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Conquistador De La Muerte (Bourbon) - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Conquistador De La Muerte (Bourbon)
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 18.05%
Wants: 40
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sean9689 on 09-22-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Milk Stout aged in a Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel with ancho and guajillo chiles
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 12.29.12
Bottle 238/405

A - Pours a very dark brown with a dark brown, fizzy head that fades quickly.

S - Red wine, cherry, some soy sauce, woody.

T - Chocolate cherry and strong coffee that comes and goes with different sips.

D - Decent carbonation with a heavier body.

O - Wine smell, but lots of cherry and some coffee at times. Very layered.

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4.98/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.


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Muerte Moloko

Pours a deep, light crushing black. There was a short lived inch of brownish head that dissipated to a thin layer.

The nose is lighter on the pepper status and has some barrel characteristics such as vanilla and coconut.

The flavor that starts it all is sweet Chili's. You taste that vegetal, raw, sweet pepper. (Consumed the day after release). That sweetness turns into a slight heat. After a quick dissipating heat, the bourbon, chocolate and roasted coconut flavors, start to appear. The bourbon is noticeable but takes the sideline next to the
sweet-heat. The barrel effects are tasting standard to most of the Floyd's barrel offerings.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but leaning towards hefty. There is a low amount of carb which suites the brew fine.

Best enjoyed with chocolate cake, cheesecake....Or any dessert! This brew is solid.

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Bottle 307/405 poured into a FFF teku

Pour: Completely oily black with a fizzy two finger head that disappears instantly. No legs, no rim. Oil.

Smell: A really noticeable burst of pepper that is very reminiscent of tobasco. Some light bourbon in the back. Some toffee

Taste: Really nice chocolate up front that gives way to a nice peppery spiciness. Moves into some hidden cinnamon and caramel, with a light bourbon vanilla

Mouthfeel: Really nice and splashy, which was honestly very welcome. Not too much peppery burn, just enough to make it a very unique an enjoyable experience. No alcohol bite whatsoever.

Overall: Pretty cool and very unique beer. Glad help on to this and got a chance to try it.

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Conquistador De La Muerte (Bourbon) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.