Café Con Ancho | 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Illinois, United States

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 04-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I had this on-tap at Revolución Mexican Steakhouse, but the menu said it was 'cask-conditioned' - not sure what to make of the incongruity. Served in a pint glass.

A - A thin white foam settles to a few wisps and a collar. Murky brown body that certainly looks cask-like.

S - Lots of earthy and roasty coffee in the aroma - it's got a similar vibe to some Kopi Luwak beers I've had actually. There's even a hint of mild acidity. Undercurrent of ancho peppers, but only faint traces of the other listed adjuncts (cacao nibs and cinnamon). Perhaps a touch of chocolate from the nibs and malt.

T - The taste isn't nearly as successful. There's more bready malt, with some light caramel and chocolate, but the other adjuncts just seem to be...gone? Very little perceptible coffee, some mild vegetal chiles and only the faintest hint of cinnamon. The base beer just isn't all that interesting, and seems diminished by the tease of the aroma.

M - Surprisingly zesty carbonation. Revolución seemed to be having some problems that night; perhaps the kegs got shook up on the ride over. Medium-light body with a mildly sticky finish. Fairly pleasant texture and minimal chile heat.

D - A bit disappointed the coffee and peppers didn't present more in the flavor. An easy to drink brown ale underneath the mild frills, but more adjuncts would have helped here as the name promises something more. I think this experiment could work with some revision, but hard to recommend right now.

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Café Con Ancho from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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