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Shadow Of A Doubt - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

235 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 235
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 30
Gots: 17 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.86% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: litheum94 on 03-13-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

nmann08, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Offa
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a phenomenal baltic porter/imperial stout -type beer, rich, balanced, characterful and in my opinion is definitely Russian River's best foray into the stout/porter world.

Very dark brown, essentially black, it has a medium-small tan head steadily shrinking to lasting rich foamy ring, lots of wisps, nice lace.

Aroma is dried figs, prunes, charcoal.

Taste is more complex, luscious dried frigs, dark toast, hints of dark rum, prunes, molasses, charcoal, with more dark toastiness in the finish. It is just slightly on the sweet side, with silky rummy-dried fig sweetness balanced with spicy-roasty-peppery bitterness that just barely lets the sweetness dominate, as I think is right in this type of beer. Feel is silky, full yet lively, luscious yet not oily.

This is one that they should have all the time here, both because of the the beer itself and for the name - Shadow of a Doubt being the classic Hitchcock film (his own stated favourite) set and filmed in Santa Rosa in 1943.

Offa, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

GetTheYayo, Oct 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Noonan425, Oct 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

mportnoy, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

nataku00, Oct 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

mverity, Oct 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Stevedore, Sep 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jmarsh123, Sep 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Paccamacca, Sep 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Rhettroactive, Sep 19, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

From a growler filled the day before and kept refrigerated.
Poured a half finger of head on a black body. The head was quickly gone but left some nice lacing.
The aroma is burnt and roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Very nice.
The taste follows the aroma: roasted malt, burnt wood, black coffee and dark chocolate. Really good.
The texture is a little creamy, but too fizzy.
While the fizziness pushed the rating down, it is still an enjoyable drink.

Fatehunter, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

MagicJeff, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

allstar255, Sep 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ChicagoNick, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

juhl31, Sep 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

HopsintheSack, Sep 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

buffcityx, Sep 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Reappropriated, Sep 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

hpthebull, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Renegrenade, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

spark3148857, Sep 06, 2013
Shadow Of A Doubt from Russian River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.