Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Shadow Of A Doubt | Russian River Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Shadow Of A DoubtShadow Of A Doubt
BA SCORE
4.1/5
Exceptional
296 Ratings
Shadow Of A DoubtShadow Of A Doubt
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by litheum94 on 03-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,612
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
296
pDev:
7.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
23
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 296 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of Wendt
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vinnie knows what he's doing with Porters. I love this one.

60 characters

Photo of mhaugo
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of 21Maestro8
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of LehighAce06
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of sillyhed8
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Goalcam
4.88/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I have never been a fan of porter style beers. They typically remind me of the beers you'd have a the pub after work in England... no frills just something to get a buzz from. This one is exceptional It has a very good smooth flavor to it. It didn't have the typical aftertaste that darks usually have. If you like Porters you'll love this one.

 344 characters

Photo of Noonan425
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of GTSeabolt
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of hpthebull
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of GTB
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of HopAttack3
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at RRBC into a belgian goblet with a dark chocolate color with a thin fluffy head. Toffee, coco nibs and burnt caramel notes are very well balanced and the beer is very amooth for almost 10 ABV......but the alcohol does sneak up on the back of your palette. Excellent well rounded beer.

 300 characters

Photo of johnbills
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Offa
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

 996 characters

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of mverity
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of mctizzz
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of beermebaby89113
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Gregaroo
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of MikeDre
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of HopDropTheElder
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of mportnoy
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Shadow Of A Doubt from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 296 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.