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Malpais Stout - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 11
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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:
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

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 04-01-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Chico1985 for hooking me up with the La Cumbre cans. Reviewed at Pinon Flats Campground, Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO.

A- Tallboy can poured to a chalice with a midnight black body. A head forms to over a finger with a toasted brown hue and foamy creamy consistency. Head retention is fairly good and a puffy ring remains. Webs and sheets of lace coat the glass.

S- Dark bitter chocolate notes almost dominate the nose for me. Dark blackened grains provide the former as malts drop notes of burnt roast grains, caramel, nuts and some sweets. Spiced dark fruits and hops beyond that.

T- The fruity part of the beer picks up here with spiced raisin and fig coming to mind. The dark cocoa still shines in the forefront and comes with a deeply roasted grain bitterness. Other notes are caramel, toasted nuts, slight sweetness and cereal grains.

MF- Fairly thick bodied overall with an oily and frothy texture when agitated. Carbonation at a medium level and it all finishes with a burnt roast bitterness.

Very dark grains bring on a super dark chocolate feel that brings along a substantial bitterness. Drinks perhaps a bit bigger than 7.5% but still flavorful and nice as a tallboy.

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Appearance - Pour is dark, dare I even say, black. Huge tan head falls nice and slow-like, lace and retention are decent.

Smell - Dense roast and char, chocolate bars, extra toasted bread, coffee, molasses, light earthiness.

Taste - Still big on roasted malts with other flavors being harder to pick out than in the scent. Dark chocolate, dark fruit, a bit of a sweetened coffee vibe, toasty bread/grains, light alcohol warmth, big general burnt flavor with low sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Lower-end carbonation, matches the flavor with its density, pretty hefty feel to it. Definitely a bit of a sipper.

Overall - Kinda reminds me of big bold imperial stouts like Old Rasputin, Expedition, Ten Fidy; lighter in alcohol but almost equal in dense+intense roast/dark chocolate. Definitely not an everyday stout, but if you dig this kinda thing it's sure to please.

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Malpais Stout from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.