smaynard6000 (472) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Made the mistake of trying this *after* the Acclimated IPA. Pint at the brewery. Pitch black with small creamy light brown head. Fair bit of lacing. Aroma is heavily caramel and chocolate roasted malt. Full bodied with creamy mouthfeel. This is intensely flavorful with coffee notes. Nice long finish. Nicely done.
maltman53 (148) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery, the Malpais is everything you look for in an American Stout: rich caramel and chocolate sweetness on the nose and palate, framed by roasted notes, and a cleanly pleasant and subtle hop finish giving it an American touch on the European Export style. Excellent job!
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at tap room. Pours black with lots of khaki foam. Massive roasted malt on the nose. Very creamy and thick mouthfeell. Lots of licorice and malt and roast and some hoppiness on the tongue. Finish lingers a but which is awesome because this is a damn good stout.
Westchesterco (662) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
At the brewpub on tap it has the color of chocolate fudge and the aroma of coffee it has the taste of coffee bit subtly lingering on the palate .
Iphonephan (2207) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub in Albuquerque. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee aroma. Roasted grains and nuts with a bitter finish.
MHOSKINS (43) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 isnít 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.
adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 doesnít have the same depth and richness. Medium body, medium carbonation, roasty mouthfeel, and beautifully roasty finish. Excellent stout.