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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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9.1% ABV, 50 IBU A growing South Texas tradition, La Muerta is brewed each year for Día de los Muertos in honor of our departed friends and family. A big, lush Imperial Stout, La Muerta is full of roast, smoke and chocolate flavors from an array of specialty malts that go into this garnetblack ale. If you are holding this bottle, it means either you (or someone you know with a kind heart) boldly stood in line for hours on the first Saturday of November. Karma rewards those who give selflessly, so share with your closest compadres or a new friend. La Muerta will age wonderfully for years to come – we recommend enjoying one now and save some for the future, if you can. ¡Salud!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2011
22 oz. bottle from a buddy in Texas- thanks, Brian! 2010 vintage. Bottle 25/450. One of the best labels I’ve ever seen on a beer. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small beige ring for a head. Aroma of rich coffee, dark chocolate, toast, molasses, earth, and some smoke. The flavor is smokier, but still not overpowering with it in the least; dark chocolate, coffee, nuts, peat, and molasses. Medium-full bodied, with a smoky, roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Excellent imperial stout and the smoke character is done so well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Bomber from 2009, I believe. Poured deeper brown with a short-lived, but easily-resuscitated smoked tan head. The aroma picked up burnt dark chocolates, black patent, and coffee malts accented by ashy smoke, vanilla, and a hint of diacetyl.. alcohol was well masked. The flavor found more well-roasted black patent maltage than anything else.. milk and darker chocolates plus coffee (just the roasty aspects) as well.. more vanilla and buttery notes too.. finished with smoky roast, a touch of malty sourness, and dry, peppery alcohol warmth. Medium-bodied, dry, and a bit grainy on the palate.. warmth found the right places.. OK feel and flow, but not great. This was a decent stout, but it didn’t blow me away in any regard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Vintage 2010, bottle 319/450. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3414) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan foam. Nose is chocolate, soy, molasses and hay. Medium to full body with a buzz. Taste is espresso, prune and dark chocolate. Good stout, lacking some complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2196) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2011
tasting on 8/20/11. black pour with a thin tan head. light roast with licorice and dark fruits across the nose. sweet medium body with tobacco, roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits and sugar. sweet raisin roast finish with a touch of chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2234) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Tasted on 8/23/11 from a 650mL bomber bottle obtained from a very generous trader, 2010 vintage, bottle 199 of 450. Pours a thick and oily completely opaque black with an average brown head that slowly recedes to a thin collar of lace. The nose is huge, with super darkly roasted coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, smoke, molasses, nuts, and just a hint of green hoppiness underlying. The flavor is full of molasses and milk chocolate up front, moving to the more bitter and roasted notes of dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, and light nuttiness with just a hint of green bitterness. The body is massive and full with average carbonation, a very cool mouthfeel, and a super long roasted, smokey, lightly bitter, and nutty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4779) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
This poured a very dark brown to black color with a tan head. Aroma was lots na dlots of milk chocolate, caramel, tootsie rools and some roast there too. Flavor was much like the aroma, almost like tootsie rolls with roasted coffee and some dark chocolate added. Great Impy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
’10-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-22oz bottle #321 of 450- pours a big brown head that disappears and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/roasty/burnt, acidic. Taste is sweet dark malt-dark chocolate/molasses/rosty/burnt, some fruit hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10963) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
bottle at papsoe tasting. pitch dark, very small head. roasted malty, faint woody boozy or dried fruity aroma note too. flavor is roassted malty, boozy, dried fruity, oaky, cofee?. sweet malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13896) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle (Vintage 2010 - Bottle # 319 of 450) at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. High malty, chocolate, sweetness, smooth body, smokey, licoirce, nice bitterness, nice roasted. Very good.

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