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Mortality Stout - ReaperAle

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Mortality StoutMortality Stout

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BA SCORE
82
good

138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
ReaperAle visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2002)
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Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

eyes...
nice brownish head, one finger, holds relatively well, opaque color, no light is passing through this mother.. the head settles in and settles down. looks like what a stout should, damnit. great lacing btw...

nose...
I have to say the reviewer below me was dead on about the smell.. SOY sauce. not that I mind, I f'n love the shit... but underneath there is some chocolate, um.. make that more coffee with chocolate in it, so a roasted late.. or some other fancy crap... it makes you work to really detect the smell so I cant go nuts over it, it's better than average.

taste etc...
bitter chocolate bordering on burnt taste, I like this (reminds me of starbucks..), the bitterness is really on the burnt eand of roast here, a little thin in the mouth but the super burned taste really grabs me and lingers like the fat chick at the bar around 3am, licorice notes mixed in the aftertaste provide an interesting finish, this is very tasty, hella better than the other reaper stuff I have had. the mouthfeel almost comes off as too light but as you sip on it seems to be "right" to balance the harsh (but good) burnt flavor of choc/coffee. leaves a fantastic bitter/burnt flavor lingering for some time.

verdict?
by far the best reaper beer I have tried, this one hits it in the most important categories, I will buy this again. Will it supplant Old Raspy or Storm King? hmm.... probably not but it is damn close and definitely a shade different from both of those. good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2005 05:53:17 | More by Ego
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3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin dark brown head that fades quickly and leaves a thin on the glass.

S: The aroma contains dark fruit, licorice, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out a strong dark fruit flavor, then some background flavors of coffee and milk chocolate come in. The malt character is on the thin side for the style. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth but a bit watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, a decent beer overall but there are certainly better alternatives within the style.

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11-24-2011 06:07:14 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
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3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

Pours a nearly opaque chocolate brown with a slight reddish glint. There is a dark khaki head of foam that forms--not very much head, but quite creamy.

The smell is of intensely roasted barley malts, cocoa, and coffee notes.

Bittersweet dark chocolate tastes, toasted grains, and bready flavors are among the first things that hit my palate before the bitterness associated with dark roasted malts. This brew is very well balanced between the chocolate/coffee, the sweetness, and the slight hint of alcohol in the flavors. The beer has a texture on the thick side of medium-bodied with a smooth and with a smooth and viscous mouthfeel. Drinkability is good.

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ronniebruner

Arizona

4.85/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

WOW! Now this is a great stout! Definitely one of the better stouts I have had in a long time! The beer is BLACK! Deep black, thick, almost chewy thick.. pours like molasses, but all of these adjectives I use lovingly! This beer is smooth and heavy, it definitely has some weight behind it and is definitely a new favorite of mine! The only negative thing I can and will say about this brew is that I should have tried it sooner! If you love stouts like me, do not pass this up! This is top notch stuff!

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AlexanderSelby

North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Really cool head color: it is mocha with a red tinge. The rest is black black even when held up to the light. The smell is slightly alcoholic which makes it a touch sour, but mostly chocolate malts. Definitely not a real smooth and creamy nose. Taste has it's ups and downs. The alcohol is pretty prevalent (however I am notoriously very sensitive to that). I don't get a relate-able flavor from the malts (such as coffee or caramel) because there is this strange sourness from the alc that takes everything over. Still some sweet flavors that hang around to keep things in check. The body could be a touch smoother, too, as it feels slightly too carbonated to me considering the huge malty-sweet-sour characters.

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9InchNails

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black body. Brown head that seems to dissipate somewhat quickly.

Roasted Malts up front and then some hoppiness. Chocalate is dominant, toffee and hazelnut is pretty noticeable. As I give it a swirl I notice little bit of a mustiness. Smells really good, though.

Really nice taste. This tastes like a Oatmeal Stout. Chocalate, toffee, hazelnut and oats. Coffee is there but not overdone like some stouts.

Medium body. Smooth, tiny bit of carbonation. Feels really nice in the mouth.

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bens0n

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a very dark brown, for the most part its opaque with some amber tinge to it around the edges. Virtually no head at all, bubbly and quickly dissipating.

There is not much of an aroma coming from this beer, some pretty minor chocolaty undertones and some hints of coffee, but nothing that really catches your attention. It has a very nice subtle chocolaty flavor, not bitter, but not overly sweet. The chocolate and roasty flavors are the most prevalent, pretty much no hops at all. Theres not too much else going on flavor wise and it has a little more carbonation that I prefer in a stout, but its not enough to ruin the smoothness. Overall this is a good beer, nothing exceptional, but definitely a worthy stout.

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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in the Secret Halloween '10 BIF. Thanks to Devilsaint78 for this one.

A-Pours a very dark brown, some hints of ruby at the bottom of the glass. Foamy mocha head has great retention but no real lacing.

S-Lots and lots of chocolate. Yummy. A bit of roast underneath.

T-Very, very nice. Right on for the style. Mild sweetness with a lot of nice prominent roasty bitterness. A lactic note in the finish with some sweet creaminess finishes this one off nicely.

M-Medium bodied, creamy, with some nice richness.

D-Yes, please. Not familiar with the beer or brewery before I got this but I would seek it out again. A very good export stout.

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Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 00:51:37 | More by sholland119
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes to beerFMAndy for this beer. Poured from a bottle into my pint glass.

A: Pitch black, four fingers of mocha hued head. Great cascade action. Solid retention. Thick lace rings.

S: Sweet milk chocolate, roast malt, coffee with cream, hint of campfire. Great nose.

T: Milk chocolate, roasted malt, bitter hop bite, light smokiness

M: Smooth low carbonated medium body.

D: Very nice beer. Easy drinker for sure. I would pick this up again if given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 02:29:59 | More by beerwolf77
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. 7.5% ABV, no date.

A - Pours rich and thick with a completely death-black color and minimal cascading before the dark tan head settles at three fingers. Moderate to low retention with moderately thick lacing.

S - A hint of lactose sweetness hides behind the scythe that is bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, and heavily roasted malts. A touch of vanilla and molasses with a little bit of oak. A great nose to open this beer with!

T - Rich roasted malts dominate the palate with some roasted coffee and a chunky chocolate bit. A touch of hops appears on the finish only top assist in bitterness. A great stout taste though.

M - Rich and full-bodied with a soft, smooth texture and moderately carbonated finish. No alcohol presence but the finish does feature a well-balanced dry bitterness.

D - This one doesn't really need to be split but sharing it with a friend is always nice. And to answer the label's question, "Do you dare?" Yes I do. It's a great stout!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 13:35:49 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Mortality Stout from ReaperAle
82 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.