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La Muerta - Freetail Brewing Company

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276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 199
Gots: 87 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

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

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: wagenvolks on 02-17-2009

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Photo of crewfan16
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 22 oz bomber into a central waters snifter. thanks again to Channels321 for the beer via trade. 2012 vintage

a- fairly aggressive pour gave me about 2 fingers of thick chocolate milk colored head which took a minute or two to mellow out. beer is black with nice tan lacing on the edges of the glass.

s- smells rich. chocolate, some smoke, roasted malt

t- follows the nose. bittersweet chocolate, just a tad of smokiness, but a tiny bit of hop bite toward the finish. maybe just a tad of dark cherry. chocolate lingers more in the finish. a tad on the sweet side, not terribly complex but a very robust stout

m- really enjoy the feel of this beer. solid carbonation but the richness of it provides some thick chunky quality that i love in my imperial stouts. even though the abv is 10.2%, it is not noticeable. a very nice lingering finish hangs out in my mouth for what seems like forever. might be my favorite part of this beer.

overall, i really enjoyed this beer. a bit on the sweet side, but with just enough smokey quality to balance it out. not as complex as some other imperial stouts, but has a nice thick mouthfeel and long finish that I cant get enough of. Plus, it paired great with some roasted venison steaks that I made for dinner. happy I got the opportunity to try it, sad I dont have the opportunity to have it more often.

Photo of Dat
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of gpawned
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of raffy313
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of suspect
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Founders Brewing Snifter.

A: Deep brown/almost black beer. Aggressive center pour leads to a thin 1 finger mocha head. Lacing is thin but consistant.

S: Toasted chocolate malts, charred coffee, cooked cocoa and a little smoke.

T: Cocoa and coffee come out first and foremost in the flavor with the malts and smokey notes coming on the back end. Bitterness is present but the ABV is not.

M: A touch thin and a touch low on the carbonation. Finishes smooth.

O: A solid stout. Not in my top tier but most definitely a *good* beer. Would like to drink again but I wouldn't kill myself trying to find it.

Photo of popery
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of thegerm87
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of jeonseh
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by leftyhyzer as part of NWI tasting group bottle share

A - Dark brown with lighter accents and no head 3.75

S - Milk chocolate, light caramel, slight cream and roasted malt 3.5

T - Light chocolate and caramel with light toffee. Roasted espresso in the finish. Brown sugar. Light flavor profile overall

M - Light carbonation and body with roasted, slight oak finish

O - Decent overall stout with a good amount of coffee and roasted flavor. Nothing amazing bit solid enough

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of awdturboiv
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of jlindros
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass.

Thanks to both wagenvolks and twiggamortis420 for the hookups!

I feel this works as the digestif following a nice plate of tacos. It pours a straight onyx topped by a half-finger of sandy khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, dark chocolate, light coffee, and molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a hint of hickory-smoked ham. The body is a hefty-leaning medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice stout, one I'm glad to be able to try (and share) more of in the coming months. Good times.

Photo of Ted
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of inlimbo77
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, 2012
The Bruery snifter

A: Pours a deep dark brown. Almost black. No light gets through. Initially some light tan head that faded into a ring. Not a lot of lacing. Some alcohol feet.

S: Smelling lots of dark fruit. Some of that dark chocolate covered blueberries that you sometimes get in RIS. Lots of dark chocolate. Some roast coffee hidden underneath.

T: Deep dark chocolate. Some fruity notes. Some roast. Some alcohol is certainly there and you feel it going down the throat.

M: Full bodied.

Photo of mendvicdog
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

La Muerta from Freetail Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.