Shadow Of A Doubt | Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.1/5
295 Ratings
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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:
#2,562
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
295
pDev:
7.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
23
Trade:
3
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3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but there is an acrid char presence that takes away from the drinkability.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to BA AnotherJoe for gifting me with this among several other brews nearly 2 years ago when my son was born. From a 500ml bottle into a snifter, the brew appears black with a tan cap that fades leaving patchy lace.

This smells roasty with chocolate, coffee and a contrasting sweetness that almost seems fudgy. The taste is roasty with some citrus, earthy char, tobacco and a hint that comes across almost smoked.

This is medium to fuller bodied with modest carbonation. Somewhat hoppy and bitter but mostly from the char of the roast. Solid brew, would definitely revisit.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Shadow Of A Doubt from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 295 ratings
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