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La Muerta - Freetail Brewing Company

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La MuertaLa Muerta

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90
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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 196
Gots: 75 | FT: 8
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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chippo33

Vermont

1.25/5  rDev -69.1%

07-23-2013 04:21:01 | More by chippo33
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leschkie

California

2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

04-15-2012 15:33:31 | More by leschkie
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Etan

Wisconsin

2.39/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

22oz, 2012 vintage. This was a gusher and infected.

A: Pours out an unremarkable black with some brown hues and a large light chocolate head.

S: Unmistakable infection here. Vinegar and barnyard aromas, some light roast and chocolate malt behind.

T: The infection is less apparent in the taste, with just a hint of bacterial character, along with chocolate and coffee roast.

M: Medium-bodied, high carbonation.

O: Infected. Too bad, I was looking forward to trying this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 01:36:32 | More by Etan
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drewone

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

10-18-2013 07:11:29 | More by drewone
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

06-11-2012 02:54:40 | More by nmann08
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silentjay

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pitch black with a dark tan head made of big bubbles that lasts for a while and laces well.

bacon. damnit. burnt bacon. roasted malts, burnt coffee, and burnt pork. too much smoked, burnt meat.

again, burnt bacon with a melted plastic and slightly metallic flavor that is not very pleasant. a bit of cacao powder and coffee try to make it through, but don't quite pierce the smoke veil.

medium/full bodied with the perfect amount of carbonation, but a lingering smoked meat flavor that I do not enjoy.

well.... I can see why many Texans would like it, but for me.... It's just too smokey. too burnt meaty. too single-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 04:10:26 | More by silentjay
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djmichaelk

Florida

3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-15-2013 18:29:31 | More by djmichaelk
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frankthetank86

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

09-08-2013 17:22:38 | More by frankthetank86
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VaTechHopHead


3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

05-28-2013 16:19:57 | More by VaTechHopHead
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

03-18-2012 03:56:33 | More by 3Hops
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popery

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

02-01-2013 22:05:49 | More by popery
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alleykatking

Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bottle. 2009 vintage.

A- Pours a nice dark black with a hint of brown hues to it when held to the light. Half finger mocha colored head dies pretty fast. Some spotty lace that falls back into the glass.

S- An interesting aroma to say the least. I have had some time to ponder this one and this is what I have come up with: front starts of with a hint of chocolate and a lot of front end smoke. Middle shows some darker malt with what seems to be a peaty earthy aroma. Ending shows a little more of a chocolate tone with a ton of smoked peat. Alcohol shows up for a split second then is gone. The smoked peat doesn't last a whole while turning into a liquid bacon kind of smoke.

T- Taste is a little odd for the style and beer. Starts off with some roasted malts and a touch of liquid smoke. The middle of the beer has some very peat rich flavor to it with a hint of what seems to be caramel malts. Chocolate comes in the start of the ending flavor for me. A smoked peat comes out next which seems to die more into a liquid bacon flavor. Alcohol is present but nothing too much. Such a weird flavorful beer.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little light for the style. Roasted malts, light peat, and liquid smoke. Aftertaste is mostly smoked peat, bacon, hint of alcohol, and chocolate. Flavors kind of ran a muck with stuff turning all the time. No off flavors were present but the peat at times seemed to be a off flavor. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

O- Overall this beer was a little interesting. The flavor profile had a ton going on and at times it was a little overwhelming. The ABV wasn't really in the beer at all even in the ending. A beer that is worth a shot but I wouldn't age it as I did or else you might have mixed results.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 05:23:29 | More by alleykatking
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2009 vintage

Pours no head. Color is black.

Aroma: Peat and smoke. A lot like surly smoke in that sense. Very malty. Bacon and chocolate. Not very stout like.

Taste: Very similar to the nose. Smoke, less peat, bacon, chocolate, malty, and creamy. Odd.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends with more roast and smoke.

Overall, this tasted more like a smoke beer than anything. Somewhat drinkable, but far from what the style should be.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 00:09:29 | More by mothman
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a dark brown with a one inch brown head on top. Nice retention, but minimal lacing.

S: Extremely smoky aroma with some charred malt, and little bit of meat/bacon. Some hints of chocolate as well. The smoke is a little too heavy for me.

T: The smoke is not as heavy as the aroma, which is a good thing here. It is mixed in with some heavily roasted malt, chocolate, and some dark fruit.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A little too smoky for my taste, especially in the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 15:40:19 | More by mdaschaf
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Spider889

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Urbancaver.

Pours black with moderate stout thickness. Has a short dark toffee colored head.

Smoke! Smoke! Fire? This is one smokey stout. Meaty - smoked venison and campfire cooking.

At first the smoke was interesting and actually rather tasty, but it quickly became detracting and palate-wreckingly strong.

Tastes much more balanced than it smells, but still the smoke imbues one with the urge to partake with extreme caution. Nice roastiness is going on and has a slight coffee flavor that would likely be delicious in the base (non-smoked beer). Dark chocolate rounds things out, though we lose any potential sweetness due to the smoke.

A fun beer to try.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 08:53:10 | More by Spider889
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harrymel

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vint 2011
Dark black with a tall mocha head. Roasty, smoky nose with additional hints of leather and chocolate. There's a slight vinyl tone on the back of the nose. Flavor follows through with plenty of smoky, mesquite character and a little charcoal even. Hints of raisin and coffee (burnt coffee) as well as the leather. Medium on full bodied with moderate, fine carb. I'm glad to have tried this one, but I fear my aversion to smoke beers continues.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 06:12:47 | More by harrymel
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to brew3crew for sharing this one.

A - Black beer with a fairly minimal head that left pretty much nothing on the sides of the glass.

S - It's got a lot of smoke in there, some earth notes, little bit of grease, caramel, and some chocolate. I actually kind of dig the smoke.

T - Taste just didn't really do it for me. It's kind of a chocolately, bacony, smokey brew, all things I like, but this combination wasn't quite right on. It wasn't bad by any means, but just not great.

M - Smooth, lower carbonation, fairly full bodied.

O - Wouldn't mind trying the barrel-aged version of this, as bourbon on the bacony smoke could be interesting. A little different, but this one wasn't quite my thing.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 16:53:48 | More by AgentZero
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-16-2014 21:23:41 | More by nrs207
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-11-2014 00:16:00 | More by TxUltraRunner
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-02-2013 02:18:53 | More by AlexFields
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-12-2013 19:51:03 | More by spycow
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been in the cellar for several years - perhaps an '08 or '09

Appearance: Pours a charcoal color with chocolate highlights; very little head and no lacing action

Smell: Fudge and smoke, but not particularly vivid

Taste: Fudge, with a growing smoked meat character that builds into the middle and lingers, after the swallow, along with the chocolate elements; gets somewhat fruity in the finish, as well

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Overall: Perhaps I sat on this one too long, but I notice that others have not cared for the way the smoke presents itself in this beer

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 00:39:24 | More by brentk56
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-12-2013 04:28:09 | More by KiMiRaiK
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SGToliver

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-22-2013 17:39:44 | More by SGToliver
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Huhzubendah. Served in an Allagash tulip. Ouch.

Pairs near black with a good lit mocha head. Light collar. The nose carries a heavy amount of chili and some roast. Light chocolate. Nothing too in depth in the flavor or aroma. Lots of chili. Probably too heavy. Medium body and a roasty finish. Boom.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 00:12:45 | More by Thorpe429
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La Muerta from Freetail Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.