M3 - Barrel-Aged
Abnormal Beer Company

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American Imperial Stout
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4.43 | pDev: 5.87%
Abnormal Beer Company
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 12 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of RaulMondesi
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one is speaking to me like my first wet dream. Man, like thinking of Salma Hayak as a teeny bopper, this one talks to me. Just smooth and big like Shaq driving the lane.

Give it to me, baby. Give me some more.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Type: 4-oz. draft
Glass: Clear snifter glass
From: Craft Kitchen in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $5.00
Purchased: April 20, 2019
Consumed: April 20, 2019
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial Stout
Misc.: Rather quick review

Was surprised to see this one available on tap near my house. Semi-rushed over there to have it, going with a taster. Was labeled on Untappd as, “Collaboration with 3 Sons Brewing and Mostra Cofee. Imperial Stout made with cacao nibs, vanilla and coffee aged in High West Rye barrels for 13 months.” So excited to get to try this, going with a 4-oz. taster for $5 instead of an 8-oz. pour for $9.

Poured a pitch black color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki-tan frothy head with I got it. No noticeable bubbles underneath. Outstanding spotty lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled milk chocolate, chocolate syrup, vanilla, smooth oaky barrel and cocoa. Just awesome. (Smell - 4.75)

Tasted almost as good as the nose. Wow. So smooth with that 14.5 percent well hidden. Got milk chocolate, chocolate syrup, vanilla, smooth oaky barrel, toffee, leather, cocoa, light roasty notes and tobacco. (Taste - 4.75)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Almost perfect. Just an awesome imperial stout. So glad I got to try it. (Overall - 4.75)

4.70 | 100 | A+

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Photo of mohaghandi
4.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oily black pour, flavors for days.

The one and only ding against this beer is that the barrel aging process flattened it more harshly than your average BA beer.

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M3 - Barrel-Aged from Abnormal Beer Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 12 ratings