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RATINGS: 99   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (14669) - 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 (6205) - 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 (2407) - 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 (6403) - .....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 (1272) - 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 (5535) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2285) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
I just love the construction of this beer. Letís face it. 9.8 some dark pit fruit flavor, coffee, substantial bitterness, trademark anise notes... this just as well could be called an imperial stout. And itís only by looking at it as such that you can really the cleanliness of the profile, the dryness, and the lack of all too common flaws of sloppy liquor infusions or fusels. This has only a touch of apparent alcohol added as a pepper note to a bitter finish. So well done.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4153) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
Pours pitch black with a nice creamy tanned head lea ing lace. Aroma is roasted sweet fruity a bit sweet bready nutty. Flavor as aroma, nicely sweet which balances the bitterness and roastiness. Good bitter roasted a bit citric finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4898) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
Growler thanks to Scott. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is light roast and spice. Medium mouthfeel with sweet chocolate and light roast. Easy to drink, a very good porter from RR.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3738) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. It pours dark brown with an off white head. Nice roasted, chocolate, floral aroma with a touch of vanilla. The flavor is bitter and roasted with some floral hops, alcohol, menthol, coffee and prickly carbonation.


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