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Survival "7-Grain" Stout - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Survival "7-Grain" StoutSurvival "7-Grain" Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

231 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 29
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The seven grains: Barley (Egyptian), Wheat (Mesopotamian), Oats (Egyptian), Amaranth (Aztec), Quinoa (Incan), Spelt (Mesopotamian), and Kamut (Egyptian).

Finished with 15 pounds of cold-pressed Stumptown 'Hairbender' espresso.

2011 - Finished with 15 pounds of cold-pressed Stumptown Organic Holler Mountain Coffee.

2012 - Finished with 20 pounds of cold-pressed Stumptown Organic Holler Mountain coffee.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: josiahschlender on 06-06-2008)
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. A dark brown, opaque pour with a light tan inch of head.

S- Coffee, caramel, burnt malt and molasses. Wow. Amazing.

T - Burnt malt, coffee and slightly sweet malt at the end. Very good.

M - Light to medium body. Almost non-existent carbonation.

D - Easily a daily drinker. Excellent flavor and too drinkable. The smell is really the star here. Incredible.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 03:57:39 | More by Fatehunter
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Pours an attractive ruby-tinted dark brown in the tall goblet. A low beige head caps the brew nicely. Some silky oatmeal consistency.

Well, the word for the flavor is "grainy." Interesting persistent spicy tang. Lots of blackened malt, or dark toasted amaranth, or some such. I wondered what the other unusual charred flavor was, and looking at the label, it's coffee. Some sweet malt offset by the rather bitter finish.

An interesting quaff, and I'm glad to see the experimentation with the non-traditional fermentables. Though I think the jury's still out on the oddball grains. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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04-04-2014 05:25:09 | More by mactrail
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a decent amount of head that seems to have some retention. The head is a medium to slightly dark beige will the body is an opaque, dark chocolate brown. Some lacing- not as extensive as one might expect.

Nose- Not terribly complex, some presence. The bottle shows more roasted malt and nuttiness than the glass which is primarily coffee. After a while, the bottle is pretty much all coffee. I thought I got a light bit of bubblegum from the glass but it didn't last for long. Swirling intensifies the coffee notes.

Taste- Starts off with a bit of nuttiness with some sourness that doesn't seem to be the normal sour note that I get from some coffee beers. It has a savory touch to it- plus, it comes closer to the front than the end. I'm guessing this comes from the grains I'm unfamiliar with. The sourness doesn't have an acrid quality at all and it works very well with the coffee. I am at some what of a loss to fully describe what I'm tasting. Savory, maybe a little onion, some grain. There's almost a berry like quality to it without the sweetness. Leaves a lot of cereal and a slight woody bitterness on the linger. A little odd but I think I really it. I think it would be a competent stout anyway but the ancient grains give it at uniqueness that many competent stouts lack. Solid, good beer to really good beer. Hopworks might not be the best brewery in Portland but they do deserve attention. They will continue to get mine.

Mouthfeel- More than medium bodied with a slight grittiness from the oatmeal. Mild carbonation makes it seem thicker than it is. I write “slight grittiness” because it's pretty smooth as well. Nice dry finish.

Drinkability- Low ABV and an interesting palate makes this one go down easy. Around 5 bucks a bomber is reasonable but I would probably only buy this on tap.

Overall- Solid, good beer to really good beer. Different enough to be interesting but orthodox enough to accessible. I would give this a try.

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Survival "7-Grain" Stout from Hopworks Urban Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.