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La Cumbre Pecos Porter
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Ah, cooler months ahead; Malt on the mind. Not in the mood for any of the richly roasted and burnt notes of our Malpais but still want something substantial and dark? Cuddle up with this fine Robust Porter. Featuring a boat-load of British Pale, chocolate, caramel and black malts, this nearly opaque beer is brimming with a nose of milk chocolate and caramel. A good dose of American Centennial hops balance the sweetness of the malts nicely and leaves you with a beer that is a great stepping stone to the colder months without smacking you upside the head with coffee, burnt toast and…alcohol.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltman53 (328) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Tap @ Brewery. Pours black with a big, lacy tan head. The ABV has been bumped up to 7.1% from 6.3%. You won’t notice as this is a well-balanced beer of chocolate and caramel malt sweetness and 35 BUs to frame the flavors all the way to the soft, sweet finish. Beautiful sweet style Porter!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2013
32oz Growler from La Cumbre; November 2012
The beer arrives from the tap with a light brown, creamy textured head. The beer is a concentrated brown, burnt amber tinged, but mostly opaque color. This has a nice roasted character to it, as well as lots of toasted whole grain character. The nose is certainly defined by the ample burnt / toasted, almost brown cracker like, character.

My first sip is smooth, with burnt molasses notes, a lingering bitterness and burnt malt character in the finish; the dark grain contributes a slight astringency even. This reminds me a bit of cold, somewhat dilute coffee, it has dark cocoa touches to it (especially in the lingering finish), a light dark-malt sweetness, this last perhaps even accentuated some burnt, dark fruit character that hints at raisins and prunes. The body is light and quaffable; the bitter malt and astringency help to make this a bit of a sipping brew though.

This is quite a nice Porter, it is definitely lighter than a Stout (in both roast and body), but it is complex in its malt flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Tap @ La Cumbre. Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. Fairly roasty, toasted coffee, light chocolate aroma. Light anise, rich dark chocolate, a bit burnt, light anise flavor. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft at the source courtesy of erway, thanks! Deep marron brown color, small brown head. Aroma is dark cocoa, subtle coffee, and a whiff of nuts. Taste is milk chocolate, biscuits, burnt toast, subtle espresso. Top notch.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6494) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a coffee brown color with a finger of beige head that laces the glass. Huge toasty aroma, with coffee, pecans, and burnt brown sugar. The flavor is the same but comes together more smoothly; notes aren’t quite as distinct. Medium body, moderate carbonation, toasty mouthfeel. Spot-on porter. Best I’ve had since Hill Farmstead Everett.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1072) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 27, 2011
On tap at La Cumbre. Solid porter. Lots of caramel and sweet bread crust comes in the tail end. Some nice chocolate and burnt toast comes through in the finish, but I’d prefer a little more I think. Well balanced despite having a quite a bit of sweet malt flavor. Finishes fades into more chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (634) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Draft at O’Niell’s. Pours a dark, murky, almost black color with a frothy, average-sized head. Excellent lacing. Very faint floral hop aroma, scent is mostly of roasted chocolate and caramel malt. Slightly sweet, somewhat bitter. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. A good autumn beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2011
Light chestnut colour. The aroma is chocolatey and breadcrusty. Relatively dry finish with lots of chocolate and a light roast/toasty character.


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