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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. It’s 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. 130806

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9918) - 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 (9889) - 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 (9018) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
GABF. Dark brown pour, brown head. Really nice beer! Roasty and some smoke. The smoke isn’t 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
NielsenRatings (8273) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
[ Bottle ][ dfroms ][ 500mL ][ Trade ][ Lost Abbey Globe ][ 3/15/14 ]
>> Clear sepia, excellent rocky tan foam, good retention. Nose is oyster stout, salty, tootsie rolls, mild smoke. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, rich, roasty, no smoke, mild sugar. Great balance, bitter, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a black hued body with a lasting tan head. Aromas are roasty, toasty, nutty, walnut, macadamia, low chocolate and some raisins. Flavors are roasty, toasted, nutty, chocolate, low smoke, rounded dark fruits (dates, rich raisins), a bit burnt, bitter, well hidden alcohol, walnut with tannic skins. Full bodied yet has some higher carbonation with well hidden alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (6345) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a very dry dark molasses and chocolate flavor with a smoky finish. Sticks to the palate. Improves from tasty to magnificent as it warms.


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