CaCao
5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,106
ABV:
10.7%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,843
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.01%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
49
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5 Rabbit Cerveceria
 
Illinois, United States
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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.57/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pouring from a 750 ml. bottle into a snifter. This beer exploded over the top as soon as it was opened. Literally as soon as I put the cap down and looked back it was on the counter. Anyway, after cleaning up. This beer poured out like coffee. Brown with highlights all the way through and looks like it's on the thinner side. It formed a half finger of creamy light tan colored crown that dissipated to only an outer ring. The smell is cinnamon mixing with chocolate and some pumpkin like "spices". The taste is chocolate with very slight chile and some berry presence. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth but on the thin side for a stout this size and rather uncarbonated (especially for a bottle that just exploded upon opening). It's just alright.

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Photo of eppie82
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Kuma's Corner, Chicago. Pitch black appearance. Super sweet sugar bomb with tons of cocoa and cinnamon. It's a candy bar in a beer, but it's a bit too 'artificial' tasting.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1/19/17...pours very dark brown, almost black. Roasted coffee nose, hints of chilis. Chocolates too. Milk chocolatey taste with a slow chili burn in at the end. Pepper oils Cinnamon and vanilla come through in the blend. Occasionally a burst of bitter. Great

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Photo of Evilyak
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

they said drink this with churros. i could see that entirely - this would be fantastic with cinnamon, sugar, and something a little fried.

dark with a tan head that quickly disappears. good look to it.

smell is a bit messy for me, but i don't think i'm at 100% tonight. cinnamon first, then some chocolate, and then dried peppers.

mouth totally takes over, though. rich chocolate with candy bar sweetness, cinnamon notes, and nothing's overwhelming here. nice balance.

mouth is smooth and creamy without being thick. booze is subtle.

good beer for a cool fall night.

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Photo of ssm462
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smells like fresh cocoa and chile. Great dark rich black color. Poured into a low ball. Very little head retention but you get a nice dark froth that lasts about 30 seconds. Tasted amazing. Really milk and creamy flavor with each sip you feel like your drinking Mexican cocoa. Very little alcohol burn to it. This is a close contender to the Hunahpu.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a pretty much black body with one-finger head and lace patches around glass. Chocolate dominates aroma but there is some other sweetness in there (wouldn't have guessed cinnamon if didn't know but that seems right) and a bit of spice in there as well. There is some dryness and heat but all I really get is this enjoyable sweet chocolate vibe but it's not cloying or too sweet/sugary so it's like I can keep drinking it without getting sick. Somewhat of a light, milky/silky smooth light body lets it pass easily while the sweetness and spiciness balance and each come out in an enjoyable, high ABV but not boozy, brew.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottl, no bottled date. Acquired this bottle from the local bottle shop. "Imperial stout brewed with chocolate, cinnamon, pumpkinseeds, chile, & spices".

Poured to a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dense thick black body, nearly opaque with hues of brownish-red showing near the surface. Finger of frothy khaki head that falls to a ring that lingers, leaving excellent spotty lacing throughout. Appears very adequately carbonated. Looks very nice.

S - What strikes me initially is a very tropical fruit in vain of mango, which when skimming the ingredients list i can only attribute to the mamey pit? but i have absolutely no idea. Beyond that, aromas of chocolate, vanilla, & cinnamon. Not pulling anything in the way of peppers / vegetal / fiery heat / alcohol heat. A very smooth, creamy, & inviting aroma. Very interesting.

T - Taste follows the nose; very interesting stuff. Smooth, milky, & creamy - lots of smooth milk chocolate, cream, vanilla; cinnamon spice / vegetal chile peppers emerge on the finish with some lingering residual heat , but smooth delicate milk chocolate coats everything.

M - Feel is hugely milky, sticky, sugary, & sweet. Huge lingering chocolate, cinnamon, & chile pepper heat. Goes down exceptionally smooth for 10.70% abv.

Overall, a very unique and interesting beer from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria. Lots going on, but these guys made it work. Very complex stuff.

5 Rabbit Cerveceria Ca-Cao -----4/5.

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Photo of whatruDOINdragic
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance -- solid black, little to no head.

Nose -- aggressive but not overwhelming cinnamon over milk chocolate. VERY inviting.

Taste -- follows the nose with a bit of vanilla. little to no alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel --medium-plus; slick, somewhat creamy but not chewy.

Overall -- absolutely delicious. strongly recalls Prop '14 (no barrel notes, of course), one of my favorite all-time beers. very sweet but well balanced, hits on every element and, again, absolutely delicious.

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Photo of FBGordon
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on draft into a snifter.

A: Pours a dark brown, with a little light showing through around the edges. The tan head quickly settles into a quarter-inch line that maintains throughout, lacing somewhat.

S: A huge symphony of smells, with bittersweet chocolate, cinnamon and chiles dominating. As it warms these notes get larger and more intense. The smell is Mexican hot chocolate.

T: Lively and full of flavors, the chocolate and variety of chiles dance all over the palate, with notes of cinnamon and vanilla coming through here and there. There is a soft nuttiness mixed with subtle spiciness that settles on the palate as it warms. Comes through as fairly sweet on my palate, although not cloying or artificial.

M: Lively carbonation that keeps the palate scrubbed, for a Dbl/Imp Stout it has a thin waste, in my opinion. Of course, this isn't a bad thing given all the flavors that are going on; a heavier body might make it a ponderous affair to wade through. This beer may give your taste buds a workout but it won't be too heavy to finish.

O: A delicious and complex beer showcasing flavors that celebrate Mexican hot chocolate, this is a great dessert beer and one that I look forward to cellaring and drinking in the Winter. It's a little on the sweet side for me, but not so much that I didn't thoroughly enjoy it.

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CaCao from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 49 ratings