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Survival "7-Grain" Stout | Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Survival "7-Grain" StoutSurvival "7-Grain" Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The seven grains: Barley (Egyptian), Wheat (Mesopotamian), Oats (Egyptian), Amaranth (Aztec), Quinoa (Incan), Spelt (Mesopotamian), and Kamut (Egyptian).

Finished with 15 pounds of cold-pressed Stumptown 'Hairbender' espresso.

2011 - Finished with 15 pounds of cold-pressed Stumptown Organic Holler Mountain Coffee.

2012 - Finished with 20 pounds of cold-pressed Stumptown Organic Holler Mountain coffee.

35 IBU

Added by josiahschlender on 06-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,080
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
327
pDev:
9.48%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
27
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 327 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of l_volky
1.89/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I love coffee and I love beer. In fact, I've loved beer with coffee in it. This beer isn't one of them. It could be the 2010 fad grain quinoa talking. It could just be a poor choice in coffee. It is probably both. The only inspiration I can imagine for this beer is the ashtrays of Portland's dive bars that haven't been emptied in months put together. This beer tastes like old, wet cigarettes.

Look: It looks like a completely average weak stout. It's head is thin and white like the pimple I'm currently sitting on.

Smell: The red solo cup we kept on my porch for cigarettes when I was a college freshman. A week after a rain storm.

Taste: The hand rolled cigarette you found in a pair of pants you hid for a winter behind a radiator then dipped in the cold brew you let sit for 2 weeks in the back of your fridge.

Feel: Again, feels like a weak stout. Average marks because it's a completely average feeling.

Overall: I've had some fantastic Stumptown coffee freshly ground and brewed. I've also had their cold brew which I like a lot. I also remember HUB's other popular beer (the Hopworks IPA) being pretty okay. This beer, however, tastes like scraping the wet ashes from 2 packs of frat house cigarettes into a perfectly good oatmeal stout. Alternatively it tastes like the abandoned parking lot stogie I decided to smoke when I was 15. You choose.

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of scottfrie
3.11/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into imperial pint.

A: Pours a deep dark brown color with a finger of bubbly light brown head that faded into thick and lasting film leaving soapy lace down the glass.
S: Black coffee dominates with a little bit of spice. Pretty one dimensional.
T: More coffee, mild roast, bitter dark chocolate, touch of spice, almost no sweetness, and a bitter finish. Bitter chocolate aftertaste.
M: Thinner than I like, medium body, soda carbonation. Bitter and dry mouth.
O: Solid coffee stout. A bit thin, a bit one dimensional.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I bought a bomber of Survival 7 Grain Stout at a bottle store. $5.99. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a black walnut color and is opaque. Small beige head vanished quickly leaving a little froth on top of the beer.

Smell is subdued, with a coffee and roasted grain aroma.

Taste is all about roasted grain. There is a smokiness to it, and a bit of a bitter coffee finish. Not much sweetness in thos one and the flavor is a bit one dimensional.

Mouthfeel is thin for the style a bit watery.

Drinkable and sessionable, but not a particularly good stout. There are a lot better and at a much more reasonable price.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.22/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Look: Black with brown rings around the edges 1/4 inch tan head and no retention

Smell: Dark roasted coffee on the nose and it is strong

Taste: Upfront is the same roasted coffee note that that nose had but then it takes a turn for the worse, it transitions into a stale coffee flavor. Not sure if it is the organic ingredients or the coffee but it just taste stale and old. The beer was recently purchase from Belmont station so I know it's not too old

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium to low carbonation

Overall: Just and ok beer. Not sure if it is the organic ingredients or the coffee but it has a funky flavor profile

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ralree
3.34/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Dark brown, great lacing, 1/2 finger head.

S: Strong coffee, some chocolate, and that's about it.

T: Insane coffee and chocolate, a bit sweet, but also a bit watery and flavorless after swallowing. Some would call that a clean finish, but it would be nice if it lingered a bit more.

M: Rather dry, non-astringent, under-carbonated though.

D: Goes down OK, but I've had better stouts to drink.

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Photo of Murrhey
3.36/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Three finger mocha colored head. Thick and creamy. Long retention. Nice lacing. About as dark a beer as you can brew. Wonderful looking stout.

S- Strong coffee notes. Roast malts and toffee form secondary aromas. Coffee is strong and the aroma definitely reflects that.

T- Surprisingly watery flavor. Has a smack of roasted malts to it. I thought it might be richer, but the roast flavors are secondary to watery, light flavor in the first sip.

M- Not nearly as thick as expected. Watery, with a dry finish. Not bad.

O- I had higher expectations for a beer that looked so good, but unfortunately it didn't hold up.

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Photo of CJS
3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A Dark and a bit thin on the pour. Tanned head that turns into a tiny lacy collar. Non coating on the glass. Looks like a less carbonated soda.

S Very earthy smell. Almost like dirt. Caramel and bitter coffee.

T The earthy smell matches the taste right off. Very grainy. Malty with a dry bread-like body. Lastly a toasted cocoa appeal.

M Think and dry. Goes down easy enough though.

O The organic aspect is appreciated. I wish it had more of a variety in the flavor profile to balance out the earth tones. Really reminds me of a cold carbonated cup of coffee. Not a bad thing, but not what I expected. Would go great with a granola bar.

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Photo of philbertk
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hopworks Urban Brewery--HUB--Survival "7-Grain" Stout--Malt Beverage With Coffee Added--Sustainable Organic Beer--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 35 IBU's. (3.75 / 5.0) Foamy lacy light tan head. Thin coffee black color. Light roasted coffee cocoa hop hint delicate aroma. Slightly creamy sweet silky toasted dark biscuit grain bread roasted light coffee fruit mild Stout body. Smooth refreshing mild hop dry Session Stout end. If blindfolded I do not think I would think this was a Stout. Very mild dark malt character. Seems as if color comes from coffee, not malt. Sampled 8/14/2010. 2 @ $5.99 Each.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the brewpub in Vancouver, WA. Fresh beer- canned just two weeks ago. An interesting stout. Pour is pitch black, but not syrupy. Aroma is all grains, almost like sticking your nose in a bin full of granola. Taste is a little one-dimensional....not bad at all, but not overly complex with light bittering. I'd put this on the porter side of the spectrum, if that means anything, where a porter is a drier, lighter but still very dark beer. I can pick up on a few coffee notes but nothing stands out. There are a large number of much better stouts out there, IMHO.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a dark tan head.
Nose shows lots of coffee and roasted grains. Little else showing.
Similar flavours, lots of roasted grains with a little coffee behind it. Again it seems to fall flat rather quick.
Nice creamy carbonation. Body could be a bit thicker.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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