Stranded | Mother Road Brewery

BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting More Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Road Brewery
Arizona, United States
motherroadbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ONovoMexicano on 02-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4
Reviews:
1
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
12.29%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by ONovoMexicano:
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I stopped by the marvelous little Mother Road Brewery on a whirlwind brewery tour of Flagstaff. This brewery was my favorite and I loved this beer and ended up buying two bottles for home. Today, two months later, I finally get around to cracking it, despite the fact that it's a Winter Ale and Albuquerque was in the 70s today.

Anyhow, the beer is a looker. A dark black liquid with zero transparency, but tiny bubbles of carbonation visible making their way upwards. The head is khaki brown in color, started three fingers thick (in the snifter I used) and persisted long after the pour. Sticky lace reaches the to the top of the original head level. Very nice.

I like that the nose is all porter and not overrun by spices. There's lots of roasted dark malt and hints of dark chocolate. Nothing more I can detect, but I'm not mad. Especially given what hits my tongue. Fuegoooo. Delicious beer. The beer is still dark and roasty flavored, but the chocolate flavors are more explosive. There are some vanilla and toffee notes there as well. When I had it on draft, I remember more spice presence (although modest and subtle they were) but the short aging period seems to have allowed them to diminish a bit. Still, the beer remains tasty.

The beer is creamy and smooth and has a robust quality about it. Winter warmer could apply here. After the vanilla-y smooth start, the beer finishes chocolatey and semi-dry. I'd say you can hardly do any better in terms of how a beer drinks.

This beer is solid, man. More than solid. I'm a fan.

 1,540 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Lawnboard
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of kerry4porters
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stranded from Mother Road Brewery
4.23 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More