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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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!


3sheets2wind's rating

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3sheets2wind (78) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3231) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from ZacM612. Dark brown pour with a big tan head of small bubbles. Aroma is dark malt and chocolate with a light hint of peat smoke. Bold flavor of slightly sweet malt and some bitterness. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (193) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Dark, almost black with thin beige head, slightly oily appearance. Aroma is chocolate, dark roast coffee, and a little booze. Flavor has a little spice. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1220) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Fairly viscous very dark brown pour. Nose is light cinnamon and red chile and smoke. Flavors of dark chocolate, dark roast and sweet chocolate malts, light spice and light smokiness. Creamy full bodied mouth feel with fairly heavy carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1209) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours opaque black. Nose slightly soapy, green pepper, light roast, some dark chocolate. Taste bitter roast up front, light chocolate, very faint pepper. Mild bitter roast finish. Older bottle and seems a little flat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bruds (36) - - NOV 9, 2014
On tap at Freetail. Dark black and red. Light brown rim. Smells of coffee. Very smooth. Sits nicely on the palate with coffee and sweet dark chocolate. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewballs (207) - USA - NOV 9, 2014
Excellent beer by a local San Antonio brewery. I had this on tap. Dark as night. Coffee, roasted malty notes. Foamy head. Dense. The booze is there but not overpowering. Full body. Smooth wash down. A beer meant for deep Autumn or a cold Winter’s night.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bomber from Bu11zeye. Pours dark brown/black with no head. Aroma seems smoke, very. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is smoke, ash dark malt, and some pepperiness. Getting a little chocolate. Really outstanding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6696) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with no head and a smoky dark malt aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt and chocolate flavor with a slightly hot pepper finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11054) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Flavour and aroma is coffee, roasted malt, hop, sugar, chocolate, alcohol. Full body. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - 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]


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