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Conquistador De Muerte - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Conquistador De Muerte
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 35
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Milk Stout aged in a Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel with ancho and guajillo chiles

(Beer added by: Sean9689 on 09-22-2009)
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MrVonzipper

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-09-2013 10:48:52 | More by MrVonzipper
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nkersten

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%

Served in a snifter, pour is black with a creamy thick tan head that fades to a ring at the edge of the glass.

Smell is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, some bourbon and vanilla oak, and a hint of dried peppers.

Taste is creamy lactose, oats, smokey spice, some wood, a touch of vanilla and a bitter spicy dried pepper finish. The pepper really heats up in the aftertaste after a few sips. Very unique.

In the mouthfeel, the chilis have a lingering spiciness that sits in the back of your throat and gets slightly scratchy as you get through this beer. It has about the same body as the standard moloko, maybe a little thinner, and slightly coating but not sticky.

Drinkability is average. This one was good for an 8oz snifter, but that's it - even that was tough to finish. I would have liked to have seen FFF experiment with other peppers that play a little better with the lactose - aji panca or slightly sweeter, fruity pepper might have taken away some of the heat without sacrificing the chili flavors.

11-06-2010 20:18:34 | More by nkersten
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apbaj

Guam

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-28-2014 13:21:32 | More by apbaj
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-21-2013 07:18:31 | More by GRG1313
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%

Made sense to crack this on Devil's Night 2013. Bottle 155/405. 2012 bottle.

Appearance: Black as night. Creamy, caramel colored head that faded too quickly.

Smell: bourbon, chili spice. This is gonna be good.

Taste: Time has been good for this beer and I am glad I waited long enough where the chili heat has faded enough to be toned downed to the point where it's clearly present but not overwhelming. The milky creaminess is well integrated with the heat.

Mouthfeel: Couldn't ask for much more. Fantastic.

Overall: If you have one, now is a pretty good time to crack it. Grateful to have the opportunity to drink this. Patience was key.

10-31-2013 03:42:50 | More by TheSamKuehn
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emerge077

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev 0%

Served in a snifter. Pulled from a golden crowned FFF tap handle.

Black with a light tan ring of foam, initially fluffy but it subsides quickly. No lace to speak of, but the ring sustains itself around the edge.

The ancho chiles lend a smoky sweetness, and there's a fruity quality that I associate with the pepper as well. Peppery with a very mild heat, nothing approaching hot or spicy in the least. Chiles and chocolate is an ancient combo, and it works well here. Dry bittersweet bakers chocolate, cocoa, tobacco, vanilla from the barrel, and probably a bit of residual sweetness from the barrel also. The chilies give it an earthy unique complexity, a mildly spicy counterpoint to the sweet richness of the barrelled milk stout. Higher alcohol makes this a slow sipper, but it's easy to finish the draft.

11-05-2010 03:03:48 | More by emerge077
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zach60614

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-13-2013 03:17:33 | More by zach60614
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-15-2013 00:46:06 | More by jegross2
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-30-2013 22:39:14 | More by largadeer
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wesside89

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-30-2013 04:19:10 | More by wesside89
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Eighty

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-05-2013 18:19:26 | More by Eighty
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rfraga77

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-15-2012 22:55:44 | More by rfraga77
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-17-2012 04:37:40 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Papi

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +13.7%

This milk stout was served in a small tulip, and I couldn't wait to try it. It was described to me as the Three Floyds Moloko infused with chiles. A beer with chocolate notes infused with chilie peppers? That is the best combination. If you have had chile with your hot chocolate, then you know what I mean.

A - Dark as night with 1/8 inch tan head. Reduced to a thin lacing. Produced legs upon agitation.

S - Notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee or caramel, vanilla, plum, but no pepper.

T - The sweetness of a milk, vanilla bean, chocolate and roasted coffee at the start and adding slightly fruity and slightly bitter from the chilies in the middle. Ends with a not unpleasant heat from the chilies in the back of the throat, which blends nicely with the sweet flavors still on the tongue.

M - Velvety and full-bodied, fresh and smooth.

D - A suberb stout to finish off a hearty meal such as steak or beef ribs.

11-30-2010 18:39:20 | More by Papi
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Devilman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-27-2013 22:29:14 | More by Devilman
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Sender

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

01-27-2013 04:34:22 | More by Sender
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rmcnealy

Illinois

4.98/5  rDev +20%

Conquistador de Muerte - 2012 - No. 16/405

Picked this up at the brewery over the summer and after having a small pour from a buddy's bottle soon after release, I could simply wait no longer to drink this. I was going to save it for a special occasion but I figured it's Wednesday evening, I'm alive... special enough.

Poured an immensely dark brown color that if you didn't see the ring around the glass you'd think it was jet black. Initially it produced a small, finger sized UPS brown (the uniforms, not the trucks) foamy layer that fizzled and popped and quickly vanished leaving the brew naked. The smells. Oh my, the smells. There is a totally robust, complex aroma coming from this one. Bourbon, caramel, roast, dark funk, and above all.. an amazing tartness. From my vague memories of Bourbon County Cherry Rye.. it's like that. But more prominent! The tastes. Wow. The effects of the bourbon on this blow my mind. I believe BCBS is too harsh fresh. Others I've had are either overwhelmingly hot and boozy or contrastingly underwhelming. The bourbon is more than subtle and perfectly complimentary to the roasted caramel tastes. So drinkable, so enjoyable. I question the 8% ABV noted on the detail page, it should easily be in the double digits. It ends with a sweet tartness which reaffirms the aromas. Hints of cherry or perhaps some other indistinguishable berry. The peppers aren't noticeable in the taste but make themselves evident once the liquid is gone with gentle heat upon the lips. With the previous sample I thought the peppers were a bit more apparent and the heat was cranked up a bit. Perhaps a few months muted the peppers. An amazing beer. This is definitely one of my favorites to date. Perhaps even best. Having been on a Bourbon County Coffee kick recently, I can see the quality and complexity in this one. Significantly better. This one is phenomenal.

Cheers!

12-20-2012 01:33:17 | More by rmcnealy
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -24.1%

On tap at FFF...
Served in a goblet.

Hard to imagine a darker beer. A slight red hue exists in the legs. A dark tan collar of head lingers around the sides of the glass... No head, other than the collar. The legs leave a a crazy amount bubbles, but only briefly-- they cascade and tumble over themselves like sand in an hourglass.

Aroma has some notes of spiced rum and bourbon. Some oakiness hides in there too. The base beer isn't entirely lost, but is is well-hidden. The chilli peppers add a not of spice and cinnamon on top. Burnt toffee, caramel, and chocolate malts are present.

The taste starts off lightly sweet, before boozy bourbon notes kick in. The spiciness from the peppers blends with the bourbon to create something reminding me of a very spicy spiced rum. The underlying sweetness of the milkstout makes an appearance, but it is not nearly as prominent as the taste the barrel imparts. The lingering aftertaste is here the chili peppers step up and truly announce their presence. A slight tingling, spice burn, lingers in my throat--- leaving a warm feeling that is much different than alcohol warmth.

Body is pretty full-- the beer does seem to be in need of a bit more carbonation... But it isn't a dealbreaker.

The overall impression is that this would be better without the peppers. The beer is great, until the aftertaste and finish. Those, ARE dealbreakers.

Note-- I loved Hunaphu's. I disliked Chocolate Yeti... This falls somewhere in between.

10-19-2010 21:13:29 | More by AleWatcher
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beersnob_kyle

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.5%

04-21-2013 17:53:42 | More by beersnob_kyle
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powz87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-23-2013 23:01:12 | More by powz87
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-14-2013 01:58:59 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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womencantsail

California

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%

On-tap at Strong Ale.

I had very low expectations of this beer going in based on what I had been told by some people who had previously tried the beer. But, I kept an open mind despite what sounded like an odd combination at best.

A: The pour is almost black with a tan head that dissipates nearly instantly.

S: This beer certainly lives up to the milk/sweet stout billing. Very, very sweet with lots of lactose coming through. The barrel provides a bit more sweetness in the form of vanilla. The chiles aren't really spicy at all, but they do provide a nice earthy character.

T: Again, very, very sweet, and mildly creamy, actually. Lots of lactose and vanilla flavor on the front end. The chiles are, again, not very spicy and the first sign of their presence is a nice earthiness and perhaps even some saltiness. There is just a touch of warmth on the finish.

M: The body is medium and pretty smooth and creamy. The carbonation is on the low end.

D: I was very pleasantly surprised by this beer. I don't think I would say I loved it, but it was actually pretty decent. I would probably consider drinking it again.

12-06-2010 23:35:31 | More by womencantsail
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HipHopsHooray

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-07-2014 03:01:25 | More by HipHopsHooray
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Imbibed at the FFF Brewpub 10/12/2010.

Appearance -- Pours a dark chocolate brown with two fingers of sudsy milk chocolate head.

Smell -- Chocolate, caramel, bourbon, vanilla oakiness, coffee with cream, and a touch of the smokey guajillo chiles. Superb.

Taste -- Chocolate malts and bourbon up front, along with toffee sweetness, caffè macchiato, vanilla oakiness, guajillo chile, and red pepper flake. Finish is spicy heat and chocolate-covered toffee.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-full in body with an abundance of softer carbonation. Not prickly, not foamy - in the middle.

Drinkability -- If I could change anything it would be to subdue the chile influence. Beautifully crafted, loved how the barrel aging as well as the guajillos really brought out the chocolate flavors from Moloko, but the heat in the finish takes away from the drinkability. If you find yourself in the situation, you MUST try this.

10-12-2010 23:58:43 | More by yeahnatenelson
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Conquistador De Muerte from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.