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Mother Of All Beers | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Mother Of All BeersMother Of All Beers

Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by illidurit on 08-08-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 11
Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Long time want. Big thanks to Bill for sharing this at Woodshop 7.

A: Reddish brown with a long lasting off-white head.

S: Soy sauce, earth, date, and prune in the nose. Sherry oxidation is graceful and it blends with a bit of soy. Plum meets a dash of chocolate and some brown sugar.

T: Prune, date, raisin, and earth. Graceful sherry and soy oxidation character. Warming but little alcohol flavor. Brown sugary sweetness.

M: Full in body with medium carbonation and warming on the palate.

Overall: Excellent. Held up really well.

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Photo of russwbeck
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on 4/10/12 at Monk's Cafe Beers of the Cellar event.

The beer pours a deep hazy red with a slight amount of off white head. 4

It smells very dark fruity, a ton of plums. A very sweet classic and mellowed quad aroma. Deep and decadent. 4.5

The taste is pretty boozy, but a huge mellowed dark fruit taste make an attempt to overcome it. Musty malts, the taste is definitely on its way downhill. Sort of average. 3.5

Light and boozy. Very dry finish. Warming alcoholic finish. 4

The dark chocolate ice cream with a sweet bacon reduction sauce was staggeringly good. Never before has being allergic to nuts been a benefit to me (the suggested pairing was an almond apple tart). It's so sweet, rich and bacony. Sinful.

The beer was delicious, but didn't stand out above the other beers at this tasting. 3.5

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Photo of emmasdad
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pulled this one from one of my old notebooks from back in my San Diego days.

Poured a rich, medium brown color with a thick off white head. Aromas of raisins, cherries, dark brown sugar and plums. On the palate, this one is fairly full-bodied, thick and chewy, with dark malt, plums, candi sugar and booze. Very good.

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Photo of mothman
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The base beer of Cuvee de Tomme, a beer I really enjoy. Needless to say, I was very excited to try this one.

Poured into snifter.

Pours a light tan head. Color is a caramel brown.

Aroma: Sweet and malty. Raisins, toffee, cherries. It has some oak and spice notes as well.

Taste: Like the aroma, sweet and malty. No hops showing here. I get a decent amount of cherries in this beer, not as big as CdT, but still showing. Then I get toffee, raisins, plums, caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a touch of warmth showing. Medium to full bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends with dark dried fruits.

Overall, a very nice quad that seems to have held up fine. The cherry flavors were awesome and really pulled this beer together. It was pretty drinkable.

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Photo of yelterdow
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cellared for just over two years, this bottle arrived along with two bottles of Cuvee de Tomme back in 2005. Thanks to the Michael Jackson Rare Beer Tour, I am about to drink and gratefully review one of my favorite brewer's works. Sampled in a Duvel tulip at between fridge and cellar temperature.

Appearance- Plum brown with just a hint of red, this beer pours with moderate carbonation and doesn't create much of a head at first... typical for a brew with a strength of 10%... but subsequent decants procure a fantastic two-finger cordovan-tinted crown. Swirling it in the glass, the color begins to reveal the viscous body... there is a true thickness to appreciate.

Smell- Big, wonderful aromas of Stilton cheese, old books, rich, dark fruits, leather, and a complex interplay of malts and roasted candi sugar. It's got phenomenal balance, and the two years in the cellar no doubt was a good thing.

Taste- Figs, dark plums, and a huge malt backbone deliver a gigantic presentation in the entire mouth. The alcohol heat is there, but it's buried in the swallow and travels throughout the body. The beautiful balance of sweet and mildly tart, from beginning to end, is impressive... this is a *huge* beer in all respects. It really doesn't get any more full and concentrated than this.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The roasted wheat malt contributes to the slick, silky mouthfeel here. Carbonation is so smooth it's barely even detectable, allowing the flavors to disperse across the tongue without distraction. A savory, meal of a beer... this 750ml bottle could have easily been shared with friends. The Cuvee de Tomme, basically this beer aged in oak with cherries, is also fantastic.

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Photo of illidurit
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to cquiroga for sharing this epic beer at the RBSG 08 Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a dense tan head that leaves thick lacing. Aromas of raisins, oxidized apples, caramel. Primarily dark fruit flavor with fig and raisin. Also some candi sugar, vanilla, and caramel which make this beer rather sweet. Spicy fruity alcohol in the finish. Full bodied and warming.

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Mother Of All Beers from Pizza Port Solana Beach
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