Como Te Llamas

Georgia
United States
Como Te Llamas, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Como Te Llamas is an imperial stout aged in tequila barrels. This beer was created as an homage to the classic flavors of the Horchata. Cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and brown sugar add depth and a creaminess that pairs well with herbaceous fresh tequila barrels.

Profile

ABV: 
12.5%
Served at: 
40 - 50ºF
Judges Review 
Sal Mortillaro II's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Como Te Llamas by Monday Night Brewing is being judged as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Category 33B), with an Imperial Stout base beer (Category 20C) per the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. This tequila-aged Imperial Stout with cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar and lactose is part of the Garage series by Monday Night Brewing.  

This beer pours a very dark brown color with opaque clarity due to the color of the beer. No head was present on the pour, though a very thin mocha-colored ring consisting of tiny bubbles gathers on the edge of the glass. The aroma consists of high notes of cinnamon with underlying low notes of vanilla, roast and chocolate. A low apparent sweetness is noted in this beer, and the use of the tequila barrel could not be detected. In the flavor, medium-high sweetness is quickly followed by a medium (bordering medium-high) cinnamon, which lingers well into the finish. Low vanilla and low-tempered dark chocolate are secondary to the sweet cinnamon and baking spice in the initial flavor. A very low astringency appears to be barrel-driven, which lends to a low sensation of bitterness with no hop flavor nor notes of tequila noted in this beer. This beer is full-bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and a low well-tempered alcohol warmth are present in this beer. A slight stickiness is left on the lips after the sip. Overall, this is a good beer though the residual lactose and slightly overpowered cinnamon detract from the of the use of the tequila barrel and the overall balance of this beer.