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La Negra - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co. visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ONovoMexicano on 03-11-2014)
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M_chav

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-26-2014 04:46:55 | More by M_chav
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-05-2014 05:33:05 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, dark fruit, and licorice aromas. Taste is much the same with licorice, wood, and herb flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting mix of licorice and herb qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 04:07:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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thereal_adam

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

05-31-2014 18:21:20 | More by thereal_adam
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MDM

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-12-2014 00:32:53 | More by MDM
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -23%

03-11-2014 19:00:27 | More by kingjohnh
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.21/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at the brewery on March 10, 2014. Also debuted in 22 ounce bombers.

Arriving in a snifter, the beer was immediately eye-pleasing. A finger and a half thick, espresso-colored head, foamy and looking like the top of a latte sat magnificently above the liquid. Below was a pitch black liquid suggestive of black gold aka oil. The head persisted exceptionally well and left rings of lace as I drank.

I struggled to make out any prominent aromas initially, only getting a sweet smell. As the beer warmed, dark, roasted malts made their way to my nose. It didn't really do justice to the tastes I was about to enjoy.

There's much more going on for the tongue's delight, especially a toasty, singed bread flavor up front, followed by coffee, sweet, creamy caramel and dark chocolate. It's a wealth of flavors that all work well with each other, but also stand out on their own. The beer, being freshly tapped that same day and also having a high ABV, did have a slight heat. It didn't stop me from quaffing away and enjoying the thick maltiness, the dry, roasty finish, and a surprisingly bitter aspect (I did a double take with the IBUs, which hit a whopping 80).

I wholly intend to revisit this many times in the next few weeks, as well as buy a couple of bottles to age. The beer is already good and I suspect with age will become a delicious monster of a beer. Another job well done for La Cumbre.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2014 17:39:39 | More by ONovoMexicano
La Negra from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.