La Migra Imperial Stout | Cucapá Brewing Company

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La Migra Imperial StoutLa Migra Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cucapá Brewing Company
Mexico
cucapa.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by scottoale on 01-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
14.91%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of FLima
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pitch black color with a thick caramel head with eternal retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with predominant notes of vanilla chocolate, mild cocoa, nutmeg, a bit of plums and licorice.
Flavor with notes of cola, lots of cocoa, licorice, homemade coffee, dark fruits, citrusy hops, mild pine, nutmeg, lactic acid and brown sugar cane. Dry aftertaste with perseverant roasted notes and a rounded bitterness that feels lower than its 70 IBUs.
Bordering liquorish full body with appropriate carbonation and slightly sticky. Alcohol of 8.5% abv is absent.
Tasty and pleasant to drink Imperial Stout full of vanilla, licorice and cocoa notes. Roasted notes and hops have counterbalanced its residual sugarness in the backgroud. Worth trying.

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Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OGdirty
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vogey77
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lehueve
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fairly roasty, with a vinous note mid palate that lingers into the finish. Possibly a sign of infection. Hints of chocolate, but that oxidation/infection kills it.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Lynn
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of tom10101
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of peensteen
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a small dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, molasses, dark bread, light coffee, raisin, prune, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/roasted malt notes with light fruitiness; and solid strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, molasses, dark bread, raisin, prune, light coffee, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, toast, toffee, molasses, dark bread, light coffee, dark fruit, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors with light fruitiness; and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good and unique imperial stout. Good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boston_Steve
2/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of liamt07
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jazztoloc
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tbryan5
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Randroid
4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Brown pint bottle with a white and green label in what I think of as the Cucapá style. Beer poured a very dark black/brown with a thick tan head.

Smell: Dark chocolate malt, a hint of molasses and spice, and just barely a bit of hops. Smells damn fine!

First Drink: Earthy stout flavors - chocolate, caramel, a bit woody, and again just a bit of hops bite.

Mouthfeel: Very thick mouthfeel, a little tacky, but goes down smooth with just a bit of carbonation that keeps the beer flavor going.

Last Drink: More of the bitter hops coming through now, and the high ABV is hidden fairly well.

Drinkability: A beer with a lot of flavor that seems tailor made for slow drinking.

Notes: First beer I have had from this brewery and it seems extremely well crafted! Looking forward to trying more brews from Cucapá. Not overly complex but it hits all the right points on time.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Johnhaley1989
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of kojevergas
2.86/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; I mean, a Mexican Imperial Stout? Call me prejudice.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as n carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger khaki colour head of pretty nice cream, fair thickness, and above average retention. Colour is a solid nontransparent black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Light chocolate, some roast, dark malts, stale milky cream notes, and extremely light indistinct hopping. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Underlying cream, dark malts, light chocolate, a strange note I can't quite place, and hints of poorly handled roast. Rather simple for the style, and certainly a bit strange from that weird note I can't identify. I don't find it horribly enjoyable, but it's better than expected. Decently balanced. Built pretty standardly for the style. Not impressive, unique or special. Not subtle or complex.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with nice cream. Completely wrong for the style, which demands coarseness and dryness. Thickness and carbonation are adequate.

Dr: Drinkable and alright for the style, but not without its flaws. I wouldn't get this again - maybe on draught. A decent offering considering it's a Mexican brewery - as biased as that sounds. Better than expected, to its credit. Hides its ABV pretty well.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice.

Appearance: Pours a dark and oily black with a little hint of brownish red. Moderate bubbles and a decent two fingers of tan head that slowly fade to a thin layer. Decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet dark roasted malts with some good hints of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, and toffee. Also some hints of molasses, anise, and vanilla. Hops are pretty faint. Chocolate and coffee is pretty rich in the aroma. Promising smell.

Taste: A pretty rich tasting stout. Nicely sweet dark roasted malts with good notes of dark chocolate, coffee beans, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and molasses. Light hints of anise and oats. Light presence of earthy hops adds some balance towards the finish. A very good tasting stout.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy and rich feel. Somewhat syrupy. Very smooth for a imperial stout.

Overall: Another impressive beer from this brewery. Nicely rich and robust take on a imperial stout. The chocolate and coffee flavors are very solid.

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La Migra Imperial Stout from Cucapá Brewing Company
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