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RATINGS: 178   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 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerenberger (1590) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
A roasted malts, smoke, with notes of bitter coffee and chocolate nose. An opaque black pour with a foamy tan head and no lacing. Taste follows the nose - roasted malt, smoke, bitter coffee with notes of chocolate. Full bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, this is a brew I look forward each year and it never disappoints. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bomber 2014 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, smoke, bakers cocoa and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, smoke and bakers cocoa with a smooth dry lingering smokey cocoa finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3157) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle 22oz. Pours black with low-medium beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, lactose, vegetal stuff, smoke. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, spices, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Nice dark malts. A tad heavy. Coffeesque.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (4798) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle (22 oz) shared at tasting. From dresden, thanks! Black with a medium brown head, good retention, leaving some lacing. Flavor is of fudge and cocoa powder at first alongside mild to moderate chili presence, perfume, alcohol, coffee and mild fruitiness. Taste is not very sweet with a bit of heat from the alcohol and mild chocolate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Vegetal finish. Too perfumy for my liking but there’s nice fudge/cocoa features and a little chili kick (which is weird considering it’s not in the ingredients list).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2961) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Pours a medium black with a beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of roast, coffee and slight oxidation. I swear I got some chile peppers but I don’t see it in the commercial deScription. Oh well, must be some hot alcohol? Nothing bad, though, it adds just a small kick. Coffee otherwise. Medium body and carbonation. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Whatup14 (1380) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille 650ml, bottle share. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka ayant une belle tenue. Arôme de malt torréfi, côté un peu vert, café, un peu épicé. Goût de malt torréfié, café, verdure. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4648) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
La robe presque noire montre un col mousseux plutôt tenace. Au nez, les notes rôties, la fumée et le chocolat montrent difficilement le chili. Au goût, le chili montre ses dents et le chocolat se regroupe. En bouche, la bière montre une texture huileuse. En finale, des notes amères colorées par la fumée. Un bon stout qui manque néanmoins de corpulence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6956) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
pours unclear very dark brown with a small creamy light beige cap, dark crema, sticky lacing. smoked roasted maltiness, burnt caramel, berries, some sweetness - molasses. moderate carbonation, medium body - very oily; sweet and smoky-spicy finish. good spice integration in this smoked and fruity stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5423) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle shared. Black pour with foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolaty, tons of cocoa, light chili. Taste is spicy, lots of cocoa, long lingering chili finish. Palate is full bodied, strong carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (6632) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Deep heavy dark brown with a thin light tan head. Deep cocoa and roast on the nose, a touch of earthy coffee as well. Smooth roasty flavor lots of chocolaty sweetness, roast, and a gentle bit of coffee. Complex and toasty and sweet and full.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger mocha colored head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Slightly smokey, roasted aroma with dark and sweet malt notes, dark fruit and alcohol. Some charred wood along with dark chocolate, coffee bean, oatmeal, toffee and caramel. Some fudge/chocolate cake sweetness underneath, balancing out the smoked meat/burnt malts. Slightly viscous medium body with a nice balance of smokey, roasted malt, dark chocolate and sweet booze. Dry and toasty with lots of dark chocolate, coffee bean and oatmeal flavor but it never becomes acrid or overly burnt tasting. There is some chocolate cake, toffee and caramel sweetness balancing things out along with some strong booze in the finish. Plenty of alcohol flavor but never hot or harsh. Not overly complex but has a nice balance of roast, sweetness and alcohol. Tasty but definitely a sipper.

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