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Mortification - Russian River Brewing Company

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: largadeer on 02-11-2009)
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rob133

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-14-2011 23:25:55 | More by rob133
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bombadil

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-20-2011 08:09:44 | More by Sixofsigmas
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: growler

02-04-2013 13:21:46 | More by Corkpuller
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Jemonster

California

4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: A deep root beer color and opacity. Thin white head. S: Rich toffee, hops, coffee and sugar. T: Toffee, raisin, some sourness and hops. It's on the sweeter side. M: Full and round, smooth. O: Pretty awesome beer on tap at Russian River. High ABV makes it hard to drink more than one.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2011 21:12:29 | More by Jemonster
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17%

12-30-2012 20:01:39 | More by msondel
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer from Russian River. Pours like an Amontillado in color, with a huge creamy head that fades to a thin cap and leaves some nice lacing. Impressive for a growler. Smells soft, vinous, of red fruit, and brambly; followed by the slightest hint of sour cherry. Tastes as fantastic as usual. Vinous, complex, tannic, brambly, smooth, and very well hidden alcohol. Delicious!

Serving type: growler

08-20-2010 13:27:12 | More by Georgiabeer
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MisterClean

California

4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the Toronado in the City.

A - Dark amber pour with maybe one finger of head mahogany-white head, that dissipates quickly, leaving a small amount of lacing.

S/T - Dark fruit, brown sugar, dark belgian sugars, oak, and slight grapefruit.

M - Well balanced, with a full mouthfeel, but slightly malt dominated of course. Slightly dry finish, with a light amount of alcohol.

D - This was excellent. Rarely disappointed from RRs offerings.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2009 04:17:15 | More by MisterClean
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beermeSD

California

4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at Tornado SD. Great coming off the tap, but it's heavy and should be enjoyed without the Mac N' Cheese plate served there. Reminded me a lot of traditional winter beers with a dark color, fruity smell and flavoring, and heavy feel to it. Definitely worth a second go the next time I'm there.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2009 21:13:59 | More by beermeSD
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trodersark

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-23-2011 05:19:17 | More by trodersark
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mchodge13

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-01-2012 17:32:58 | More by mchodge13
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-07-2014 01:25:23 | More by GClarkage
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PaulStoneAnchor

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-20-2011 03:49:53 | More by PaulStoneAnchor
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep dark amber/ruby with a half finger off white head. Decent lacing.

S: Candied sugar, brandy, sweet cherry.

T: Starts off sweet. Some dark fruit (figs, cherries). Malts & bready belgian yeast. slightly burnt sugar a touch of hops in the finish to balance it out.

M: Smooth with medium carbonation and a warming mild alcohol burn.

O: A top notch quad. Up near my favorite quads (Westvleteren 12 & De Struise St. Amatus 12). They should start bottling this one.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2012 01:21:08 | More by monitorpop
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Giovacchini

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-27-2011 16:46:18 | More by Giovacchini
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GradyS1

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-23-2011 14:43:48 | More by GradyS1
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chalkfullof

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-02-2012 07:01:48 | More by chalkfullof
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John11486

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-08-2012 22:33:53 | More by John11486
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TychoNDC

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-07-2013 19:35:31 | More by TychoNDC
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Jmoore50

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is another beer that I kept revisiting during my recent trips to Russian River. I am a firm believer that this is one of the top three American Quads in the U.S.

Served too cold and without any head, this still looked like a solid Quad. It has a caramel and brown sugar color to it that is solid throughout. Its not overly dark, actually more on the lighter side of the Quad spectrum.

Once this beer warms, which is key, it smells a bit like baking bread. It has a nice grainy smell paired with a clean Belgian yeast flavor. It is somewhat roasted with hints of sweet sugars.

Absolutely delicious. Its not Belgian, I drank this thinking that its a good American representation of the style. It has a great overall taste, very rounded. The grain bill is represented nicely and the yeast profile counteracts accordingly. Some raisin bread in there with a sweet caramel and toffee. I enjoyed this a great deal and was surprised to read the reviews of it.

A great solid mouthfeel that makes this drinkable at 10.5%. It has no noticeable alcohol notes in it other than a strong buzz in my head after drinking three glasses. It could do with a lighter carbonation, but criticisms about the sweetness are invalid in my mind. I thought this was a solid beer and would order anywhere available.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2011 03:01:19 | More by Jmoore50
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tbeq00

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-28-2012 21:28:13 | More by tbeq00
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JimmyTango

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-09-2012 16:30:52 | More by JimmyTango
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NWer

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

03-29-2011 19:45:35 | More by NWer
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animortician

California

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep Dark Brown, medium head that didn't last long.

S: Spicy, Cinnamon, Sweet, Appealing.

T: Everything the nose hinted at and more. Nutty, malty, well hidden alcohol.

M: Light for how how the ABV is. Still rich and satisfying.

O: This Quad is really good, well balance, very drinkable and complex enough for you to want to keep coming back.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2011 00:09:44 | More by animortician
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gford217

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to a very generous trader for this growler, shared with the usual suspects at the Brick Store.

Pours a deep, clear brownish amber with a big creamy beige head that sticks to the glass on the way down and remains a cap for the duration. The lacing is good and overall I was surprised at how light this one looked.

The aroma is fairly subdued but opens up a little more as it warms. Either way, it's on the sweeter side of things with lots of dark fruits and some caramel malts and candi sugar to compliment things.

The taste is a bigger version of the aroma with a huge fruity sweetness from figs, raisins and candi sugar. There is a sturdy caramel malt backbone that gives way to a slightly dry and wine-like finish that has a hint of alcohol burn as it goes down.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with lots of carbonation, especially from a growler.

This is one of the more drinkable quads I've tasted as it's on the lighter side of things and with a noticeably vinous quality to things. Another terrific brew from Russian River.

Serving type: growler

03-21-2009 00:42:15 | More by gford217
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Mortification from Russian River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.