Mortal Kombat X Scorpion Imperial Stout
Sound Brewery

Mortal Kombat X Scorpion Imperial StoutMortal Kombat X Scorpion Imperial Stout
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Sound Brewery
Washington, United States
American Imperial Stout
3.77 | pDev: 11.14%
Feb 07, 2019
Jun 04, 2016
A unique blend for great Imperial Stout brings both fire and ice into your glass. The fiery Southwest chilies and cooling Madagascar vanilla bean pair nicely with the exotic notes produced by their own yeast strain.
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Shared bomber bottle.
Clear bit very dark red brown with a decent beige head and vary good lacing.
Moderate chili heat and lots of chocolate flavor. Well balanced.
Feb 07, 2019
Rated: 3.42 by cd34 from Illinois

May 17, 2018
Rated: 4 by BlueKurenai from Vermont

Feb 09, 2018
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by JuiceMan818 from California

Nov 29, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

Jul 06, 2017
Rated: 4 by ckollias from Maryland

May 15, 2017
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Rated by Scarecrone from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The spice was definitely stronger than I expected however it added a flair. This was a solid stout and one I really enjoyed
Feb 21, 2017
Rated: 4 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

Jan 23, 2017
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Sampled January 2017. Poured from 22oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark color, and thick dark tan head. The head lasted average length of time, with some lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Sweet with strong caramel aromas. Some smokey and roasted aromas, along with a little chocolate.

Taste: Full-bodied with strong pepper spiciness and chocolate flavor, as well as alcohol. Some bite from the hops, and sweetness like caramel flavor. Also some coffee flavor. Over the chocolate flavor and spiciness dominate.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, which confirms the 8.0% on the bottle. Also very smooth.

Overall: Interesting imperial stout. Best if you enjoy a combination strong spiciness, chocolate, caramel, and alcohol.
Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Jan 21, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

Jan 04, 2017
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Reviewed by DraconusDesanctus666 from Florida

3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3
Poured from a bomber into a Cigar City snifter.

Cool label...Creamy,dark khaki head,with small to medium bubbles.Beautiful lacing on the side of the glass.Jet black in color,with no light coming through the glass.Pretty heavy carbonation for an imperial stout.

On the nose I get mostly coffee,and cocoa.I also get some slight hints of vanilla,roasted malts,and I can just barely pick up the chili peppers.

On the palate I get coffee beans,and cocoa nibs.I also get some vanilla and chili peppers in the after taste.Getting some roasted malts as well.In the aftertaste you get a pretty good dose of spicy / hot on your tongue...Nothing outrageous though.

The feel is medium bodied,with a medium dry ,warming finish.Quite a bit of fizzle on the way down,from the carbonation.
1/4 of the way through the bottle I started getting heartburn,and feeling gassy...Too much chili pepper.

This is a decent imperial stout,better than I thought it would be anyway.I personally think the chili peppers come out a little too much in the palate,and warming effects.It looks smells and tastes good,but 1/4 of the way into the bomber,I can already tell it is going to do a number on my stomach....Still a decent imperial stout.

Not even halfway into the bomber I started getting indigestion.Looks smells and tastes good...But not worth the after affects in my opinion.
Kind of a shame...This would be a damn good stout,if it weren't for the after affects.Everything is fine,except for the stomach feel.
Dec 17, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Dec 17, 2016
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Pours near black with cola brown edging where light can penetrate. Cocoa-powder colored, half-finger head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds and a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Not much for lacing; just a few tiny spots here and there.

Smell - Chocolatey as all getup, with lesser vanilla character. A hint of chili pepper spice lurks dangerously below.

Taste - Woefully underwhelming after such a strong impression on the nose. Watered-down milk chocolate and vanilla sweetness before the back end hits with a blast of chili pepper heat that bites at the back of the throat. The aftertaste does ring with vanilla battling the pepper heat, but the front-end of this beer is all but missing completely.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Watery texture. Goes down easy enough, but terribly thin for the style.

Overall - Where's the 'stout' in this stout? Drinks closer to a spicy regular porter, not an imperial stout. No depth in the chocolate or roasted malt at all. I really wanted to like this, but the lack of 'beef' is too hard to overlook. A shame. The spice is on point. I guess it's cool to buy for the novelty of it, but don't expect much.
Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by rwilde from Ohio

Nov 16, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by ncherf from Washington

Nov 14, 2016
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a half finger khaki head that dissipates slowly to patches and good lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, chili, light cocoa. Flavor is somewhat subdued dark toasted malt, cocoa, mild but distinctive chili pepper, a hint of vanilla. Finishes smooth with residual malt and light chili. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A kind of laid back imperial stout considering its formidable label and association. Redeemed by an overall pleasant smoothness and consistent malt flavor throughout into the lingering finish. Good flavor, but left me wishing for a bit more robustness. The chili, on the other hand was nicely handled, making finishing a few glasses a pleasant experience. I find it odd that most beers associated with legendary warriors, Klingons and metal bands are often so laid back, if not staid. A nice stout and scored as if it wasn't supposed to sting like a scorpion.
Nov 12, 2016
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Reviewed by spacecake9 from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber.
A - Pours black with a one inch white/tan head.
S - Aroma is more coffee than anything else.
T - The flavor is coffee, bitter dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Definite chili bite on the finish.
M - Average carbonation. Creamy but not as thick as I had hoped. The chili bite stays for awhile.
O - Pretty good stout, a bit better than I expected.
Nov 06, 2016
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Reviewed by JonCorbett from Canada (BC)

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Stout black - moderately creamy camel-beige head that dwindles down into small rocky formations of chunky bubbly formations and some very elegant crocheted lacing.

Aromatics: Relatively mild, not real pungency in any of the scents but there are your typical stout aromas - plums and dates, dark roasted malts, you can smell the vanilla but any indication of the chilies is not present in the aroma.

Taste: Rich dark coffee - so natural you can almost taste the actual bean. If you have ever had chocolate coated coffee beans then you you’ll know what I mean. The cacao notes are very dark but with a mild bitter, you can taste the vanilla sweetness underneath and though the heat from the chilies is more prominent in the heat you can discern the distinctive spicy pepper flavour.

Feel: Firm middleweight. There is a decent smooth creaminess even though the carbonation is still providing an ample tickle on the palate. And of course - there is a delightful chili heat that drops at the back of the throat and likes to linger there, warm and content. Of the finish which is clean and dry, the lingering heat is this is the only indication that you even had a sip. I think it is a great feel.

Overall: The awesomeness of Scorpion and Mortal Kombat aside, this is actually a really good stout. It has a good creaminess and great balance of dark rich bitters and sweeteners. I love the theme - matching the flavour to the character, like many other beers I have enjoyed that involved pop-culture nostalgia, Sound Brewery did a great job of bringing that character to life in a beer form

Pairing : Of course I’m going to play my XBOX 360 version of Mortal Kombat - even though Sub Zero is my favourite character, I am playing with Scorpion for this session. And for sound added flair I put on my Mexican Death Metal mix for background music (mostly my the band Brujeria). For munchies - I made a plate of nachos using Doritos guacamole and habanero chips with red chili pepper jack cheese, spiced ground beef, jalapeños, red onion, and pineapple with a split dish side of fresh ingredient sweet pico de gallo, and guacamole with roasted jalapeño. Really playing off the sweet and heat combo as much as possible. Made this the most enjoyable gaming session I’ve had this year (not that amazing if you consider this is probably only the third time I pulled out the XBOX this year - lol). I don’t care what the critics of this series say - I say if you set the mood and match the flavours this is a kick ass brew.
Oct 09, 2016
Mortal Kombat X Scorpion Imperial Stout from Sound Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 28 ratings