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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Bottle 12.5fl.oz. (510ml.)

[ As Russian River Shadow of a Doubt ].
ABV: 10.0%. Clear dark dark brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, dark fruit - dried fruit, licorice, light wood, light smoke. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dark malt, roasted, wood, dark fruit, smooth, dry, light licorice. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20141025]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours b deep brown-black with s creamy beige head. The nose holds baking cocoa, earth, elk toasted bread. Medium sweet flavorbwith nicely layered chocolate, roast, burnt toffee, earth, brownies. Medium to full bodied with smooth mouthfeel a me average carboantion. Finishes with more cocoa, light earthy bitterness, some coffee. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. 10 % ABV. Clear dark brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a little cocoa. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and roasted rather bitter finish. 251014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, 03/02/16. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is roast malt, Chocolate, toffee fudge, light spice, charr, dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises bitter roast, chocolate fudge, dates, raisens, molasses. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light warming alcohol. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16523) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Black pour with a large tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Some mild ash, toffee sweetness, and a hint of graham cracker. Maybe some dark fruits. Nice vanilla, toffee, and graham cracker sweetness to the flavor. Some dark fruit, bitter chocolate, ash, and roasted malt. Nice coffee, too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14181) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2014
on tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, smoke, roastiness and light caramel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, smoke, roastiness and light caramel with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12892) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
[2/12/15] Draught at Russian River in Santa Rosa. Clear brown color, pretty light for the style. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, a bit of roast and a bit of licorice. Flavor has some toast, a bit of coffee and a bit of licorice. Medium-bodied. Not very Porter-y. After reading some other ratings, it seems like maybe I got a batch that was off.

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