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Mortification - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 67
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: largadeer on 02-11-2009)
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-10-2012 20:16:48 | More by nsheehan
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4.4/5  rDev +8.4%

Enjoyed at the brewery during the PtY frenzy. Growler to go gave me the opportunity to enjoy it in a more subdued setting - like at home under dreary Seattle skies that refuse to go away. A CofC nightmare.
Pours dark tastes smooth masking the alcohol content. Unlike many reviewers, I thoroughly enjoy this beer.
Difficult to pick out individual flavors but suffice it to say it is delicately balanced with no cloy. Totally drinkable considering the ABV.
Can't wait until next year to repeat the cycle but now I have my own RR growler to refill.

03-29-2011 19:45:35 | More by NWer
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-14-2011 23:25:55 | More by rob133
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2.53/5  rDev -37.7%

On tap at RR. 1 of my favorite styles so of course had to save room for a full pour of this one.

A-Lacks the thick tan head of most quads. This 1 is much weaker with a foam that quickly breaks down. Color is dark brown but transparent.

S-Weak notes of sweet malts, not nearly as complex as the good Belgians.

T-Definitely a subdued quad. Notes of raisin and other sweet malts. Not much else really there. Missing the yeast fruity esters here.

M-Alcohol is a little more evident than the greats. Fairly thin body.

O-A decent quad but is missing the complexity of my Belgian favorites like St. Bernardus and the alcohol is clearly present. Yet to find a good American version of this style.

02-20-2012 00:47:17 | More by deebo
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-28-2012 20:04:39 | More by Swonkie
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-18-2011 21:34:10 | More by iSrALE
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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

Served from a growler courtesy of gford217 - thanks!

Pours a slightly hazy light brown color with a one-finger off-white head. The head dissipates slowly into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of sugar-coated dark fruits - plums and figs - with solid malt aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sugary malt flavors are joined shortly by dark fruits before ending with just a touch of sweetness. The booze is noticeable but not as strong as the ABV would indicate.

Mouthfeel is very nice. It's got a nice thickness with solid carbonation. Very smooth.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass and could have a few more. This goes down very easily.

Overall this isn't as complex as some of the world-class quads, but the flavors all work very well together. Certainly worth a shot.

03-22-2009 03:35:25 | More by glid02
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-08-2013 00:21:09 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

3/20 @ Russian River. Pours cloudy caramel with a small than head that quickly fades into lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, candied sugar, cocoa,and caramel. Taste is similar with a slight vineous quality. Vineous and caramel finish with some alcohol. Medium carbonation with a medium thick mothfeel.

03-20-2009 20:37:30 | More by RomanW70
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-10-2012 18:24:53 | More by emilylee
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4.85/5  rDev +19.5%

This beer approaches perfection - and easily the best Quad I've had.

I'm not even going to try to describe it, but the balance and complexity are ridiculous. The finish is super long, spicy and classy. Would drink this at every opportunity.

An awesome beer. My favorite RR.

02-04-2013 13:21:46 | More by Corkpuller
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-20-2011 08:29:42 | More by Leftofthedial
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Another tick on the Russian River –tion Quest that I started quite awhile back! Big thanks goes out to estocker for sending me this one a LONG time back! Shared this one at aasher’s wedding reception with as many people in the wedding party as I could find! Served from growler into a Boulevard tulip. Poured a ruby red-brown with a two finger off-white head that subsided to a half finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, bread, and banana. The flavor was of sweet mat, fruit, banana, bread, and dark fruit. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. As far as quadruples go, this was a fairly solid one. All the proper flavors and aromas going on in all the right intensities. There was absolutely no sign of the alcohol in this one at all. This was definitely a scary aspect as I’m sure the right person could crush a 64 oz growler without a problem. I’m just glad I had help that all seemed to enjoy it as well. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance to do so.

07-03-2012 10:59:47 | More by thagr81us
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-23-2011 05:19:17 | More by trodersark
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-15-2011 18:37:12 | More by Diomede
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-15-2012 01:08:13 | More by Devi0us
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-15-2011 05:14:31 | More by bombadil
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-18-2013 21:29:00 | More by n2185
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3.35/5  rDev -17.5%

On tap poured into a goblet at the brew pub. Beer is a muddy brown, a bit of red highlights on the edges when held up to light, with no head. Swirling the beer in the glass force a half a finger's worth of off white foamy head but it quickly dissipates.

Nose is strong, but a bit one dimensional, just boozy dark fruits, rum soaked figs and raisins showing up.

Tastes follows the nose, lots of boozy dark fruits, that borders on unpleasant after a few sips.

Medium body with low carbonation levels makes the beer a bit slick on the tongue, finishing sweet and boozy on the tongue. Definitely a sipper, though the one dimension flavor profile is a bit disappointing.

02-06-2011 00:56:31 | More by nataku00
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-27-2013 20:08:34 | More by jsanford
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Draft at Toronado. I believe this was 11% ABV, but may be wrong on that.

A: Side by side with Benediction, the dubbel. Surprisingly, this is the paler of the two, and also much clearer. Amber hued with brown highlights, dark but very clear. The half-inch of head settled fairly fast, eventually reducing to just a ring.

S: Fruity (fig and date) with a big malty backbone. Esters are present but on the reserved side. Little bit of roastiness and yeasty spice.

T&M: Huge maltiness but not overly sweet; Russian River brews their Belgians on the dry side, something that I really appreciate. Figgy fruit, notes of date, graham cracker and just a touch of licorice. Medium body. Finishes semi-dry, almost crisp. Deceptively drinkable, there's absolutely no trace of the high ABV.

02-11-2009 21:54:33 | More by largadeer
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-20-2011 08:09:44 | More by Sixofsigmas
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-20-2013 17:19:50 | More by danwho
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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

A beast of a beer from Russian River.

a: Brownish amber colour with a fragile, soft head.

s: A very strong aroma; sweet with fruity esters similar to dehydrated fruit.

t: Very strong alcohol flavor that is sweet with a dry finish. Lots of fruity esters present.

m: A very heavy mouth feel while still smooth. This is a mouth coating beer.

d: I want to drink this beer a lot, but one and I'm done!

03-08-2011 05:33:57 | More by MoustacheHero
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-27-2011 18:12:04 | More by KevSal
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Mortification from Russian River Brewing Company
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