Shadow Of A Doubt - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by kevanb:
4.01/5 rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
64oz growler poured into a Russian River pint glass.
The beer pours a nice dark cola brown color with a thick, billowy, caramel colored head, about 2 fingers high that leaves a small amount of spotted lace behind. The aroma is fairly innocuous, dark chocolate, slight roast and toasted dark grain with some astringent alcohol that lingers. The flavors are right in line with the nose, soft yet bitter dark chocolate, light roast character with some underlying smokiness and an almost salinous character that finishes with a nice richness from the grain bill and just a touch of sweet alcohol. The body is awesome, rich, thick, full bodied that has just enough lively carbonation to dance around the tongue and has a silky smooth finish.
Verdict: A pleasant Porter from Russian River but nothing mind blowing. It's well made, simplistic and very quaffable. I do prefer their regular porter to this beer, but both are still enjoyable.
Serving type: growler
03-30-2013 01:05:14 | More by kevanb
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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.