Motherland Russian Imperial Stout | Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Oregon, United States
hopworksbeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by artoolemomo on 11-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
8.64%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of tomb_ride
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kemoarps
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark cola. You know this song. Small latte coloured head dissipates pretty quick. Light at the corners.

Nose has everyone's favourite bouquet of licorice coffee dark chocolate entangled in a dangerous dance with that whiff of alcohol to raise an eyebrow.

Flavour brings no surprises there. Alcohol heat previews a highly carbonated body that doesn't quite have as much heft and chew as I'd prefer personally. Dark chocolate and acrid coffee and while the alcohol is omnipresent, it sits comfortably around the other flavours, not distracting or completely overwhelming. There's an almost ashy quality hiding under all the carbonation too. Interesting.

Overall, it's got some things going for it that are more of the 'they better have that going for it given the style' so I like it in that regard. Within the scope of RISs... eh it's ok. Nothing to write home about, but not unpleasant either. In that perfectly respectable if unexciting realm of 'I'd drink one if offered or there wasn't anything better on tap, but wouldn't really prioritize it'

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Photo of MacStinson
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gouettn
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanJan
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head with some decent lacing around the glass. Smelled of dark chocolate, caramel malt, slight burnt notes and bitterness. Allowing the beer to warm a little accents the nose even more. The taste was very good! A great interpretation of the style. Checks all the boxes for me; you can taste the same flavors you suspected in the smell and they are very well balanced. So easily drinkable and highly enjoyable.

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Photo of smi69
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Black Friday. Inky black pour, with sparse beige head. Nice rich roast grain aroma, chocolaty taste, hints of burnt toast. Plenty of lingering warmth for the colder season.

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Photo of drone
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jason_nwx
3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of South2NW
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Niceroad77
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeBond
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beer-n-dogs
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Birdlegs
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BMESSER88
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ninaturner
3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jondouchen
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zander4dawin
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light on the hops, a smooth imperial stout with foggy dark fruit flavors.

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Photo of Derek
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PacNWDad
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, almost black, and opaque. Pours with two fingers of beige colored head. Lots of lace. Aroma is what you would expect with a stout - roasted malt, a little coffee and cocoa, a bit winy due to the high alcohol content. Pretty sweet, almost as sweet as a milk stout, with a little bitterness in the middle and then sweet again. Not much carbonation, a bit thick and some fire from the alcohol. Overall a very enjoyable beer..

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Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Red Hot. The beer was very much on the dry side, with a lot of licorice, coffee and light vanilla. Not my favorite style of RIS, but still a pretty tasty beer from HUB.

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Motherland Russian Imperial Stout from Hopworks Urban Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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