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RATINGS: 147   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!


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
spaceycasey (13) - , Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2009 Served on draft in a snifter at Freetail. Limited edition bombers are coming soon I’m told - this review is not meant to reflect that version. Appearance is black with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and a very faint hint of hops. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, hints of smoke, roasted malt and slight alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is thick, chewy but creamy. A nightcap of a brew if there ever was one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Tasted on 8/23/11 from a 650mL bomber bottle obtained from a very generous trader, 2010 vintage, bottle 199 of 450. Pours a thick and oily completely opaque black with an average brown head that slowly recedes to a thin collar of lace. The nose is huge, with super darkly roasted coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, smoke, molasses, nuts, and just a hint of green hoppiness underlying. The flavor is full of molasses and milk chocolate up front, moving to the more bitter and roasted notes of dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, and light nuttiness with just a hint of green bitterness. The body is massive and full with average carbonation, a very cool mouthfeel, and a super long roasted, smokey, lightly bitter, and nutty finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerenberger (1265) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt and light liqourice note. Smooth and yet hardroasted malt flavoured. Dark chocolate and breadish dark malty. Smooth dark roasted malt flavoured. Lovely, mellow and with nice depths of roasted malt layers.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle shared by daknole. Love the concept and packaging -- well done. Inky pour with a ruby tint around the edge of the glass, but no discernable head. Smoke meat aroma that almost brought a tear to my eye. Tastes of brisket, char, and Texas. Perhaps the best thing to leave the state since me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
22oz bottle, #14/450 of the 2010 edition, courtesy of oakedcanuck. thanks, colin! pours an oily, jet-black with a thick, lasting, dark cocoa powder colored head with light lacing. aroma is great, spot on for an imperial stout from texas, with big notes of bbq smoke, campfire wood, and roasted malts backed by dark chocolate, toffee, and unique spice notes of red chilis and chipotle with a hint of mexican coffee as it warms. flavor is delicious as well with the bbq-smoked wood settling in nicely behind notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and dark fruits with notes of vanilla, tobacco, and subtle, peppery spice on the back end. palate is full bodied, rich, and nicely carbonated with a long, roasted, smokey finish. overall, an outstanding imperial stout that i’m lucky to have tried.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (12753) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle (Vintage 2010 - Bottle # 319 of 450) at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. High malty, chocolate, sweetness, smooth body, smokey, licoirce, nice bitterness, nice roasted. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (4416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks Brad). Looks good; pitch black with thin lacing. Smells great! Malty and smoky. Tastes good; dry and malty. Mouthfeel is good too. Overall, a very tasty treat!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Pours a nearly opaque black with dark brown edges and a thin, stringy-lacing beige head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel and chocolate with some nice plum and brown sugar character. Starts with good fullness and rich dark caramel and chocolate sweetness along with dark fruity complexity and a touch of warm toward the finish. Has some lingering dark chocolate character. A nice imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2009
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a tiny, tan head that bubbles out nearly instantaneously. Smell: Dark, roasted malts imparting fragrant notes of roasted coffee beans, black licorice, chocolate, molasses, and even some soot. Taste: Lip-smacking combination of bittersweet chocolate, dark caramel, and ooey-gooey molasses. Pinch of chimney ash. There’s a strong roastiness to be had, but also plenty of sugar. Earthy bitterness. Minor dark fruit hints here and there. Touch of alcohol heat welcomes in the sweet, roast finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Appropriately smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability: A full on good, enjoyable Imperial Stout to honor Día de los Muertos or any other various holiday, such as Columbus Day or Cupcake Day (August 18th).


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