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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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3.9
Ratman197 (14856) - 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.

3.9
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Festival. Appearance: light brown head, brown-black color. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roast. Palate: dry and bitter finish. Taste: sweet to suprising bitter finish. Overall, a darkhorse, very suprising and well done. Balance is good.

3.7
cubs (10636) - 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
gyllenbock (9184) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at the Brewpub in February 2014. Almost black with a tan head. Aroma of light coffee, roasted malt, dark bread, licorice and some light hops. Similar taste. Rather thick mouthfeel and with a dry finish. Smooth and a nicely drinkable Strong Porter.

4
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Sampler at the brewery- pours black with a small head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is chocolate. Nice!

4.3
poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
From sampler tray at the brewery. Dark brown pour. Aroma is smoky, caramelly, bready. Taste is bittersweet with licorice and smoky flavors. Tasty.

3.9
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours a deep brown color with some red hints. Aroma is relatively mild, with some dark malt sweetness. Flavor has a bit more punch to it, lots of dark malt sweetness. Medium body with a last in malty sweetness. Delicious.

4
AirForceHops (7244) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Another nice bottle shared by Rob B. at Craig’s house. Pours pitch black with thin white head with solid lace. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, sugar and deep roasted notes. Flavor caught me off guard. Coffee grounds, smoky malts, brownie batter or / cocoa like notes. The finish as long lingering roasted and charred malts. Body is full enough to be a stout. We split the 22 oz. bottle 5 ways and after I finished my sample I really wanted more. Excellent!

3.6
Ferris (15483) - 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.

3.3
Clownoisseur (482) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours chocolate brown with a mocha head. Nice aroma of chocolate and roasted nut. Tastes silky with chocolate ,toasty malts, some smoke and some mild alcohol. Delicious. Finishes very smooth with lasting cocoa.


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