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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This is a meal in a glass. Brewed with 7 different malts and served cask-conditioned, you should be ready for a full onslaught of creamy stout intensity. Broadly in the style of a Foreign Extra Stout, this is our heaviest and most intense year-round offering.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3301) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
On draft at the brewpub in Albuquerque. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee aroma. Roasted grains and nuts with a bitter finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (74) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2013 La Cumbre is one if the best kept secrets escaping from New Mexico. This stout is smooth and simply incredible. Stout lovers will appreciate if you are fortunate to find on tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8461) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Cask at La Cumbre. Great cask pillow head with complete lace atop near black body. Nose is hazelnut, Nutella, coffee. Richer spicy chocolate in backend. Mocha and hazelnut in taste. Quite nice. An American brewery than can do a cask ale is shocking. Kudos.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9864) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Growler poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, plum, raisin and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and light dark fruit with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2013
32oz Growler from La Cumbre; November 2012
Cascading pour from the growler, end up with a two finger thick, nicely pale brown tinged head; this leaves lots of lacing stuck to the sides of my glass as I work my way through this beer. The beer is an almost black color that shows an opaque, but concentrated, clear, brown / amber tinge around the edges. The aroma has an ample roasted / toasted nutty character to it. This is backed by notes of concentrated, cold coffee, and ample roasted hay notes.

Sweet, roasted, bitter, and lingering on the palate, this beer has a nice balance of notes. The finish really grabs the palate with bitterness from both the hops and the ample roasted malt character. The beer has a nice fullness to it, it isn’t remotely cloying though, but sticks to the palate during each sip, and lingers just a bit, but the bitter roast malt and hop character dry things out enough that you want to take another sip quite frequently. Accentuating and balancing flavors to the predominant roast notes of cocoa, light coffee liquor, and burnt molasses. Nice, smooth, and creamy textured, especially as some of the carbonation wears of and the beer warms up. Smoky, roasted notes, touches of burnt brown sugar

A really nice Stout in the end, I could drink whole lot of this; smooth, amply roasted, even challengingly so at times, it is just quite a nice tipple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9122) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Tap @ La Cumbre. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Anise, sweet candy, dark chocolate, a bit fruity aroma. Rick dark fruity, charred anise, plum, fig, burnt sugar flavor. Not my favorite style but not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Pours a deep brown with a small beige head. Amber around the edges. Big roasty nose, with toasted nuts, chocolate, brown sugar, and a complex slate of dark malts. Flavor goes the same but doesn’t have the same depth and richness. Medium body, medium carbonation, roasty mouthfeel, and beautifully roasty finish. Excellent stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7858) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
At GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
Very dark brown to black color, dark brown head. Sweet, coffee scent. Sweet, roasted scent. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6061) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2012
7/13/12. Growler shared by hopscotch! Nice black pour, maybe some ruby on the edges. At first sip and sniff I was thinking dry Irish, but a rich sweetness and thickness develops alongside the roasted malts. Graininess and sweet chocolate in the aroma with touches of coffee. Nice sweet chocolate entry with a hint of sourness and lingering dryness from roasted malts. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Growler… Pours murky dark brown with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. The nose is mainly of brownies, but also offers fudge with traces of milk chocolate and espresso. Full-bodied and super velvety with lazy carbonation. The flavor is deeply roasted and medium to heavily bitter – dark chocolate and charcoal are the main components. Mid-length, burnt, bitter finish. Well done, but a little too bitter for the style and most importantly, my particular tastes. Pulls up just shy of being world class due to its abundance of black malt and hop-heaviness.


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