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Mortality Stout - ReaperAle

Mortality StoutMortality Stout

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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%


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California, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(Got a few of these in a couple of trades.) Poured an awesome midnight black with fantastic thick head and great lacing. Very nice thick and deep scent, with sweet malts, roasted grains, and a nice bit of earthy hops in the back. Great flavor, with great roasted grains, a nice hint of coffee and chocolate, and a nice earthy hoppiness at the end to mellow it out. It went down great, with little hint of its higher ABV. Looking forward to having another at Halloween.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 19:07:44 | More by JamesS
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MrHassellYaHurd

Louisiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 04:09:27 | More by MrHassellYaHurd
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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!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 02:51:49 | More by ronniebruner
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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.

Honestly, I think this is, and many other imperial stouts are, over the top, rejecting flavor in place of abv and "cred." Bring the ABVs down a touch and I bet I would be able to pick out a lot more of the tasty nuances of this brew. But that may just be my anti-high grav self talking.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 22:58:54 | More by AlexanderSelby
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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.

I could drink another one, if I had a another one. Really tasty, easy to drink and no booze taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 06:31:16 | More by 9InchNails
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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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 01:05:11 | More by bens0n
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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.

HV

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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prototypic

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Mortality Stout pours a dark, mahogany brown color. It's almost opaque, but a few burgundy highlights are noted at the edges with backlighting. A light tan head tops it off. It's rather modest and rises to just under a finger in depth. Retention was short and lacing was very light and spotty. For the style...very average.

The nose is a little on the weak side, but is pretty good. It's full of roasted and chocolate malts. There's a bit of charred scent. Roasted coffee is definitely noted, and is rather strong in the mix. I'm a coffee fan, so no foul here. There's a hint of dark fruit. It smells mostly like raisin or plum. Alcohol is held pretty well in check. More strength would be good, but it's far from bad.

The flavor is above average, but isn't great. A bittersweet, dark chocolate flavor is noted initially. It blends well with roasted malts. It does have a charred flavor to it that's not altogether bad. Roasted coffee is very much in the mix. I think it adds nice depth. Dark fruit is noted. It has a bit of a tangy flavor to it. It's not bad, but it's not great either. Alcohol is blended well and goes mostly unnoticed. It finishes with a roasty, tangy taste.

Mortality Stout has a medium body. Carbonation is active but doesn't interfere with the feel. It's alright, but it needs more body. As it is, it's not very smooth. Not bad though. Drinkability is rather average. The flavor's alright, but isn't great by any stretch. It goes down relatively easy for a stout. But, I'm not overly enjoying it. A bomber is way more than enough.

This is my first ReaperAle beer. It's alright, but I'm far from blown away. It's above average, but it needs a little more of everything to really stand out. More aromatics, a stronger flavor, and more body. It's not a total disaster and is probably worth a try. Go for the single bomber though.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 03:46:22 | More by prototypic
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Semi-viscous as it's poured. Black color with a thick tan head of fluff. No lacing on the glass however.

Rich chocolatey malt that has a slight sour character to it.

Quite chocolatey with toasty malt and a generous portion of smoked malt. The slight sourness is in the taste as well. A little bit of spicy hops. Slightly watered down taste.

Just feels a little too thin and light for the style. Very dry finish.

Drinks well enough and is a pretty good beer for the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 01:23:38 | More by jera1350
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Stone IRS glass.

Jet black, fluffy mocha head, looked a bit more carbonated than most stouts. Looks nice and yummy.

Smells of sweet cream and milk, with bittersweet chocolate and a hint of espresso.

Taste is sweet like hot chocolate then moves to a roasted coffee taste with a tiny bit of bitterness. Tastes like a mix of coffee beans and piny hops. Complex enough, not the best but definitely an above average stout.

It's a little thin for the style, medium bodied at best. A tad too crisp. Doesn't take away too much from the brew as a whole, but would have liked to have seen a bit more depth to the feel.

Overall, this is a more than decent brew, and the first goes down pleasantly, and tasty, but I think 1 is good. I'll probably drink one of these once or twice every month or so.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 23:30:43 | More by EgadBananas
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comfortablynumb1

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a Canada pint glass...

A - Pours black with a three finger head. Poured this one kind of agressive on the second pint, and had a half pint full of head. Lol.. Might want to give this one a good easy pour....

S - Never to good picking things out from the pour, but i definitely get a smell of some kind of dark fruit. Can't really pinpoint exactly what it is though...

T - Not to bad. Most up front taste for me is dark chocolate. Tatse a hint of coffee, and maybe raisins. Beer finishes with a burnt taste. Not a big fan of the burnt after taste.

M - Decent body, and carbonation. Definitely medium bodied...

D - Probably won't be one of the beers on my regular rotation, i could see myself buying this if I was out and they had this on tap. Probably won't be buying again in the store though. I tend to perfer more heavy stouts. All in all, i'm gald i tried this one though...

Cheers....

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 22:24:01 | More by comfortablynumb1
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.83/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber without a freshness date, but shouldn't be a problem as this one recently arrived in Tx. Fairly cool label with the whole skull and raven thing going on, only slightly over-the-top and garishly goth. Says "Do You Dare?" Why yes...yes I do. Pour is about as nice as it gets. Black color with very little highlighting. Light brown head is creamy, dense and long lasting. Lacing is pretty nice too.

Nose is a bit on the fruity side for an export stout...strawberries, plums and blackberries. Powdered baking cocoa with a little bit of sweetness and some yeasty dough round out the aroma here. Not bad, but not great either.

Taste is pretty thin, even approaching watery with coffee and cola-esque malt flavors leading the way. Some slight astringency, and the ABV is not very well disguised. Light fruits like some cantaloupe and strawberries are in there and is not very tasty in this style of stout. An acrid bitterness lingers long on the palate and pretty sure it is not from hops. This beer is not one of the better foreign export stouts I have had. I wont have too much trouble finishing the bomber but this is not one I will be purchasing again.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 00:17:53 | More by twiggamortis420
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katan

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz into a snifter

A - Pours very dark, however not very thick. A light amount of amber highlights. Head formation is light, mocha in color. Breaks down quickly to a film.

S - A yeast note combined with a lactose sweetness. Seems like a milk stout at times. Chocolate and other bittersweet flavors are present.

T - Starts off with a bit of chocolate, but then is immediately overtaken by an almost sour milkiness. Almost could be confused with something from applejuice. MId-stream gets more chocolate notes - turns over into more of those acidic light chocolate notes in the finish.

M - Moderate to thin beer body. Carbonation bite is light. Leaves behind a light acidic film.

D - These flavors are too whacky for me to find this to be a long session beer. ABV is high, but manageable. Not filling.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 03:46:13 | More by katan
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briman

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown to black, basically opaque save a hint of a ruby note just along the edges. Very large dark tan head retains well.

Aroma has some light roasted grain, dark chocolate, and what seems to be licorice coming through with maybe a hint of a dark fruit.

Flavor has roasted malts, some coffee, and dark chocolate. Finishes dry, with a slightly grainy finish settling into a moderate bitterness that has a burnt grain character.

Medium-full body, with moderate-to-high carbonation. Smooth, with a creamy texture. A little drying to the palate.

Overall a good example of a foreign/export stout. My main complaint is that the aroma just doesn't show much in terms of the roasted grains. Other than a light dusting of roast, I get mostly licorice and a little fruit. Also, the carbonation bites a little, but this is actually considered appropriate for style. Worth trying, but maybe a cut below top of the line.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 03:34:23 | More by briman
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bamadog

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this back in July in Blacksburg, VA at the Beer Cellar. Split the bottle with beerman207. Review is from notes taken on 2/27/2010 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is near black and starts with a creamy dark tan head that is 1 and 1/2 fingers deep; head fades slowly to a full, thin and even skim; body is entirely opaque with the exception of a couple of darker mahogany highlights at the surface; tan spots and washes of lacing left on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Wow -- much better than I thought it would be! Smells milky and creamy and there is chocolate and an almost roasty mocha-like quality (you know, it reminds me of mocha flavored ice cream); the smell is quite robust and becomes a little smokey as it continues to warm.

Taste: Doesn't necessarily match the smell 100%, but pretty close and it is quite solid. Nice burnt roastiness and a smooth creamy cocoa/mocha flavor; smokiness comes across quite strong at first but mellows out towards the end of each swig and allows the creamy cocoa/mocha flavors to linger.

Mouthfeel: Quite thin, not necessarly off-style, but not my cup o' tea as I prefer my stouts to be a little thicker, export or not. Carbonation is soft and smooth and creamy; a thin coating is left behind and really holds the roasty mocha flavors in the aftertaste.

Drinkability: Very nice smell and the flavors are quite nice; I do wish the body was a bit thicker; the ABV is pretty do-able for a stout (7.75%) so I could get through a couple glasses in a night, but probably not much more than that.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2010 21:08:37 | More by bamadog
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Sweasty

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mortality Stout sports another nicely evil label. The Raven eerily perched atop a human skull compliments the bottle's contents quite well.

Mortality pours a shade lighter than pitch black. Its topped off by two fingers of thick khaki head. It takes some time for it dissipate. Eventually the head settles to a ring, leaving plenty of lace down the glass.

Moving onto the aroma, we get a nice mix of stout qualities. Black coffee notes make an appearance upfront. Plenty of Roast comes into play as well. And not to be outdone is plenty of chocolate notes as well. Behind the roast hints of molasses and liquorish round things out.

The taste is where things fall a bit short. The chocolate in the aroma is more pronounced. Plenty of coffee notes as well. Some sour roast malt twang shows up as well. Beneath the roast light hints of dark fruits show up. Molasses and liquorish round out the the lightish finish. The flavors wash over the tongue and disappear in a near flash. The flavors in this stout don't linger around like a good stout should.

Mortality stout falls short in the mouthfeel department. The body isn't light per se, rather light for an export stout. Its the lightish body that doesn't allow the flavor to really pop.

Overall this is a decent sipper. It lacks the punch of a great stout. Even so it still quenched my thirst on this dreary winter day.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 20:02:16 | More by Sweasty
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rather vigorous pour into an oversized snifter yields a pitch black beer with a large, fairly porous tan head of about two fingers in size. The head recedes in a fashion similar to sodas; quickly. Hardly any lacing and the foaminess turns into a small film on top of the glass.

Aroma is metallic and slightly sour. Some roastiness but not overdone in this department. Kind of an "oceanfront" smell as well. I dont know how else to describe it but it seems a bit salty and marshy with some chocolate in it as well.

Salty as it hits the tongue and then turns roasty. A nice roast malt flavor lends nicely to this one. Slight bit of fruitiness as the hop bitterness lends a hand as well. Really, extremely dry on the finish; clean.

I guess this beer is pretty good. I kind of flip-flopped during the consumption but overall I was pleased. Roasty, slightly fruity, salty, thin on the mouthfeel, and quite dry. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 20:29:41 | More by SaCkErZ9
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phillipzayas

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Deathly dark. haha. Ok, seriously. Very nice color with a tan/brown head that stays throughout.

S - HOLY ROASTY. mmm. I think Carafa might be a grain they use in this one. It also has a slight sour milky like aroma, but it isn't a milk stout. haha. I would say a low diacetyl aroma, maybe. No hop aroma which is good for this style of beer. I like the roasty aroma, but can't get past that sour milky after aroma which is really weird and unique.

T - Spot on. Very sharp and roasty. I like it alot. No real ester profile at all. High bitterness at the end due to the bittering hops, but no hop flavor really or hop aroma. Pretty filling.

M - Slightly dry mouthfeel, but not really dry. Great carbonation level and decent weight on it.

D - Not too bad. Definitely a slow drinking beer. I'd recommend something like a heavy dark chocolate to go with this one. For meats, I'd say something like corned beef and cabbage (paying homage to the Irish who designed this style). Might go nicely with some duck or venison actually.

Overall this was a pretty fair beer. Get ready for some intensity of the roasted character. Overally I'd like it. I think I would have given it a better score if it wasn't for that soury aroma in the nose character. It thows it off and makes you think of soured milk before you drink it. However, once you can get past it, the flavor is very nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 21:29:38 | More by phillipzayas
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

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

I really dig the creepy fanged skull crow-perch on the label as it looks even meaner than the mascot for Motorhead. It seems the designer tapped to decorate this bomber bottle was some sort of a D&D-playing horror-movie-loving heavy-metal head... hell yeah! But beauty IS only skin-deep, right? So what's in the package?

"Mortality Stout?" Pretty ominous-sounding nomenclature if you ask me, but a brisk pour does indeed yield a rather menacing-looking brew. In my Duvel tulip, the libation in question is a light-sucking ebony hue with a huge 4-finger deep cap of puddinglike mocha-colored foam atop. It takes quite a while for the fine-bubbled crown to recede, and a dense web of fluffy lacing remains clinging to the sides of my glass.

The aroma is loaded with charred barley and a winey note of burnt fruit. Rich dark chocolate bars sprinkled with crushed star anise are drizzled with a smattering of overdone caramel.

The taste is rife with notes of dark roasted coffee beans and an unsweetened brick of bakers' chocolate at the forefront. A midly-sweet toffee note is smothered in a blanket of pleasantly ashy, bittering char that dries the finish to smoking, smoldering dustiness. As the drink tempers a bit, black licorice, dark chocolate and a mellowing note of overcooked caramel become more noticeable, sweetening the proceedings without ever eclipsing the dark roastiness that pervades throughout.

The drink leans more toward medium in a medium-fullish body with an additional lightening-up of fine carbonation. An easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 18:07:32 | More by cvstrickland
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tjd112

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Spirits Unlimited, Lakewood, New Jersey.

Pours black as the dead of night with little lacing and a very dark head; smells faintly like coffee and coffee notes begin in the taste, but there is also a dry dark fruit aftertaste. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth, and this is a very drinkable beer for its ABV.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 19:25:25 | More by tjd112
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Spineypanda

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow. Smoky. Almost like charred wood smoky.

Has a dark non-see-through appearance, and a nice caramel colored head that lasts for some time with good lacing.

Smells...really weird like alcohol or some sort of fermented citrus.

Tastes smoky as hell. Maybe even something other than the malts were smoked to give it this flavor. A very strange flavor indeed.

If you are looking to try something out of the ordinary, this is it.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 06:50:00 | More by Spineypanda
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Bung

North Carolina

2.45/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

22 oz. Thick black pour, just a little dark tan head. Very roast aroma, mostly coffee, some malt. Taste, oh boy, quite a bit of sourness reigning over everything. Sour grape acidity. There is some roast malt and chocolate under there. After the tart fades a little mocha and espresso finish. Medium bodied. Drinkability, terrible. Drank about 6oz of the 22 oz.

Hope I had a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 03:46:28 | More by Bung
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Mortality Stout from ReaperAle
82 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.