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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (39393) - 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]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15566) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14190) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13603) - Orange County, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (12610) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11356) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (10562) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
@Quintessence - quite clear black beer with a little persistent foam; very roasted aroma of ashes, woody with notes of rum and mocha; full-bodied, tasty and fairly bitter, assertive, very dry finish with long roasted chocolatey and woody notes, hints of vanilla and chestnuts - huge and complex, absolutely great stuff !

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
GABF. Dark brown pour, brown head. Really nice beer! Roasty and some smoke. The smoke isnít over the top at all. Molasses, raisins, dark bread. Damn fine brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10137) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9728) - 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.


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