Malpais Stout | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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4.13/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A meal in a glass. Brewed with 7 different malts, you should be ready for a full onslaught of creamy stout intensity. Broadly in the style of a Foreign Extra Stout, this is our heaviest and most intense year-round offering.

Added by t0rin0 on 04-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,300
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
302
pDev:
8.23%
Bros Score:
4.44
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
54
Trade:
5
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Photo of Stockatron
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sunsjammer
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a pint can; canned on 10/11/17

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Photo of arizcards
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from the Kings Beer and Wine cooler on 10-23-17 for $2.99. Canned on 10-11-17; best by 1-9-17. Stored in my beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured black with a nice tan head on the original pour.

Nose was mainly light roasted malts.

Taste was a classic foreign export stout. Moderately roasted malts with a light hint of smoke combined nicely with low alpha hops to create a pleasurable clean finish.

Mouthfeel was lighter than anticipated but pretty smooth.

Overall a solid stout that i would recommend if you enjoy the style and characteristics.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benloho
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaverCS
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark black in color with a off-white color head that surpsingly dissapaites quickly. Alcohol legs are present.

Aroma is of heavily roasted malts, espresso, and dark chocolate notes. A very coffee dominated aroma.

Taste has a moderate mouthfeel with corresponding carbonation level. It’s not thin, but it’s not viscous. Taste follows the nose, very classic: heavily roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. A little burnt coffee character.

Overall, a well done stout that is true to style. While classic, it’s not necessarily interesting or memorable. It paired well with a frozen KitKat bar, post Halloween reserves. It gets a 85/100.

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Photo of nstygles
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewh995
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a tan head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, and light hops. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, dark coffee, cream, and light hops. Medium creamy body with medium-light carbonation. Overall an incredibly good export stout.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with rich tan head and sticky lacing. Smells of sweet malt with some char and smoke. The taste is amazing, very creamy rich malt rush with a awesome roast/smoke backside, this is a fantastic stout, just bursting with flavor and intense notes, really impressed with this one. Clean feeling with some bitterness but a great cool weather beer all around, very pleased.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jentex
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. dark and opaque with a generous tan head. Roasty on the nose with some dark chocolate but mainly char and ash. Big flavors as expected. A nice mix of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, char, and ash. The bitterness is there but really well balanced against the malt. A soft feel for such a big beer. Somewhat dry on the finish.

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Photo of n2185
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephens101
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dropped into El Cumbre while travelling through Albuquerque.

Appears as a glass of black coffee. The tan head is airy and bubbly.

Currant, molasses, coffee bean and black grape result in a complex aroma.

Tastes of more black grape, grape juice, grain and tannin. The finish becomes more and more bitter as it warms, making for a balanced brew...ah, a touch of chocolate too.

Full in body but never heavy, just like a classic stout should be.

An excellent old-school stout that hits all the right notes. Wish I had more time to spend at El Cumbre, but will definitely be back some day.

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Photo of jera1350
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fryeguy52
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frasergrove
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntanner83
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradfordStuckey
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 16oz can into a tulip glass. The color is a dark brown coffee color with a tan head. The scent was quite roasty with a slight carmel nose. Very typical to the stout style, much sweeter than I had expected with an almost toffee finish. The beer tasted a bit undercarbed with a medium mouth feel. Overall a drinkable stout.

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Photo of phizill
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Malpais Stout from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 302 ratings