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

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Milk Stout aged in a Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel with ancho and guajillo chiles

Added by Sean9689 on 09-22-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by ElizabethCraig:
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4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at 3 Floyds on 9/29/2011. This was billed as something that probably wouldn't go well 'with' food except possibly chocolate, so I had this after dinner.

The appearance was opaque red/black. We don't need no stinkin' head.

I was a little puzzled by the scent - it was a standard milk stout scent. I sniffed and sniffed, and I couldn't spell any of the promised peppers coming through.

The taste was incredible. Chocolate, and then wait for it... a tingling on the tip of the tongue and back of the throat.

Once this comes up to temp after around 10 minutes you get the promised spicy taste and scent from it. It's kind of stealth before then and really sneaks up on you!

Excellent beer, I think this is what most peppered stouts want to be when they grow up.

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Photo of acurtis
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2015 btl #255/666

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Photo of Tmappin
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrVonzipper
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of nkersten
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter, pour is black with a creamy thick tan head that fades to a ring at the edge of the glass.

Smell is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, some bourbon and vanilla oak, and a hint of dried peppers.

Taste is creamy lactose, oats, smokey spice, some wood, a touch of vanilla and a bitter spicy dried pepper finish. The pepper really heats up in the aftertaste after a few sips. Very unique.

In the mouthfeel, the chilis have a lingering spiciness that sits in the back of your throat and gets slightly scratchy as you get through this beer. It has about the same body as the standard moloko, maybe a little thinner, and slightly coating but not sticky.

Drinkability is average. This one was good for an 8oz snifter, but that's it - even that was tough to finish. I would have liked to have seen FFF experiment with other peppers that play a little better with the lactose - aji panca or slightly sweeter, fruity pepper might have taken away some of the heat without sacrificing the chili flavors.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Made sense to crack this on Devil's Night 2013. Bottle 155/405. 2012 bottle.

Appearance: Black as night. Creamy, caramel colored head that faded too quickly.

Smell: bourbon, chili spice. This is gonna be good.

Taste: Time has been good for this beer and I am glad I waited long enough where the chili heat has faded enough to be toned downed to the point where it's clearly present but not overwhelming. The milky creaminess is well integrated with the heat.

Mouthfeel: Couldn't ask for much more. Fantastic.

Overall: If you have one, now is a pretty good time to crack it. Grateful to have the opportunity to drink this. Patience was key.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter. Pulled from a golden crowned FFF tap handle.

Black with a light tan ring of foam, initially fluffy but it subsides quickly. No lace to speak of, but the ring sustains itself around the edge.

The ancho chiles lend a smoky sweetness, and there's a fruity quality that I associate with the pepper as well. Peppery with a very mild heat, nothing approaching hot or spicy in the least. Chiles and chocolate is an ancient combo, and it works well here. Dry bittersweet bakers chocolate, cocoa, tobacco, vanilla from the barrel, and probably a bit of residual sweetness from the barrel also. The chilies give it an earthy unique complexity, a mildly spicy counterpoint to the sweet richness of the barrelled milk stout. Higher alcohol makes this a slow sipper, but it's easy to finish the draft.

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Photo of Danimal25
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Trevor11
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opened one of two of the 666 bottles that I was able to acquire about 3 months after the 2015 summer release. $35 a bottle is a hard bargain but it definitely delivered some unexpected flavors. So spicy that it almost felt like pop rocks on your tongue as you drank it. Peppers were the only flavors that I was picking up the most. Maybe age will help cool down my last bottle. Enjoy if you were able to snag one.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of wesside89
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rfraga77
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Conquistador De La Muerte (Bourbon) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 123 ratings
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