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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Pours up jet black with a thick brown head that falls to a brown layer of bubbles on the top. Smells like roast, chocolate, smoky campfire, bacon and burnt toast. Taste about the same as smell. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Tried the 2010 and 2011 side by side. Both full bodied, black in color, slick mouthfeel with semi soft carbonation. 2010- Flavor of dark chocolate, black malts, and smoke. Dry finish. Smoke has fallen out and blended with the base beer. 2011- same as 2010, but with a much more burnt wood smokiness that dominates.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1726) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Smoky, sweet grapes and cherries, deep coffee and chocolate, some cinnamon. 2010 vintage bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
look: 4 smell: 3.5 taste: 3.5 feel: 3.5 overall: 3.5 Bottle courtesy of Huhzubendah. Served in an Allagash tulip. Ouch. Pairs near black with a good lit mocha head. Light collar. The nose carries a heavy amount of chili and some roast. Light chocolate. Nothing too in depth in the flavor or aroma. Lots of chili. Probably too heavy. Medium body and a roasty finish. Boom.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle shared with friends. Big aroma of smoke, bourbon, pepper and chocolate. Flavor is peppery with slight hints of fudge. Very well balanced and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Black body and no head. Coffee immediately hits the nose. Smoke is there too. Smoke is almost overpoerring. Not like the first time i hhad it...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle, big thanks for the share from clevar! Pour was dark brownish black with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of some dark fruit, chocolate, lots of roasted malt but mainly smoke and bacon-type notes, hints of wet coffee grounds in there as well. Taste is very smoke forward, with dark fruits in there as well going into chocolate and coffee notes, bittering roast and earth round it out with another slight hint of smoke. Nice stuff, but definitely a smoky brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CLevar (376) - 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 (8679) - 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 (356) - 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.

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