Cafe Con Leche | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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70 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States
lacumbrebrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JonnytheBoy on 01-31-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
6.18%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
11
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: liquid black velvet – luxurious. A light tan head forms to a 1/8-finger that fades very quickly.

Aroma: milk-chocolate, vanilla, coffee and dust. There is a slight mustiness in the nose, but not oxidized.

Flavor: lactose sweetness hits first followed immediately by the coffee. Strong vanilla notes. There is no description or ingredients listed on the label referencing vanilla, but it’s there. This beer leans toward the too-sweet side. After the first few initial sips, the sweetness seems to intensify.

Mouthfeel: light-heavy, much heavier than expected. A 22oz bomber is going to be a meal. The body is along the lines of an imperial stout.

Overall: This is a beer that, where as I take my tasting notes, my impression is trending downward. The technical aspects were well executed, but the flavor is lacking. This beer is only so-so. It will not be a repeat purchase, and I don’t feel the quality of this beer justifies the $8.99 / 22oz price tag.

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Photo of rkarimi
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

3-26

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Photo of Spinaltapped
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Acquired in a trade off of BA. Drank out of a Transient Artisan Ales tulip glass.

Look: Poured with a half finger light khaki head, dark chocolate color, light ring lacing, medium amount of down-up bubbles.

Smell: Mocha with whipping cream, lactose sugar, fruit forward espresso.

Taste: Cold brew coffee with vanilla creamer, light roast, milk chocolate chips.

Feel: Medium bodied, slick feel, medium tongue coating, low apparent carbonation.

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Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, dated 1/13/17. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet lactose and chocolate malt with a lot of roast coffee.

The flavor is sweet lactose and chocolate malt with a big roast coffee finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice coffee stout. I think I'd prefer it without lactose.

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Photo of phizill
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tylerstravis
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WDJersey
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid appearance. Brown at the edges, spots of light foam linger. Aroma bit light ... but I seem to find this common in even the tastiest milk stout. Just not highly aromatic as a style. Flavor pops - a sweet, condensed milk, coffee concoction. dessert. The complexity is lacking. Really those two dimensions driving: a sweet carmelized milk flavor, and moka pot coffee threaded through. Full body, particularly for the abv.

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Photo of ucsbmullet
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to New Mexico Beer Ambassador ONovoMexicano for this enchanting nectar.
Pours a deep opaque mahogany with a creamy 2 fingers of cumulus, billowy fluff. Gorgeous.
Aroma carries forth a smooth roast with some lactose.
Tastes commences as a rich cafe Americano with some heavy cream and a small amount of sugar. There is a slight boozy embrace that warms gently. This is a bit of a surprise for the listed ABV. But nonetheless, it adds to the pleasure for me. As it warms, nuanced noted to chocolate appear.
Mouthfeel is creamy, almost silky. It really is the full package.
Overall, this is one of the best milk stouts I've had.

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Photo of thebeers
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cafe con Leche pours a ruby-tinted black with a finger of tan head that leaves heavy lacing. There's definitely a creaminess to the aroma -- you can smell it's a milk stout. This is coupled with a little nuttiness and dark-roasted coffee behind. It's all pretty muted though.

The nose left me a little worried, but, wow, this is tasty. Great fresh-ground coffee taste up front. Full, creamy mouthfeel with just a touch of graininess. There's a little fruitiness to the malt, too, maybe cherry and plum. And definite sweet cream flavor throughout, too. This one lives up to its name.

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Photo of Dunkelganger4
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkippDogg21994
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stevoj
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from brewery. Brought back to Boise for bottle share. Big coffee nose and taste, but not overly bitter due to the lactose. Smooth and tasty. Really well coffee/milk stout.

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Photo of ZexyDestroyer
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of denver10
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryanalday
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bfranks
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mportnoy
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSUNyikos31
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dayvcrocket
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JOrtt
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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