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Malpais Stout - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 15
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Schlafly33, Monday at 08:47 PM
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dailyminefield, Sunday at 12:08 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

DCLAguy11, Nov 20, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -1.4%

Gadun76, Nov 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

hoppytobehere, Nov 11, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

JefferyLaGrow, Nov 10, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge dark brown head from an active pour. Brew is a solid, beautiful black. Retention is very impressive. Thick lacing. A truly beautiful stout.

Cocoa notes waft out from several feet away as the beer starts to settle. Up close, roasted barley and dark fruit are more apparent, along with dark bread and bananas.

Flavor is at first subtle: a standard stout, with roasted barley and just a hint of dark fruit. Then the flavors start to roll in: tons of very, very roasted barley; a bit of black coffee; very dark cacao (but this is not a chocolate stout); a ton of bitterness and burnt toast, especially on the back end; slightly sweet hints of cream and bananas.

Creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Sticky, almost chewy retention. Medium-full feel, not among the thickest for a stout, but very smooth. A little alcohol heat in the chest, but none in the mouth.

This is a big, strong, bitter, but pretty traditional stout. It would be a great option for a daily drinker kind of stout - think a much bigger, bolder, and better Guinness. It's not super sweet, so it's not much of a dessert stout.

Roguer, Nov 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

allenc666, Nov 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.36/5  rDev -43.5%

Kennethzelljr, Nov 03, 2014
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SCanthony, Nov 03, 2014
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SweetChicken, Nov 02, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

MacQ32, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

160z can, poured into a snifter

A- pours a jet black color with with a one-finger creamy dark tan colored head that retains to eventually settle to a film on tap and a ring around the edges

S- smoky roasted malt with aromas of charred wood, day old coffee, bakers chocolate, cocoa, caramel & soap suds

T- Smoky malt up front gives lots of campfire/charcoal flavor. A hint of caramel mixes with coffee & chocolate on the mid-palate, the finish is chocolaty with a linger of smoke

M- heavy and viscous body with low carbonation leads to a super creamy and chewy mouthfeel that continues into the finish, while remaining quite drinkable

O- This one definitely is a meal in a glass. Huge creamy mouthfeel with nice smoky/chocolaty roasted notes, well done

Treyliff, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Beerandboards, Oct 28, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

CraigMack61, Oct 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge stout here, perfect for winter. Grain from caramel to coffee and bakers chocolate. Roasty and toasty with a Denice palate encompassing expansive feel and a touch of out sweetness in there too. The abv is right on as well. Any bigger it would be hot and slow, but as it is it drinks easy despite being huge. It's a great cold weather four pack, and is just filling enough to be warming, but is almost refreshing when cold. These guys might be one of the best unsung breweries in the country, this is good as their hoppy stuff, which is insanely good. Nothing but excellence from these guys in my experience so far. A very distinct and well built stout. Yummy!

StonedTrippin, Oct 17, 2014
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4.02/5  rDev -3.8%

Type: Draft
Glass: Pint glass
From: La Cumbre Brewing Company in Albuquerque, N.M.
Price: $4.50
Purchased: Oct. 9, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 9, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a pitch black, slightly purple color with 1-to-2 fingers of rocky tan head when I got it. Good layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.13)

Smelled dark chocolate, roasty malts, caramel, slight crayon, toffee, chocolate milk and some smokiness. (Smell - 4.13)

Tasted roasted chocolate malts, caramel, toffee, light coffee and roasty nuts. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium-to-full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, rather smooth finish. (Feel - 4.13)

A pretty good stout overall. (Overall - 4.13)

4.02 | 90 | A-

BucannonXC5, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

robertjskelton, Oct 17, 2014
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Malpais Stout from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.