in the glass with itís clear, dark brown body and a dense, beige head. The aroma has roasted malts and coffee, with a chocolate touch and some dried fruits. Molasses notes and some fruity notes. A pleasant bitterness in the flavor, with roasted malts, molasses, coffee, chocolate notes and some licorice and cocoa. Itís full-bodied and smooth on the palate, although with a tad much carbonation. Lasting roasted finish. Really nice this one, wonder what I was thinking when only awarding it a 3.7. Sure deserves more. 141025

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6016) - 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 (2311) - 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 (5945) - .....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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1201) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
On tap at Russian river. Pours black with white head. Taste is nice roasted malt with a hop finish good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
On tap at brewery. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Strong roasted grain, caramel, and bitter dark chocolate aroma and taste with a dry burnt grain finish and a thick creamy palate.


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