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Shadow Of A Doubt - Russian River Brewing Company

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261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 31
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.86% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: litheum94 on 03-13-2013

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of rlee1390
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear brown when pouring, black in the glass with a one finger almost tan head. That lingers and leaves great lacing.

S-Coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, some chocolate, some burnt notes.

T-Starts with a mix of coffee, vanilla, roasted malt. Rather sweet. Some burnt notes. Maybe some dark fruits as well. But it is a tad too sweet.

M-Lighter for the style, nice carbonation, it is almost creamy but not quite.

O-A good beer, no where near RR's sours or IPA. but a good porter. And the fact it is named after a movie, makes it even better.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MDDMD
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-dark malt, bitter chocolate, coffee,hint of brown sugar

T-dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, hint of dark fruit, light char, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy,alcohol well-integrated

O-enjoyed sipping this one, especially as it warmed, smooth and tasty

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Blind pour courtesy of Kyle. Blind is the tits.

Looks the part of a nice porter.

Smells of big fudge. Happy kid, summer Michigan vacationing, cavity inducing, wide eyed stupidy, eat-that-shit-all-in-one sitting fudge. A nice roast and hops combo rounds things out.

When on the slightly colder side, the taste pretty much follows the nose. Double digit abv is mostly well masked, with only a knowing bite on the finish to indicate her true colors. Upon warming, however, the flavors become a bit harsh and very drying baker's chocolate and ashy finish shows itself.

A pretty good Imperial Porter that surprisingly became less enjoyable the deeper I dove and the warmer it became. Never-the-less, thanks Kyle for the opportunity to try this beer that seemingly made no noise upon release.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hotrod88
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Sean. Thanks bro! Served in a snifter.

A - Tan foam settles to a thick collar, leaving behind wisps on top and specks of lacing on the sides of the glass. Dark brown body with some transparency at the edges of the glass.

S - Char, molasses, roasted malts, with fainter notes of caramel, dark chocolate, and toasted grain. Sweetness increases over time, as does a corresponding note of alcohol.

T - The taste is a similar mix of roast and char flavors with lighter touches of dark chocolate, molasses, and perhaps a hint of black cherry and other dark fruits.

M - Medium-full body, with a roasted grain texture to it. Pleasant, medium-low carbonation, with some definite alcohol warming going on. Light stickiness lingers through the finish.

D - I always find these 'Imperial Porters' amusing, as I'm not sure what differentiates them from Imperial Stouts; perhaps it's Russian River's cheeky way of defusing the hype train for their own beers. In any case, a solid high-ABV beer that verges a bit too much towards the roasty side for my tastes; would probably heavily appeal to the Danes.

Photo of AgentMunky
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a half-pint glass at the brewery.

A: Dark; light head fizzles fast. Opaque cola.

S: Strong vanilla, chocolate, hint of iced coffee. Just a hint of meh I associate with nitro tap.

T/M: Concentrated Guinness. Bittersweet chocolate; roasted malt; bitter clean finish.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Shadow Of A Doubt from Russian River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.