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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 1 - 01/03/14, from an IP trade with Frank. Light black with a good sized tan head that retains well. Nose is dark malts, light smoke, roasty tones, dark chocolate, spice, liqourice, dark fruits. Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, spice, dark fruits, Xmas cake, cherry pangs, dark chocolate, light roast, molasses. Medium + in body, fine carbonation with a drying close carrying sweet licks. Ok impy but lacks depth and complexity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13214) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a black body under a dense, finger-thick light tan head. The aroma has chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and even more coffee. Some herbal hints. Supposed to be smoked, but I don’t detect that in the aroma. Some in the flavor though, which is also sweet, roasted and chocolatey. Not so much coffee. Full body and a soft carbonation. Coffee, roasted malts and some vanilla in the lasting finish. Alcohol notes all the way. A really nice one, tasteful and moreish. 140301

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10644) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 010314

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1302) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Sort skum brun Kaffe tømmer choklade rørsukker Bitter lidtx sød meget Oile livig @f1

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, licorice notes and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (2990) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
22 oz. Bottle from a trade with bu11zeye. Nose is a mixture of campfire, ashy malt and chili pepper. Taste is overly smoky, large amounts of old peppers, an imperial stout base is here but I really dislike smoked malt. This smoked malt lingers for a long duration. Ashy texture. I really tried to like this. But peppers and smoked malt really just isn’t my thing.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2389) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Thanks Chris for sharing this. bomber split this 4...could be 1 or even 2 years old. Batch number is unknown. pitch black. Smells like chipotle and smoke and sweet onions. Whoa. This is green peppers, smoked sausage, ham, salt brine and chocolate caramel coffee stout all molded into one. It’s good for what it is but I just can’t drink more than 1-2 ounces of this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (1498) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasty and chocolate. Very roasty. Grassy. Tastes a bit off.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1481) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Vint 2011 Dark black with a tall mocha head. Roasty, smoky nose with additional hints of leather and chocolate. There’s a slight vinyl tone on the back of the nose. Flavor follows through with plenty of smoky, mesquite character and a little charcoal even. Hints of raisin and coffee (burnt coffee) as well as the leather. Medium on full bodied with moderate, fine carb. I’m glad to have tried this one, but I fear my aversion to smoke beers continues. Serving type: bottle 04-13-2012


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