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Mortification - Russian River Brewing Company

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90
outstanding

119 Ratings
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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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: largadeer on 02-11-2009)
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RomanW70

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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MoustacheHero

Colorado

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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impending

California

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

A

At the source. Crystal clear, rich deep red stained mahogany. Lighter in color than most quads. Served with minor head, nice lacing.

Aroma is unmistakable, thick and heavy. The dark fruits include a hint of black cherry and a touch of sour for good measure.

Taste is sweet, hint of a barleywine. Nice flavor evolution from tip of the tongue to the quietly lingering aftertaste, delicious. While the hop taste is significant for a quad it is relatively minor but of particular note for this style of brew. The alcohol is very restrained, I would not have minded it if it had been more forward. Mouthfeel is viscous without becoming cloying.

One of those brews that I really enjoy yet want to like it even more!
cheers
jd

12-23-2010 23:44:31 | More by impending
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Arbitrator

California

4.1/5  rDev +1%

Draft at Toronado's Barleywine Festival 2009.

A: Translucent amber. The head has very light retention, and it quickly settles to a ring. Some lacing down the glass.

S: Strong dark fruit aromas: fig, date, plums. Caramel malt, and a nice Belgian yeast nose.

T: The dark fruits dominate the taste, giving it an initial flavor of figs, dates, and plums. A little breadiness in the mid-taste, with caramel malt providing a strong, sweet backbone. The remarkable thing is that the finish is quite dry.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Well-masked ABV.

D: I'd like to have this again. I could definitely have a couple of pints.

02-16-2009 04:44:23 | More by Arbitrator
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +1%

On-tap at Russian River.

A: Dark brown with a little lacing that stuck around the whole time

S: Belgain Candi sugar, plums, fig and some raisins. A very nice malt backbone to hold it all together.

T: Tasted almost exactly what I thought it might form the scent! It's a Quad!

M: Very nice, hard to pick-up the 11%!

D: For not being a style I like alot, I liked this beer!

02-23-2009 21:24:01 | More by madtowndmb1
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +1%

A nice pour from a growler thanks to onix1agr.

A- a nice hiss when the cap is popped, that's a good sign being that this was a hassle to finally get. A finger or so of tan head from an aggressive pour that held for a bit before settling and leaving a thin ring. Rather clear red brown in color with amber red highlights.

S- bready and sweet with a nice light spice to it. Some dark fruits, figs, raisins, bits of cherry.

T- soooo nice. Opens up with dark bread, brown sugar sweetness, dark fruits with dates and dried cherries. Background spices that lean towards the fall variety. Flavors are well balanced and very complimentary, they flow into each other super smoothly.

M- on the fuller side of medium but not heavy. There's a bit of slip to it. Carb was solid considering the long trip this took. Just about right for the style. Very smooth with almost no heat on the palate just a nice warming in the belly.

O- well rr never let's me down and I had reservation about this one from jump street. A nice quad and one that is super drinkable even fresh. I'd like to see what a bottle of this would do with some time down.

04-03-2011 20:04:35 | More by oglmcdgl
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%

a: amber color, little head, decent lacing
s: sweet -- dark fruits including raisins, sweet caramel and a hint of citrus and alcohol
t: a tame quad, definite malty sweet with raisin flavor but not overly sweet. first thought was not sweet enough, but actually a pretty decent balance with some slight alcohol in the finish
m: carbonation was just a bit on the low side, but nice heavy mouthfeel makes for a good drink
d: fairly easy to drink, didn't knock my socks off right away but i quickly grew into it comfortably; would buy if they bottled it

04-22-2009 04:10:34 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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paytoplay

California

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%

On Tap Toronado SD, Lots of carbination with a swirl, all the way till the end. Great aroma, woody, some sweet raisiny-ness and with a nice finish, minerals and acidity keep it from being too sweet. Winter warmer great for a cold night, nice quad / barley wine and easy to drink for the style.

02-19-2009 23:40:13 | More by paytoplay
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iSrALE

Mexico

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-18-2011 21:34:10 | More by iSrALE
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Leftofthedial

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-20-2011 08:29:42 | More by Leftofthedial
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thagr81us

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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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-15-2011 18:37:12 | More by Diomede
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n2185

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-18-2013 21:29:00 | More by n2185
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largadeer

California

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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KevSal

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-27-2011 18:12:04 | More by KevSal
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Gilmango

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-19-2011 00:44:21 | More by Gilmango
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ber12

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-23-2012 03:44:12 | More by ber12
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-10-2012 21:50:05 | More by JRod1969
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ales4baldo

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-05-2012 20:17:55 | More by ales4baldo
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jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-10-2013 00:45:03 | More by jkane101
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MrFootstones

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-15-2011 17:15:56 | More by MrFootstones
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-16-2011 20:43:36 | More by codynevels
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RespetoCerveza101

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-06-2012 04:09:17 | More by RespetoCerveza101
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-24-2014 02:18:15 | More by wrightst
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ccrida

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

On draught at the Toranado, I thought this would be fitting for my first beer here. Served in a tulip, Mortification is a dark reddish brown with a small white collar, leaving no lace.

Smell is malty, raisin and caramel, Special B in the hizouse! Not much in the way of esters, just some light peppery spice. I kept waiting for it to open up, and it never really did much...on the other hand, I drank it fast, couldn't be helped!

Taste is really rich, woa! Raisin puree maybe, strong but clean alcohol, malty. While this is super smooth, it's pretty simple for the style. I'll take well made over kitchen sink any day though, and reckon a bottle of this would develop nicely....

Mouthfeel is really creamy, with a light body.

Drinkability is pretty dangerous, wow is this one smooth quad. While you can taste the booze, it's not relaly hot or anything, and overall, really dangerous!!

03-24-2009 00:01:23 | More by ccrida
Mortification from Russian River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.