Shadow Of A Doubt - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Out of a growler filled on 4/6 at the RR Pub, opened today.
Appearance - Pours opaque black with a tan, rocky 3 finger head. Great retention, leaving a fair layer of microbubbles to coat the surface. Nice, sticky lacing that thoroughly coats the glass.
Smell - Strong chocolate character, ranging from bitter baker's to sweet milk. Moderate astringency.
Taste - A lot more bitter than the aroma leads on - strong baker's chocolate from start to finish. A touch of milk chocolate sweetness. Astringency hits mid-taste. Coffee ground bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Full body with soft carbonation. Creamy. Goes down easy, despite the astringent bite.
Overall - A strong, commendable porter. Is this a Baltic? This isn't bottled so far as I know, so if you're ever at the pub and like a strong, sharp porter, give this one a go.
Serving type: growler
04-10-2013 03:16:24 | More by TheSixthRing
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Duvel globe.
A- Black, with a mocha color head that holds nicely. Strong lacing.
S- Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate and slight vanilla.
T- Lots of roast and chocolate. Slightly bitter crisp finish. Dark chocolate up front followed milk chocolate and roasted malts. Semisweet bakers coco finish. Wow this is good.
M- Perfect. Medium carbonation, thick body, viscus, no sign of ABV, dry finish and refreshing.
O- What a great porter. This might be the first dark non-Belgian style beer that I've tried from Russian River and it's spot on. But what do you suspect from a world class brewery.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 15:41:13 | More by NCalement
3.85/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
As a sampler from the source, pours dark brown, opaque, with a half finger super creamy looking khaki head. Roasty with a big part chocolate covered raisins on the aroma. The flavor is full of big chocolate notes, has some dark fruit finish, and just a hint of roast or smoke on the palate. Medium creamy mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation that drinks easy for the ABV. Not bad at all, but probably not worth going out of your way for.
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2014 05:23:56 | More by BMMillsy
Shadow Of A Doubt from Russian River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.