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Shadow Of A Doubt - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 31
Gots: 15 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.86% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: litheum94 on 03-13-2013

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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
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Offa
4.58/5  rDev +12%
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.

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3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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Shadow Of A Doubt from Russian River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.