Mortality Stout | ReaperAle

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Mortality StoutMortality Stout

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California, United States

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.75%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin dark brown head that fades quickly and leaves a thin on the glass.

S: The aroma contains dark fruit, licorice, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out a strong dark fruit flavor, then some background flavors of coffee and milk chocolate come in. The malt character is on the thin side for the style. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth but a bit watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, a decent beer overall but there are certainly better alternatives within the style.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.46/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(Got a few of these in a couple of trades.) Poured an awesome midnight black with fantastic thick head and great lacing. Very nice thick and deep scent, with sweet malts, roasted grains, and a nice bit of earthy hops in the back. Great flavor, with great roasted grains, a nice hint of coffee and chocolate, and a nice earthy hoppiness at the end to mellow it out. It went down great, with little hint of its higher ABV. Looking forward to having another at Halloween.

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3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

Pours a nearly opaque chocolate brown with a slight reddish glint. There is a dark khaki head of foam that forms--not very much head, but quite creamy.

The smell is of intensely roasted barley malts, cocoa, and coffee notes.

Bittersweet dark chocolate tastes, toasted grains, and bready flavors are among the first things that hit my palate before the bitterness associated with dark roasted malts. This brew is very well balanced between the chocolate/coffee, the sweetness, and the slight hint of alcohol in the flavors. The beer has a texture on the thick side of medium-bodied with a smooth and with a smooth and viscous mouthfeel. Drinkability is good.

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4.83/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

WOW! Now this is a great stout! Definitely one of the better stouts I have had in a long time! The beer is BLACK! Deep black, thick, almost chewy thick.. pours like molasses, but all of these adjectives I use lovingly! This beer is smooth and heavy, it definitely has some weight behind it and is definitely a new favorite of mine! The only negative thing I can and will say about this brew is that I should have tried it sooner! If you love stouts like me, do not pass this up! This is top notch stuff!

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2.99/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Really cool head color: it is mocha with a red tinge. The rest is black black even when held up to the light. The smell is slightly alcoholic which makes it a touch sour, but mostly chocolate malts. Definitely not a real smooth and creamy nose. Taste has it's ups and downs. The alcohol is pretty prevalent (however I am notoriously very sensitive to that). I don't get a relate-able flavor from the malts (such as coffee or caramel) because there is this strange sourness from the alc that takes everything over. Still some sweet flavors that hang around to keep things in check. The body could be a touch smoother, too, as it feels slightly too carbonated to me considering the huge malty-sweet-sour characters.

Honestly, I think this is, and many other imperial stouts are, over the top, rejecting flavor in place of abv and "cred." Bring the ABVs down a touch and I bet I would be able to pick out a lot more of the tasty nuances of this brew. But that may just be my anti-high grav self talking.

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4.32/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black body. Brown head that seems to dissipate somewhat quickly.

Roasted Malts up front and then some hoppiness. Chocalate is dominant, toffee and hazelnut is pretty noticeable. As I give it a swirl I notice little bit of a mustiness. Smells really good, though.

Really nice taste. This tastes like a Oatmeal Stout. Chocalate, toffee, hazelnut and oats. Coffee is there but not overdone like some stouts.

Medium body. Smooth, tiny bit of carbonation. Feels really nice in the mouth.

I could drink another one, if I had a another one. Really tasty, easy to drink and no booze taste.

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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a very dark brown, for the most part its opaque with some amber tinge to it around the edges. Virtually no head at all, bubbly and quickly dissipating.

There is not much of an aroma coming from this beer, some pretty minor chocolaty undertones and some hints of coffee, but nothing that really catches your attention. It has a very nice subtle chocolaty flavor, not bitter, but not overly sweet. The chocolate and roasty flavors are the most prevalent, pretty much no hops at all. Theres not too much else going on flavor wise and it has a little more carbonation that I prefer in a stout, but its not enough to ruin the smoothness. Overall this is a good beer, nothing exceptional, but definitely a worthy stout.

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4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in the Secret Halloween '10 BIF. Thanks to Devilsaint78 for this one.

A-Pours a very dark brown, some hints of ruby at the bottom of the glass. Foamy mocha head has great retention but no real lacing.

S-Lots and lots of chocolate. Yummy. A bit of roast underneath.

T-Very, very nice. Right on for the style. Mild sweetness with a lot of nice prominent roasty bitterness. A lactic note in the finish with some sweet creaminess finishes this one off nicely.

M-Medium bodied, creamy, with some nice richness.

D-Yes, please. Not familiar with the beer or brewery before I got this but I would seek it out again. A very good export stout.


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4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes to beerFMAndy for this beer. Poured from a bottle into my pint glass.

A: Pitch black, four fingers of mocha hued head. Great cascade action. Solid retention. Thick lace rings.

S: Sweet milk chocolate, roast malt, coffee with cream, hint of campfire. Great nose.

T: Milk chocolate, roasted malt, bitter hop bite, light smokiness

M: Smooth low carbonated medium body.

D: Very nice beer. Easy drinker for sure. I would pick this up again if given the chance.

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