Quinquenio
Abnormal Beer Company

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
11%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.52 | pDev: 7.74%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
41
From:
Abnormal Beer Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  18
Gots
  10
SCORE
95
World-Class
Notes: Imperial stout brewed with piloncillo, Ethiopian cacao nibs, cinnamon, vanilla beans and ancho chilies.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 41 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Mehinaman:
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Mehinaman from Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 25, 2016
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Beer_Line from California

4.82/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours black with tiny brown head. Smells of cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is BIG chocolate and cinnamon, with the vanilla Piloncillo and chillies taking a back seat to round out the end of the experience. Mouthfeel is thick like HUNA. Overall: tastes like a beefed up version of Abraxas. (i used the HUNA and abraxas in right up because I think the right ppl will understand)

Jun 13, 2016
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largadeer from California

4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 24, 2016
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rbrefbeerman from California

4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 19, 2017
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 15, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.12/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle. Inky black body with a very slight khaki head. Smells great. Cinnamon and graham cracker. Peppers, vanilla, and a little fudge. Tastes almost as good. Very intense cinnamon. Peppers. Bitter chocolate, but still has a strong sweet finish. Lingering vanilla. Medium heavy. Good blend of spices and stout.

Aug 09, 2016
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.16/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nov 19, 2017
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rawfish from California

4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 11, 2016
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YalovaIA from Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oct 02, 2016
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sd123 from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oct 31, 2016
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xdtfx from Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 26, 2016
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aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

4.07/5  rDev -10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sep 30, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle, 2016 vintage, served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark black body, cola coloured hue, one finger mocha head, good retention, small rings of lacing. Smells of rich cocoa, milk chocolate, espresso, touch of vanilla, just the right amount of peppery heat that doesn't get overwhelming even as the beer warms. Lots of cinnamon. It works remarkably well in this one for some reason. Reminds me a lot of Huna, although there is more cocoa and pepper character to it. Flavour follows; milk chocolate, espresso, cinnamon, cocoa. The vanilla isn't really as apparent on the palate, but it seems to contribute a bit more to the mouthfeel, where it is more of a mild marshmallowy coating on the finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied, rich and creamy and a pleasure to drink. It's difficult to reconcile this beer's non-barrel aged status, for all the adjuncts make this a remarkably well executed and complex mexican chocolate stout. It's spicy, but not too spicy for me.

Nov 20, 2016
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Filabee from Michigan

4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 14, 2016
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 19, 2016
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CTJman from Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jul 16, 2016
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MRVermont from New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jul 19, 2016
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JamLand from District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 26, 2016
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Kurmaraja from California

4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 03, 2016
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SimcoeKid from California

4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 19, 2016
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PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 21, 2016
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Brian29 from Ohio

4.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jun 26, 2016
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Run4theRoses from South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 09, 2016
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KevBot89 from Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jun 26, 2016
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Beer4B from Florida

4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Never heard of this beer, got sent as part of a thank you - so went in blind.

Holy crap! The nose is chocolate and sweet peppers. The taste is awesome. Waves of chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, and finishes with some lovely pepper heat. but NOT hot.

I enjoyed this more than Mexican cake and more than many vintages of Huna. What a lovely beer and masterfully blended.

Sep 06, 2016
Quinquenio from Abnormal Beer Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 41 ratings