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RATINGS: 170   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (6379) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 3 Nov 2012 -- On tap at the Dia de la Muerta release party at the Brewery! Great time and an awesome beer. Dark, foreboding, smoky. Delish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2757) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Aroma: Dark Chocolate Malts, Mildly Roasty Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Dark Chocolate Malts, Roasty, Mild Caramel Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5726) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
Bomber: Thanks Madseeg: 2013 Vintage: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius: Medium sized creamy beige head. Deep dark almost completely black colored beer. Aromas of coffee, cacoa, malt roast, tobacco, herbal toast, some dried leaves, fruity cardboard, light carbo gass tint, toffee and some chocolate flowers with a caramel edge. Flavours of coffee, bitters, earthy, some spice, cacoa, tobacco, some malt and light coffee roast, light dry, some hints of dark fruits, smoke and an a herbal hay toasty tone. Aftertaste is a mix of cacoa, roast, bitters, malts, coffee and some dryness... Low carbo, creamy light spicy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2554) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Dark black with light beige tan head... Aroma of roasted malts, light spicy malts.... Flavor is spicy notes, roasted malts, vanilla, finish is pepper, roasted malts.... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (1018) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a creamy light brown head. A touch of roasted malts with a nice mild, not overwhelming, chili spiciness and a chocolatey sweetness. Similar flavor, but a touch of coffee shining through as well. A bit thin overall for an imperial stout, but enjoyable, with a nice lingering spicy chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3307) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Black, light brown lacing foam. Bitter coffee aroma, some spicy hints. Also coffee taste, but there is hot spicy tabosco there too. (Houston 201501)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5058) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2015
22oz bottle (2013) in a tulip. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some notes of chocolate and coffee, hints of smokiness and some dark fruits, hints of bitterness, and dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Smoother texture. A pretty good imperial stout but could be a little thicker and not as sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2781) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Black pour. Huge tan head. Tons of lacing. Aroma of coffee, malt, dark fruits, licorice. Taste is pretty close to the same. Fortunately not much licorice. A bit thin but decent.

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