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Noche De Los Muertos - Aztec Brewing Company

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Aztec Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-27-2011

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Photo of funkel81
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of SomethingClever
3/5  rDev -23.3%

A: very low carbonation jet black tried being aggressive with the pour barely any head

S: get an acidic cinnamon smell pretty much it cinnamon

T: Almost get a roast coffee taste then the cinnamon comes like a freight train and turns this beer sour bitterish with a lingering bitterness on the sides of your tongue

M: Thin semi nitro feel on the tongue without the creaminess just like flat beer

O: Just a shit average beer if your are absolutely in love with cinnamon maybe you'd love this beer but the overly sour bitter finish on the beer just is awful.

Photo of mactrail
3.07/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very dark velvety chocolate color. It even tastes like dark chocolate. Fine-grained foam lasts and lasts. Quite a lovely brew in the small Brugs chalice. Beautiful lacing never quits.

Huge flavor of sweet malt, candy, and fruitcake soaked in Yukon Jack. Interesting and intense, but hard to get down more than a small glass. Actually, it's unebelievably sweet. The cocoa and marshmallows keeps coming back. Hard candy, a lot of bitter chocolate. Drier finish with plenty of wood.

Has that slightly plasticky nose homebrew and in general tastes like it was brewed with extract. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Best Damn in San Diego.

Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of litheum94
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

3.4/5  rDev -13%

Photo of t420o
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aztec Brewing Noche de los Muertos

A- pour yields a big 2-1/2 finger mocha colored head that is nice and frothy. Decent retention before dissipating and not leaving much in the way of lacing. Beer is black in color. 3.75

S- cinnamon and sugar, chocolate, coffee, anise, some other spices on the nose (though I don't think any others besides cinnamon are present). Alcohol is present in the background. Smells interesting. 3.75

T- the cinnamon and creaminess creates a flavor similar to Horchata, which I love. Chocolate, cinnamon and sugar bread, roasted malts, light anise, some coffee. The cinnamon is slightly too strong for the beer though, in my opinion. My girl loves it though, but to each their own. I just "like" it and not much more. 3.5

M- lighter than average carbonation. Body is slightly thin for a beer with this many strong flavors. 3.5

O- it has immense potential, but the cinnamon could be toned down and other spices could be added (in limited amounts). So many other good to great RIS's out there, I won't be revisiting this one. 3


Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of nealbert
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Roze
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JTbrue
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aquazr1
3.56/5  rDev -9%

Photo of AdamBear
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-pitch black with a nice thick and sticky tan head

S-medium roast coffee with an odd hint of chlorine.

T-comes in with a slightly spicy flavor of medium roast coffee. I find the cinnamon to be very evident with a more peppery type of spice rather than a holiday type of spice. I lasts awhile with an after-taste that seems to have some anise to it. Definitely a unique stout.

M-medium carbonation with a semi-dry finish

O-this would be a lot better if the smell wasn't off. It just smells flawed, I never understand how brewmasters are okay with releasing beers like this. The flavor itself is pretty decent. As others have noted, there's not much hint of the large ABV. I don't recommend spending the money to get a bottle. They really need to work on this one.

Photo of notchucknorris
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours black with a nice two finger light brown head. Nice retention in the glass.

S: Sweet and spicy with a good dose of cinnamon and something that smells a lot like chili peppers. Cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, roasted malt and a little habanero.

T: Roasted malt and cocoa upfront. Some milk chocolate and cocoa powder with a decent kick of cinnamon and chili in the middle before the finish kind of tails off. Mouthfeel is way low for 10+%, which I kind of liked. A good stout, but nothing really makes this stand out.

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kerry4porters
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sendsilk
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of stealth
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Noche De Los Muertos from Aztec Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.