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Rise Of Mayan Dog - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

DanGeo, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Blueribbon666
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Blueribbon666, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of StoutHunter
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Thirsty Dog's Rise Of Mayan Dog a couple weeks ago for $3.59 at The Lager Mill. I've been trying more of these Mayan inspired stouts lately and I thought I would take a chance on this one, so let see how it goes. 2014 Vintage Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok and a little cartoon like, I think it's a little eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light come through and it had two and half fingers worth of slightly creamy light mocha colored head that died down to a thick ring that stayed til the end and it left some nice rings of lacing behind. This was a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness that has a noticeable honey like aroma and it's followed by the coffee which seems to stick out the most and it mixes with some chocolate aroma to make for a mocha like aroma. Up next comes some malt that imparts a roasted malt aroma along with a light dark fruit like aroma and there's a slight spice aroma towards the end. This beer had a nice aroma, but I wish the different aspects blended together a little better.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness that has a very light honey aspect to it and it's followed by the same coffee and chocolate that I got in the aroma, but this time they are both lighter and they make for a lighter mocha like flavor. Up next comes the malts which impart a roasted malt, slightly grainy, and very light dark fruit flavors with some noticeable ale yeast flavors. On the finish there's lower amount of bitterness with a slightly grainy, roasted malt, slight coffee and chocolate like aftertaste. This was a nice tasting beer, but I wish the mocha aspect was as bold as it was in the aroma and that some spices showed up.

M- Smooth, clean, slightly watery, a little crisp, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice, but I could do without the slight watery aspect.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and a decent example of a stout, but as far as these mayan themed beers goes, this one was a little below par, the spices didn't really show up in the flavor and the chocolate aspect was just ok. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, clean, slightly watery, a little crisp, not filling, and the taste didn't do the best job at holding my attention, I think one is enough for me and I'm ready to move on to something else. What I like the most about this beer was the appearance, this was a very nice looking beer and to me it was the best aspect of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the taste and that it really wasn't as true to it's name as I would like, I wish the spices were more noticeable. I wouldn't buy this beer again and I think it's a little pricey for what you get and I don't think I would recommend it. All in all I wasn't impressed with this beer, it just didn't have anything that made it stick it out or memorable and when it comes to mayan style stouts, I would choose an Oddsides Mayan Mocha Stout over this beer every time. It's not a favorite Thirsty Dog beer and it's up there as one of my least favorite Mayan style Stouts. I appreciate the effort, but this one needs some work, better luck next time guys.

StoutHunter, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of marmstrong1212
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

marmstrong1212, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of alex021224
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

alex021224, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Pours an opaque yet clear red-brown at the edges. Small tan head soon reduces to a partial thin coat.

S: Moderately strong, with notes of coffee and roasted grains. Too vegetal.

T: better, with more coffee and dark roasted malts to which chocolate is added. Still a bit vegetal (think well cooked, bitter greens). Lightly sweet with just a hint of spice.

M: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: Rich and moderately complex flavors/aromas are, unfortunately, too vegetal and not very enticing.

chinchill, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of IceMike
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

IceMike, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of GOBLIN
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

GOBLIN, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet clear jet black in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom along the edges of the glass and some faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy tan head that quickly reduces to a small thick patch of medium sized bubble surrounded by a medium sized patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of milk chocolate, freshly roasted coffee, and roasted malts with lighter aromas of honey and just a hint of chili spice.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts with some light to moderate amounts of honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of rich milk chocolate with some moderate flavors of coffee and just a hint of spice (chili). Lightly sweet overall with minimal amounts of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively creamy.

O: Rich and dessert-like with wonderfully complex flavors/aromas and a not overwhelming amount of sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden and it is relatively easy to drink. Definitely one I would grab again.

dbrauneis, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

oberon, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Pillowburn
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Pillowburn, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of BigJim5021
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

BigJim5021, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of mrjmann
4/5  rDev +6.1%

mrjmann, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Zonian1, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of wvsabbath
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

wvsabbath, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of charyma
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

charyma, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

nineworldseries, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Rado
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Rado, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Wowcoolman
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Wowcoolman, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Alextricity
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Alextricity, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Lukass, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

JimmyFlatRock, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

BeerLover99, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Kerrie
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Kerrie, Mar 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

osuskin, Mar 02, 2014
Rise Of Mayan Dog from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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