Thursday, January 24, 2013

Beer Review - Cucapa La Migra Imperial Stout.

New Brew Thursday! This time we have a first from a brewery I wasn't expecting much from...

Lost my photo of this beer, borrowed this one from

Cucapá Brewing Company - Cucapá La Migra Imperial Stout

Beer Type: American Double / Imperial Stout

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.

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.   

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.       

Verdict: 4.5 out of 5. A solid stout made in Mexico. Not overly complex but it hits all the right points on time.    

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