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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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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PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
At Cantillon Quintessence. APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: caramel, coffee, alcohol, mocha, nice. TASTE: coffee, mocha, some vanilla. Tasted even better between all the sour beers on Quintessence!

3.7
kraddel (8145) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2014
@quintessence 14 Pours almost black Not much foam Smell is roasted malts . taste is very burnt malts . Dark coffee , almost smoke-like taste Nice thickness . Ok .

4.1
ST247 (494) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, coffee. Taste strong coffee flavour, bit sweet, chocolate.

3.9
JefVerstraete (3359) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
@ Cantillon Quintessence. Black colour, beige foam. Roasted complex aroma with notes of carame and dark chocolate. Light sweet with bitter roasted finish.

3.5
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle sample at Quintessence 2014 - Incredibly roasted aromas and taste. Pours deep black with a small steady head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malts and bits of soy sauce. Not too complex but an easy drinkable porter.

4.3
77ships (9828) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
500 ml. bottle sampled @ Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Dark mahogany with little mocha head. Nose is very grainy and powder like, lots of cacao and mocha powder with some light soy sauce. Very grainy taste and feel, coffee, cocao, mocha, chocolate, soy sauce, liquorish, grainy roast. Satisfactory porter for sure.

3.7
JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Sample from bottle at Quintessence 2014. Opaque black pour with medium off white head. Aroma is fruity, bourbon, vanilla, leather, anise and quite roasty. Taste is roasty, strong coffee roastiness, bitter maltiness, light hop. Palate is medium bodied with dry finish, good carbonation. Nice American porter.

3.6
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
2014.04 - Cantillon Quintessence 2014 - neus : fruitig, gebrande mout, koffie - mond : zacht en romig, koffie, geroosterde mout

4
tom10101 (6085) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle @ Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Dark brown with a medium fully lasting creamy brown head and good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, light vanilla, dark chocolate, light fruity notes and caramel notes. Taste is slightly sweet with roasted malt, dark chocolate, brownies, vanilla and caramel. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. Very good Porter. Nice balance. Alcohol is well hidden. Tasty and drinkable - not cloying - for the style!

3.7
JorisPPattyn (10003) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
Huge dark cream head over virtually black beer. Roasted, burnt nose, and quite a hint at (malt)sweetness. Roasted taste, with roasted nuts, liquorice, black chocolate and roasted, if slighlty sweet, meatcrumbs. Very well bodied but not heavy in any way. In the aftertaste there is a strange, rich port-like (not: porter!) flavour. Quite good porter, unusual, but none the less for that.


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