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Makaveli | Abnormal Beer Company

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4.24/5
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40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abnormal Beer Company
California, United States
abnormalbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout with Mostra coffee, coconut, and vanilla beans.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,394
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
40
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of KAP1356
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Original_Gravity
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Javier2000
1.59/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
3.39/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of aasher
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jkolls
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mike
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Makaveli from Abnormal Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 40 ratings