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RATINGS: 151   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!


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3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3sheets2wind (76) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
On tap at freetail. Served way too cold. Once it warmed up, it shows a nice smoky and coffee flavor. Black/Garnet red with no head and little lacing. A bit boozy and slightly sweet. Decent bitterness and a good mouth feel. This is a solid imperial stout. Closest comparison would be yeti from great divide.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Freetail La Muerta ].
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dry wood - smoke, chocolate, dark roasted, smoke notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sugary, sweet malt, roasted, molasses, light chocolate - coffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2523) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle in Breckenridge with my dad. Pour is pitch black with a fluffy brown head and great lacing. Big smoke, meat drippings, cocoa, light coffee, marshmallows, and graham crackers in the aroma. Taste is smoky, dark chocolate dipped marshmallows, graham crackers, espresso, earthy hops, and grass with a toasted bitterness on the backend. Think mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Nice stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1474) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle shared at DLD. Pours a darkish brown without much head. Aroma is of slight peppers and cocoa powder. Taste has some pepper in it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours a nice dark black color, a little thin on the viscosity scale. Chocolate, roasted malt are mainly present on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a hint of burnt nuts, probably the smoke they talk about.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
April 11, 2014 - bottle shared by Brandon. Dark brown pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma and taste of chocolate, spice and slight smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (5924) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bomber shared by Brandon - thanks! Dense brown pour with a small soapy head. Aroma of peppers and smoke. Medium palate. A bit of peppers on taste, plus some chocolate. Yummy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4636) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: Bottle is an incredible gusher with two-third of the bottle ending in the sink. Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size foamy head with limited retention. Aroma of chocolate malt with light dry roasted malt is intriguing. Taste is an interesting mix of black chocolate malt with some light dry roasted malt with light residual sugar notes. Some small traces of smoke can also be detected. Body is lighter than expected and carbonation was exceptionally strong when I opened the bottle but died quite quickly. Interesting beers but texture and level of carbonation was definitely off in this bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7895) - 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 (7189) - 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 (13104) - 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


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