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

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123 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
15.66%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -75.9%

Photo of tbart75
1.18/5  rDev -71.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Infected!!! Do not drink this, it is horrible!!!

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.14/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

On tap at FFF...
Served in a goblet.

Hard to imagine a darker beer. A slight red hue exists in the legs. A dark tan collar of head lingers around the sides of the glass... No head, other than the collar. The legs leave a a crazy amount bubbles, but only briefly-- they cascade and tumble over themselves like sand in an hourglass.

Aroma has some notes of spiced rum and bourbon. Some oakiness hides in there too. The base beer isn't entirely lost, but is is well-hidden. The chilli peppers add a not of spice and cinnamon on top. Burnt toffee, caramel, and chocolate malts are present.

The taste starts off lightly sweet, before boozy bourbon notes kick in. The spiciness from the peppers blends with the bourbon to create something reminding me of a very spicy spiced rum. The underlying sweetness of the milkstout makes an appearance, but it is not nearly as prominent as the taste the barrel imparts. The lingering aftertaste is here the chili peppers step up and truly announce their presence. A slight tingling, spice burn, lingers in my throat--- leaving a warm feeling that is much different than alcohol warmth.

Body is pretty full-- the beer does seem to be in need of a bit more carbonation... But it isn't a dealbreaker.

The overall impression is that this would be better without the peppers. The beer is great, until the aftertaste and finish. Those, ARE dealbreakers.

Note-- I loved Hunaphu's. I disliked Chocolate Yeti... This falls somewhere in between.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2015 btl #255/666

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3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of THoffner
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoak
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of kif
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Conquistador De La Muerte (Bourbon) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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