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Conquistador De Muerte - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Conquistador De Muerte
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outstanding

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 34
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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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -51.9%

05-28-2013 21:24:02 | More by chippo33
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

06-10-2013 17:26:14 | More by TheRuss9585
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

09-12-2013 02:52:17 | More by CityofBals
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-13-2013 04:46:18 | More by seeswo
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birdsellam

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-16-2012 00:35:45 | More by birdsellam
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-27-2013 15:12:17 | More by eawolff99
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nkersten

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2010 20:18:34 | More by nkersten
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is Barrel-Aged Moloko in Woodford Reserve barrels with guajillo peppers. Served in a snifter.

A - Pours black with a chocolate brown head. A tiny small amount of dark chocolate head remains around the rim of the glass.

S - Chocolate, cream, complex peppery awesomeness that's hard to describe. Really has a huge pepper nose that's so different...never had anything like this one. Must smell to experience.

T - Hot, spicy, peppery goodness mixed with some rich cremy chocolate. It's kinda like when you eat some peppers and drink milk to cool it off...pretty unique.

M - Rich and smooth. Creamy, medium bodied.

D - Prob only one or two and I'm done.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2009 23:37:54 | More by Sean9689
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womencantsail

California

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Guam

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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truthcontortion

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-12-2014 01:05:30 | More by truthcontortion
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2013 20:08:29 | More by MordorMongo
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-07-2013 04:41:56 | More by orangesol
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-19-2013 13:22:19 | More by ncaudle
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StoutFest

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-24-2011 17:38:57 | More by StoutFest
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jaa1984

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-10-2012 18:04:20 | More by jaa1984
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-14-2013 18:28:54 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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gpawned

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-28-2012 23:28:59 | More by gpawned
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-14-2011 14:46:45 | More by sbricker
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-07-2012 00:02:08 | More by imperialking
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PrinceDarren

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Holy Schnykeees. All I can say is... only order with food.

I tried this at Three Floyds Pub tonight. It is a power house.

Moloko Stout aged in Woodford Reserve barrels with chili peppers. The wood is wasted since it is over-powered by the capsicum. It would NOT be good by itself, but with food, wow, this is an awesome orgasmic experience. It is about as subtle as a train wreck.

I sipped it slowly with a four-cheese pizza and it was like an orgy in my mouth. Highly recommended.

Without food, however, I'm sure this would dis-please. It would just be too much. Stop by the brewery for dinner and try this with your meal. You won't be disappointed.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2009 02:02:07 | More by PrinceDarren
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 03:42:50 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Conquistador De Muerte from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.