Abnormal Beer Company

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Abnormal Beer Company
California, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #874
Ranked #3,366
4.23 | pDev: 9.93%
Feb 27, 2021
Sep 10, 2017
Notes: Imperial stout with Mostra coffee, coconut, and vanilla beans.
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4.06 by CreightonSM from New York on Feb 27, 2021
4.28 by mdfb79 from New York on Jan 30, 2021
4.22 by kmoen from California on Jan 04, 2021
4.21 by BAsbill from California on Jan 04, 2021
4.42 by KevinL from Michigan on Dec 29, 2020
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3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by pkalix from California

'tinny' nose from the freshly-poured bottle (?) and some chemical flavors for the adjuncts. Was really hoping for so much more in this.... cool label. and who the F cares about tupack???? you dedicated a lame beer to him? hahahahahaaaaaaaaa............

Nov 16, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by eppie82 from Illinois

From bottle. Pours a deep dark brown-blown color with a good amount of foam that pours and hangs on for a bit. Aroma is mostly chocolate, but the dominant flavors of coffee and vanilla join that chocolate with the coconut only faintly there at the very end of each sip (and once warmed considerably toward room temperature). The mouthfeel is of 'medium' level for an imperial stout, but it definitely leaves the mouth and lips coated with sweet stickiness. This is a pastry stout all the way.

Sep 12, 2020
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4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Brownish black pour with a dark brown head to set in well as a unit. Roasted malts set the stage for dark chocolate, coffee, fig, coconut, and crescendoing vanilla in the nose. Taste is much the same, only vanilla is not the crescendo any longer, that is now the coffee in all of its earthy and roasted glory. Feel is the real star: creamy and viscous without getting syrupy, full mouthfeel that has textures from the adjuncts. Big poppa won this battle hand down

Jul 21, 2020
4.11 by crobinso from Colorado on Jun 20, 2020
4.17 by rbrefbeerman from California on Mar 19, 2020
4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Mar 18, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by RaulMondesi from California

On tap at Native Son in Santa Ana, CA.

Wow. It’s like a volcano blew up that was crafted by the man J Wakefield himself, and also those bro’s at Abnormal. Damn thing is super hella thick like your prom date that gave you the ride of your life. Coffee, coconut, and vanilla like Gilligan on acid.

Get it!

Jan 26, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by lucius10 from California

Salty sweet, vanilla coffee, hint of coconut, and hint of chocolate nose on this one! Taste follows with a coconut, mocha-coffee bitter bite...lingers a bit. It has decent depth to it although I think I would like this better if it was fuller/heavier on the palate. Also, while the coconut vibes are there, I wish it was a bit more prominent.

Jan 13, 2020
4.04 by user785335 from Florida on Dec 19, 2019
4.31 by sd123 from Georgia on Nov 21, 2019
4.56 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Oct 10, 2019
4.5 by YvesB from Belgium on May 20, 2019
4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 18, 2019
4.15 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on May 16, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 500ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Dark brown in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.

Aroma: Light roast, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla with hints of coconut and licorice.

Taste: Much like the aroma, light sweetness, light roast, chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla and hints of coconut.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall: Nice easy drinking Imperial Stout, but body was a bit on the light side and coconut was not really coming through strong enough versus the other flavours.

May 10, 2019
4.42 by MickeyHops from California on Apr 26, 2019
4.04 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania on Feb 16, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Benish from Wisconsin

Appearance: poured black color with very little viscosity. Some transparency while pouring. At the end, it left a 1/2 inch head that dissipated quickly.

Aroma: very heavy notes of toasted coconut, it is spot on! Coffee and cocoa combo comes in giving essence of hazelnuts.
Also little bits of burnt brown sugar. Definite pastry stout.

Taste: Immediately tasted the toasted coconut flakes. Taste genuine minus that sun-tan lotion. Not a lot of coffee though, some heavily sweet malted milk chocolate that finishes just slightly bitter. As it warms up, vanilla is all over the place.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, no alcohol presence.

Overall: the one thing that stands out in this beer is the coconut. I have had many beers with added coconut that has fallen short. This beer however is an exception. Great brew.

Feb 09, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, not much lacing.

This smells like heavy roasted malt, and roasted coffee bean/heavy espresso, with a nice creamy vanilla thing, and a subtle waft of coconut.

This is pretty nice, but I would certainly prefer a bit more coconut. The coffee comes through very well, and seamlessly melds with the base. The coffee is somewhat bitter, but also bold and loaded with dark chocolate and dark fruit flavors. There's also some creamy vanilla/cake batter type flavors, and a touch of toasted coconut on the finish. I imagine a barrel would just make this beer even crazier.

This is thick and chewy, with a great velvety mouthfeel, and a surprisingly high level of drinkability for the ABV. There's really no sign of the booze here.

I've been looking forward to trying one of their stouts for a while now, and it did not disappoint at all. It's actually more restrained and balanced than I would have expected, honestly.

Jan 02, 2019
4.38 by Original_Gravity from Washington on Jan 01, 2019
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1.59/5  rDev -62.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1
by Javier2000 from California

Review is for bottled batch 2

Infected. Sour nose and taste, nothing like the previous years release or what it was like on tap at events or batch 1 bottle.

Dec 31, 2018
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Dec 06, 2018
4.25 by smcel371 from New York on Nov 17, 2018
4.4 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Nov 17, 2018
4.3 by samEBC from Belgium on Nov 06, 2018
4.15 by desint from Belgium on Oct 28, 2018
4.5 by oline73 from Maryland on May 07, 2018
4.35 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on May 01, 2018
4.39 by mig100 from Texas on Mar 18, 2018
4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Mar 13, 2018
3.39 by Raziel313 from California on Feb 23, 2018
4.06 by aasher from Indiana on Dec 17, 2017
4.46 by Jkolls from Ohio on Dec 14, 2017
4.4 by SDRedDevil from California on Dec 11, 2017
4 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on Dec 11, 2017
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