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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (6725) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Tap @RR. Pours deep black with a medium brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is quite light, roasty, cigarettes, coffee, ashtray. Flavor is light sweet and medium bitter, much the same as nose, not really doing much for me. Medium light body, ABV is well masked, but isnt really adding anything to make it worth its presence either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle shared by Jeff. Aroma is nice and roasty with a dusty cocoa. Pours black/brown with a small wispy film. Taste is super chalky cocoa, roast coffee, and malt. Very dark and burnt tasting without being overwhelming. Super good porter. Thanks RR.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2243) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2013
From a growler filled the day before and kept refrigerated. Poured a half finger of head on a black body. The head was quickly gone but left some nice lacing. The aroma is burnt and roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Very nice. The taste follows the aroma: roasted malt, burnt wood, black coffee and dark chocolate. Really good. The texture is a little creamy, but too fizzy. While the fizziness pushed the rating down, it is still an enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Dark cola pour with a spotty light beige head. Lots of chocolate in this. Earthy malts, bit of coffee, and roasty/dry late.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
On draft. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate with a bitter and dry finish. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1459) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1174) - 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.

   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.

   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

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