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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 296   ABV: 9.86%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.8
Tide (4878) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2018
UPDATED: APR 17, 2018 Draught at City Beer. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, coffee, chocolate, licorice and a bit of dark fruits. Bitter finish with roasted malts, coffee, nuts, licorice, chocolate and a bit of dark fruits. Excellent imperial porter.

3.7
culchiem (4382) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 9, 2018
Draught at City Beers. Black with an off white head. Aroma of chocolate malt. Flavour is licorice, bitter chocolate, malt and dry berries.

3.8
bb (10210) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 3, 2018
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Chocolate aroma. Chocolate and roast flavor with light caramel. Medium-plus bodied. Chocolate and light roast linger with light caramel.

3.9
stevoj (6212) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 26, 2018
Draft at brewery. Dark brown with small skin of head, tons of lacing. Roasty aroma, kind of mellow. Taste is much fuller, chocolate, roasty, bitter. 9.8%? Hard to believe. Smooth AF. Really nice.

3.9
Travlr (27320) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2018
RBWG 2018. Draft at O'Brien's. Dark maroon brown color tan head. Aroma of fruity dark roast coffee. Taste is rich and roasty. Very nice.

4
BeerandBlues2 (14580) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 24, 2018
Draught at O'Brien's. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Moderate chocolate and roast malt, rich dark fruits, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.9
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2016
Draught at Russian River, Santa Rosa. Black beer with a nice beige head. Aroma from cacao nice, dark chocolate, tar notes, slightly fruity. Cacao nibs and dark chocolate in the flavor, licorice, some fruits. Solid kinda traditional porter.

4
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Draft pour on tap at the brewery (Santa Rosa, CA). They ran out of bottles, so we had to give this biggun a go here. Pours a thick dark viscous blackish opaque pour. Dark and dreary, a dark woody cocoa brown hue huts the edges. Frothy dark brownish head atop is full, laces nicely with frothy layer stocking and lacing well. Aromas are cocoa, chocolate, toast and roast. Biscuits, black malts, caramel and more cocoa. A dash of bitter earthy hops, husky roast, caramel, faint anise. Complete, rich, dark. Initial is deep and rich but not thick or overwhelming. Cocoa, caramel, toasty makts. Nothing too brooding, cocoa, earthy hops, a kiss of dark fruit. Caramel, faint anise, biscuits and black malts. Nothing as harsh as a roast or hop driven stout, this one emphasizes toast, dark malt deorh, flavor, and earthy hop flow. A toastiness, softened dark malts depth, cacao, silky black malts. Backend is toasty, carmelized, some brown malt molasses appeal really flexes it’s muscles at times. A bit bitter, firmly toasty, carmelized, earthy, sweet. A full Imperial Porter that still glides over the palate. Tasty stuff with a full nose, gorgeous pour, good flavors and flow especially for the style.

3.8
phaleslu (11168) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy brown color with amber edges and a small khaki head that leaves streaks and spots of lace in the glass while settling into a ring. Notes of chocolate, mellow roast and toast, brown sugar, a faint earthy hop, and just a wee bit of smoke. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, sweet, faintly bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Tasty and balanced.

3.7
Leighton (23692) - 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.


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