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RATINGS: 147   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CLevar (377) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle from my main man down in Texas, and shared with some good friends. Thanks hopper! Pour is a dark black with a fairly dark fizzy mocha head that fades quickly to no lacing. Aroma is HUGE smoke some boozy figs and other dark fruit, a bit of caramel, a bit of coffee and chocolate. Taste is overpowering smoke at first, but after the first few sips this mellows out to more woody dark fruit, chocolate, coffee. Slightly thin finish. Not quite what I was expecting, I think the smoke really puts it in a category other than IS...perhaps "Smoked beer"?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
Very smooth drinker. Average mouthfeel but dangerous drinker. Great flavours cover the booziness. Brown coloured body with a creamy foam. Complex, with smoke the pleasant hook in the smell and in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jckp64 (355) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle shared by phaleslu. Thanks peter! bottle number 25/450. Pours pitch black with a light tan ring for a head. Aroma is smoke, chocolate, coffee and molasses. Flavor as a bit more smoke, coffee, dark chocolate and molasses. Has a nice smokey and roasty mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (1855) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle, 2011 vintage shared by atxdelivery. Dark brown/black pour with a light brown head. Smoke, bitter chocolate, and coffee aromas. Very smokey with bitter chocolate and deep roasted malt flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2010 vintage. Bottle #157 of 450. Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Black color. Two plus fingers of fairly dense creamy light brown head. Retention is average and a small ring of lacing. 4.5 S: Itís been a while since Iíve smelled a stout that smells this good. Actually, this smells more like a porter. An almost bacon-like smokiness manifests first followed by a peaty roastiness. Cocoa powder and coffee are next. The peat gives a sourish twang (this is not infected). Earthy and sweet at the same time. 4.0 T: I think this is the first stout with a peaty component that integrates the flavor well into the whole beer. Peat and smoke are the prominent flavors in this by a good margin. Caramel, molasses, and earthy hops. Coffee and chocolate are next with a drying roastiness on finish. 4.5 M: Slightly heavier than medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess and smooth. Usually I like a bit more body on ISís, but this works for this beer. 4.0 D: A unique, surprising treat. I liked this a lot. Well crafted and interesting and didnít need a barrel to impress me. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-27-2011 02:26:55

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (5878) - 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 Iíve 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 (7008) - 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 didnít blow me away in any regard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15588) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle @ PapsÝ. 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 (3187) - Swarthmore, 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 (2140) - 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.

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