Rise Of Mayan Dog - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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86
very good

35 Reviews
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Reviews: 35
Hads: 158
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 3.89%
Wants: 9
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: SplashyFob on 01-04-2014

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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 158
Photo of oberon
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours nearly jet black except for just a tinge of ruby when held in the light,a deep beige half finger head atop.Love the complexity of the aromas,milk chocolate,roasted nuts,bakers spice,french roast coffee,and some mild honey funk,smells like dessert and coffee.Somewhat sweet on the palate with honey and chocolate dominating at the onset with some nice roast to dry it out enough,as I drank more some alcohol induced sweetness came into play.What a cool beer with alot going on,again like a chocolate dessert laced with honey and coffee together in liquid form. (565 characters)

Photo of wvsabbath
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark tanish brown with a 1/2 thick, creamy head. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, honey, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, raisin, plum, grapes.

Taste - Roasted malts mixed with some chocolate, cocoa and raisin. The honey is buried under the malts, which also mellows out the malts. Chocolate, cocoa and coffee and rather weak and have no chance to stand out and add extra flavor to a rather bland drink.

Mouthfeel - Roasted malts and mild chocolate coat the tongue. Palate gets more malts, some dark fruits and a little cocoa bite. Aftertaste is malty, and a little watered down.

Overall - Rather boring and bland. Balance sucks, the honey aspect is very mute, and the chocolate is weak. If this was just a regular stout for around 8-9.99$ a six pack would be just fine. But being a chocolate honey stout and 11-13.99$ for a 4-pack, no way. (888 characters)

Photo of charyma
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass at around 45 degrees. Black as a banker's soul, with a strong head. Very little nose. Tastes almost like dark chocolate on the finish, but very little sweetness for a beer with "honey" written on it. I will say that it was almost like a cross between a dry stout and Mexican hot chocolate. (314 characters)

Photo of SerialTicker
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

$3.69 for a single... bad start so far, but the description intrigued me quite a bit. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Nice one. Two finger, creamy light brown head. A lot of lacing at the start. Clear ruby black color.

Smell: Definitely roasty. Coffee for sure. Almost smells like an imperial because it gives that sort of vibe, like the alcohol is higher than it is, which is a bit unusual. There's also a good amount of the chocolate that's said to be in the beer from the label, but honey? I don't get the honey, at least in the smell. I mean the aroma is a sort of sweet roasty/chocolatey blend, but it doesn't smell distinctively like honey.

Taste/feel: Maybe it's the honey helping out, but the first thing I notice is a super smooth feel with a pretty mild carbonation -- almost like it's a nitro bottle, even though it isn't. Coffee and chocolate are quite present here, mostly the coffee. There's not much of a honey flavor, but it no doubt balances this beer incredibly well, as this brew is the very definition of bittersweet. One thing that turns me off a tick about this beer is that I get a veeery slight metallic note in it near the end that I could do with out. Thankfully, it doesn't linger into the aftertaste for me. This is just a really nice, easy drinking, smooth-as-all-hell stout with a super nice blend of coffee and chocolate. Again, while it's hard to guess that there's a HONEY sweetness in this beer, there is a nice feel on this, and a bittersweet mocha sort of finish that I really enjoy.

$3.69 for a single? That's a whopper -- I can't say I'd recommend this beer at that price. It's good, but not THAT good. At the same time, if you buy it, the chances are you'll be happy with the decision. (1,752 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rare release draft only saw it's way into a four pack I see, I'll take some of those...Pours a pitch black color with mocha tan head fades slowly and evenly spread in the lacing department. Aroma dark astringent coffee roasts, beautiful nose in if you like coffee. Evidently I do my nose keeps dipping into the actual beer, that's how much I like nutty edged coffee and dark chocolate in beer...edit my last comment, after reading the label there are no coffee beans harmed in the brewing of this beer just honey and cacao (cocoa nibs). Either way I'm amped on the pseudo caffeine buzz I'm about to catch from drinking this stuff! Earthy, leather in the nose makes you want to cut it with a knife, big dark chocolate notes and no real honey tones because it's all been fermented out maybe a bit of perceived sweetness but no actual honey explosions happening here. Between this beer, Citra Dog, Wulver, and Siberian Night Bourbon Barreled I'm in heat for Thirsty Dog...what can I say their beers are getting better every day I may have to revisit some of the other offerings out there. (1,085 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355 ml bottle
Served in a Thirsty Dog pint glass

A - This is dark. When I hold it to the light just a little ruby light gets through. It is topped with a mountain of mocha head.

S - The smell is cocoa and some roasted malt.

T - The taste has cocoa and some roasted malt. I don't get any honey.

M - Full

O - I want to love this beer. It is good but not great. (365 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a dark brown/black with an airy tan head that fades quickly without much lacing. The nose is relatively weak (even after warming) with subtle notes of roasted grain and cocoa. The taste is surprisingly rich with flavor - initially bitter-sweet cocoa becomes surrounded by roasted grain and finishes rather bitter. It's a drinkable, medium bodied beer that is not overly carbonated or syrupy, highlights bold stout flavors, has masked ethanol, and finishes both semi-dry and bitter. This beer is between a porter-stout in body and drinkability and seems to highlight the roasted grains and bitter hops well for a decent price. Alas, I'll probably pass on trying this beer again in the future, it's nothing too impressive, but I can't deny it's drinkability. (771 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, coffee, honey, chile pepper, cinnamon, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, honey, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of semisweet chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, coffee, light char, cinnamon, light chile pepper, light honey, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light roast bitterness/chile spice on the finish; with lingering notes of semisweet chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, coffee, light char, cinnamon, toast, light chile pepper, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced stout style! All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering. (1,397 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. Head retention is good, and there's a lot of lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet, the brew smells like milk and bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, honey, and a bit of coffee. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some vanilla and burnt/charred malt noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, but I do think it's overpriced at $12.99 a 4-pack. With that being said, I still think it's definitely worth trying. (592 characters)

Photo of BB1313
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with some light getting through; khaki head that fades and leaves great retention and lacing. The flavors are full of cocoa malts. Very roasty. Nice amount of chocolate. Some vanilla in the mix. Some black coffee is there as well. The flavors are pretty roasty. Hints of honey. Some spices. More chocolate. Some expresso. Subtle hints of anise. Clean flavors. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied; active carbonation and it's slightly creamy. Nice beer to let warm up and watch everything develop.

Very solid stout from Thirsty Dog. Nothing mind blowing, it's just well crafted. Worth checking out if given the opportunity. (699 characters)

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Rise Of Mayan Dog from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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