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Rise Of Mayan Dog - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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very good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SplashyFob on 01-04-2014)
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

fullmoonbeer, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent stout from Thirsty Dog. Poured motor oil black with a thin tan head that remains on the brew. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and honey (!) the honey amazingly comes through on the nose. I am stunned at the taste of this beast; sweet honey, chocolate, and coffee up front and on the back with a bitter chocolate aftertaste that really plays nicely with the coffee and honey, which itself is not so pronounced that it is super sweet like a milk stout. Lingering coating aftertaste with a great mouthfeel that is light yet satisfying for a stout, good carbonation lends itself well to this brew. Would love to have this one on tap. A new favorite MINUS the price per four pack. YOW!

Brutaltruth, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Flight317, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

EricTKole, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, oily-black coloring with a tall, foamy, dense, light tan head. Nose of bitter dark-cocoa nibs, raw honey, and roasted coffee. Flavors are roasted heavily, with cocoa nib and coffee throughout. Heavy bitterness, with a rich, raw honey sweetness. Very balanced and rich. Smooth, velvety body, with a richly sweet and heavily bitter cocoa aftertaste. The finish is smooth and slick, with a decent linger.

GarthDanielson, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Stu_Grimson, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 3.59/12 oz bottle at Lager Mill
Undated bottle at 50 degrees into Duvel snifter
Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate
Head small (2 cm), light brown, creamy, rapidly diminishing for 2-3 mm ring and 1 mm layer
Lacing poor, few small irregular islands
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins with slightly sweet roasted malt and chocolate with a hint of honey. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no hops. Ends with a faint taste of bitter chocolate.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

This is a tasty stout. The appearance is decent despite the small head and poor lacing and the aroma is appealing. The flavor is subdued with the honey barely making an appearance (fortunately). The palate is enjoyable.

Ozzylizard, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Snap43nib, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

STG228, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

StretchZep, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

srb176, Jun 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

ohiobeer29, Jun 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

ivesak, Jun 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

JimmyVortex, Jun 14, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

BogAl, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

kyle86, Jun 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Auslander, Jun 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

stortore, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

MatterOfOpinion, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

deonreds, May 23, 2014
Photo of msquared36
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown, bordering on black. Hint of roasted malts. Not a strong smell. Taste of fresh ground peanut butter - a little nutty with a touch of sweetness. Rich, smooth texture with a lingering carbonation. Expected a "chocolate honey" stout to be a little sweeter, but didn't actually miss the sweetness. Preferred this one a little colder, the taste lost some intensity as it warmed.

msquared36, May 17, 2014
Photo of DavoleBomb
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left.

4.25 S: This smells pretty damn good. Cocoa nibs are most prominent. Supple roastiness, honey, caramel, and molasses. The nibs just smell so damn good. Can't smell this enough.

4.25 T: Taste is just as good as the nose. Again big cocoa flavor. Supple, soft roastiness. Honey isn't too pronounced, but does add a bit of complexity. Caramel, molasses, and neutral malty sweetness. Again, quite good.

4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess and super smooth.

4.5 D: This is surprisingly a really good beer. I think I have to pick up some more of it.

DavoleBomb, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

wildcatboy, May 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

meanmutt, Apr 26, 2014
Rise Of Mayan Dog from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.