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Malpais Stout - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 19
Gots: 33 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co. visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: t0rin0 on 04-01-2011

This is a meal in a glass. Brewed with 7 different malts and served cask-conditioned, you should be ready for a full onslaught of creamy stout intensity. Broadly in the style of a Foreign Extra Stout, this is our heaviest and most intense year-round offering.

60 IBU
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Ratings: 166 | Reviews: 20
Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Medium black body; not quite pitch black but quite dark; two finger brown head with very long retention time, no lacing, medium collar.

S- Earthy notes, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, a bit of what smells like oatmeal, some black coffee. Nice complexity and intensity.

F- Roasted malt, toasted grains, dark chocolate bitterness, milk chocolate sweetness, coffee flavours, earth. Very tasty beer with a nice stout profile. It's quite bitter in an earthy manner, which is the MO for La Cumbre.

M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, smooth and roasty, only the bitterness makes it a slight chore to drink.

O- Very hopped up Export Stout, I would have liked a bit less bitterness but the nose and flavour profiles are otherwise on point. Nice body, too.

Photo of johnpalisi
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EFitzsimmons
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwbetts
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevBot89
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EricTeusink
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BMMillsy
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can from trade. Thanks! Pours pitch black with a pretty creamy looking one finger dark khaki head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, some sweet molasses, a hint of hops. Flavor follows with a nutty note, some roasted coffee, roasted malts, sweet molasses and lightly bitter chocolate. Nice balance of the sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Super smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, with medium carbonation. This is a really nice beer.

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer4B
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Deeply brown and topped with a thin and tight layer of coffee creme head.
S: Smells of dark malts, chocolate malts, burnt toffee, light coffee and a hint of burnt toast.
T: The taste is full of sweet malts, coco nibs, dark rye toast, that morphs into a palette full of hoppy toasty bitters.
M: Viscous and clingy, clings to the tongue like a hungry face hugger.
O: Thick and creamy with plenty of char, would be outstanding with BBQ meats.

Photo of duffman14
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and roasty with coffee notes

Photo of rspauldi
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toothirsty
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben7773
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DRBiser
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mscudder
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTbrew32
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Black in color with a three finger tan head produced.

Aroma- Mild aroma consisting of a little bit of roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate.

Taste- Creamy milk chocolate and a hint of some kind of vanilla sweetness are most noticeable at first. Towards the middle a mild burst of roasted malts comes in providing perfect balance to the creamy chocolate sweetness. Finish is a mixture of the roasted malt and chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Medium to full bodied, mild carbonation, creamy in texture, and a good amount of residual malt in the finish.

Overall- This is incredibly well balanced with the chocolate being perfectly sweet and the malt adding just a touch of needed bitterness. Very enjoyable and easy drinking, and definitely worth seeking out.

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Malpais Stout from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.