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La Muerta - Freetail Brewing Company

La MuertaLa Muerta

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

213 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 213
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%


Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 02-17-2009)
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Reviews by jlindros:
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to ApostleBrewing for another interesting one from Freetail.

Pours a darker creamy 1/2 finger head that fades at med pace little lacing, pitch black beer, no light coming through.

Nose starts with roast, roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, a bit of dark chocolate and cocoa, hint of char and bitter dark malt, a light smoked malt with hint of smoked cheese like and light oats I think. Just a touch of earthy hops.

Taste brings creamy dark malts, light caramel, a bit of powdered cocoa, hint vanilla even, some creamy milk chocolate as well. Light roast in the background, just a bit of fresh roasted coffee beans. The dark malts bring a hint of bitter char but not acrid. Melting choc really comes through the more it goes and warms. Slight chewy malt center with hint if oats, and faint hint of smoked malt again. Light earthy bitter hops in there somewhere, as well as a bit of warning booze. Finish is long creamy chocolate, hint if coffee, more bitter roast and earthy malts, fairly dry but slightly sticky mouth coating.

Mouth is fuller bodied, rich and a bit creamy, nice carb, just a bit of warning booze.

Overall quite a nice beer, nice malt profile with good roast and coffee, nice bitterness with roast and hops although a bit more hops would have been nicer, and a bit more coffee too. The light smoke is a nice addition, and acrid niceness kept in check well. Also nice balance and booze levels, a nice tasty beer that I'm glad I didn't age.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 03:08:21 | More by jlindros
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Bottle is an incredible gusher with two-third of the bottle ending in the sink. Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size foamy head with limited retention. Aroma of chocolate malt with light dry roasted malt is intriguing. Taste is an interesting mix of black chocolate malt with some light dry roasted malt with light residual sugar notes. Some small traces of smoke can also be detected. Body is lighter than expected and carbonation was exceptionally strong when I opened the bottle but died quite quickly. Interesting beers but texture and level of carbonation was definitely off in this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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2013 Vintage poured from a bomber bottle into a goblet.

A - Color is pitch black and no light gets through. The head is tan colored. Not super thick, but maintains a thin solid layer and thick lacing throughout the drinking experience.

S - Aroma of bitter dark chocolate and some wood smoke. A little coffee. Some sweet alcohol. No overt hops aroma. Not overly complex.

T - Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, mesquite smoke. No hops flavor. Alcohol is subtle. Clean; not very complex for an Imperial Stout.

M - Body is thinner than expected. Subtle carbonation. Moderate hops bitterness. Low alcohol presence.

O - This is a clean and enjoyable imperial stout. The characteristics that stand out are the interesting smokiness (on the good side) and it's lack of complexity compared to other examples (on the bad side).

Serving type: bottle

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La Muerta from Freetail Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.