CaCao
5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,120
ABV:
10.7%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,860
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.01%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
49
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5 Rabbit Cerveceria
 
Illinois, United States
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SCORE
92
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Reviews by Kurmaraja:
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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 pstam87
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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 Viperman1316
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of badmotorgrunge
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eman17
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAP72
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petermcqueen
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris-1911
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 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 novamat
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dankacheese
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
3.51/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBarber
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 robotic_being
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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