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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
9.1% ABV, 50 IBU A growing South Texas tradition, La Muerta is brewed each year for DŪa 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 Ė we recommend enjoying one now and save some for the future, if you can. °Salud!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16395) - 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 donít 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (16743) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1801) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16189) - HÝjbjerg, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (5888) - 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 isnít my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamChandler (4265) - 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. Itís good for what it is but I just canít drink more than 1-2 ounces of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1551) - 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. Thereís 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. Iím glad to have tried this one, but I fear my aversion to smoke beers continues. Serving type: bottle 04-13-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metallion66 (104) - - DEC 7, 2013
Didnít really read up on this beer much before trying it. Didnít realize it was a smokey beer. 2013 Bottle. Deep black pour with a beautiful dark brown head. Aroma is of a very roasty smoke. Taste is smoke up front that seemed quite over powering, but actually subsides as you let the beer sit and warm up. Almost has a little bitterness to it. Over all itís a pretty good beer. Iím not much of a fan of smoked beers however, luckily this one isnít over smoked. Still, I almost feel like it could be an even better beer without the smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (2440) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle thanks to mora2000..Pour is dark black with a thin head..Nose is chocolate powder, caramel, cola, roast..Taste is light, cola, spice, chocolate, nutty, light roast and smoke..Pretty disappointed..I would drink this pretty quick as all their beers get infected.

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