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La Muerta - Freetail Brewing Company

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La MuertaLa Muerta

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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 201
Gots: 86 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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).

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32 oz growler poured into oversized tulip glass.

A - Pitch black with barely any head.

S - Not a strong aroma, but I get a bit of roasted malt and sweet chocolate.

T - Sweet notes of chocolate and a little bit of vanilla. This has a good amount of roasted malt and coffee. Very well balanced.

M - Moderate-to-thick body with low-to-moderate carbonation. The alcohol is surprisingly hidden in this. It drinks very smooth.

O - A good roasty and sweet stout that is deceptively strong. I love what Freetail is doing and can't wait to see more like this.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's been the first day of the year (since summer's end at least) that it's gotten into the thirties, good time for an imperial stout.

Pretty good looking beer, black with a nice foamy diesel head and sticky lacing.

Aroma and flavor: very different from your typical American double. A pretty good nose and great taste, roasty, chocolate, coffee, burnt, dark and mid fruits, specifically perhaps a little Brach's chocolate covered cherries notes. Roasty and burnt flavors come through more as it warms.

Hard to believe the ABV is so high. Drinks like it's 7%. Sweetish finish, but not overly so, with just a touch of chocolatey dry cocoa. Would like to try the barrel aged version, this one would be well suited for the barrel. Since I think I can still get some more of these, I'll grab a few bottles and age some. I suspect it will be quite tasty aged, although it's quite tasty in this fresh bottle too.

Freetail has been just wonderful since I discovered them. They're friendly to homebrewers and students too. Their beers are delicious, tho if they had a signature, I'd probably say it was their witbiers. Either way, Freetail rocks. And you'll likely never hear the ENTIRE ALBUM of Mars Volta, "De-loused in the Comatorium" in any other bar, ever! Cheers for that, and for the tasty beer!

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La Muerta from Freetail Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.