Conquistador De Muerte - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
Had this on tap at 3 Floyds on 9/29/2011. This was billed as something that probably wouldn't go well 'with' food except possibly chocolate, so I had this after dinner.
The appearance was opaque red/black. We don't need no stinkin' head.
I was a little puzzled by the scent - it was a standard milk stout scent. I sniffed and sniffed, and I couldn't spell any of the promised peppers coming through.
The taste was incredible. Chocolate, and then wait for it... a tingling on the tip of the tongue and back of the throat.
Once this comes up to temp after around 10 minutes you get the promised spicy taste and scent from it. It's kind of stealth before then and really sneaks up on you!
Excellent beer, I think this is what most peppered stouts want to be when they grow up.
10-02-2011 16:59:23 | More by ElizabethCraig
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
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
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
4.3/5 rDev +3.6%
On-tap at the Local Option. Served in a stange-like glass.
A - Pitch black body, with some light mocha foam that settles to a thin ring and not much else.
S - There's a hefty amount of green chili flavor from the ancho, earthy wood, light bourbon, and a roasted malt and grain backdrop. While I don't get a ton of Moloko, this is surprisingly tasteful for Three Floyds and doesn't smell like straight Woodford Reserve.
T - The taste contains more of the milk stout base with some nice lactose sugar notes mingling with green pepper and tomatillo notes mingling with dry, roasty malts. Finishes with a bit of Scoville heat as opposed to the alcohol variety.
M - Medium body, with some tannic barrel character and slight grit to it. Finishes sticky with peppery warmth. I'm guessing the barrel thinned out a medium ABV beer like Moloko more than some of their high-gravity barrel-aged brews.
D - I thought this was quite excellent and would gladly order it again. Hopefully there's a bit left for me at FoBAB after I tick all the new stuff. It isn't much of a session beer, but I don't think that's what the Floyds were going for anyway.
11-05-2010 16:28:52 | More by MasterSki
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
4.4/5 rDev +6%
Look - Black as night, with just the smallest hint of mocha colored head
Smell - Bourbon up front with some spice, then I get the some coffee and chocolate.
Taste - WOW this was different but in a good way. At first I get the bourbon from the Woodford Reserve and the sweetness from the base milk stout. Then I get the spiciness from the chilies not over powering but it leaves my lips and throat tingling waiting for another sip.
Feel - The body is thick but on average/above for the style, but the lack of carbonation loses it some points.
Drink ability - This beer is great but I wouldn't see myself drinking more than a glass or two of this stuff. I find myself wondering if this beer would have been better without the peppers. But it's still a good beer.
10-25-2010 18:21:14 | More by phisigben
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
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
4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
09-24-2009 02:02:07 | More by PrinceDarren
3.95/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
09-22-2009 23:37:54 | More by Sean9689
Conquistador De Muerte from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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