Mayan Mocha Stout - Odd Side Ales
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4.41/5 rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- Dark as a starless night with a creamy light brown almost peanut butter like color head. The head quickly dissipates, quite a bit of carbonation on this one.
S- Roast coffee, chocolate, nutmeg, a spiciness of chili powder?
TM- taste is of a bitter chocolate with coffee undertones throughout. Can pick up the nutmeg, not getting much cinnamon as in the description on the bottle. Definetly get a hint of heat in this one in the beginning from the hot peppers that are nicely incorporated in this beer. The mouthfeel is a little thin for my liking in a stout but this beer is very well balanced. It has a lot of flavor but is not overwhelming complex to the point that it would be difficult to throw back several of these.
Overall this is a unique and flavorful stout that is well balanced and very drinkable. Worth giving a shot if you like unique stouts
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2013 20:16:22 | More by king75
4.34/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
poured into tulip glass.
Appearance: Black bodied beer with 2 fingers of beige colored head. Head drops down to a ring around the glass. Spotty lacing.
Smell: roasty coffee and roasty malts blend with some nice sweetness. Hint of cinnamon and earthy peppers. This smells fantastic!
Taste: This beer tastes pretty close to how it smells! Hint of marshmellow sweetness. Then a bunch of roasty coffee with a hint of earthy peppers and some heat. Next the cinnamon and peppers begin to mingle and add more complexity to the beer. Finishing with milk chocolate and hints of earthy peppers and some cinnamon. The heat from the peppers builds up and gets hotter as the beer warms and during the finish the entire time you a drinking the beer. I would say that the heat is at a solid 5/10.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation almost moderate carbonation. The beer gets a little thin and watery as it gets to room temperature, but when the beer is cold I liked how full and oily it feels.
Overall: I dont know what it is, but I am really getting into these mexican style stouts lately. This beer is honestly just as good as Prairie Bomb! The only difference is that Prairie Bomb has a thick full mouthfeel that is just way better. I am pleasantly surprised and I honestly did not expect this beer to be this good! Its my first introduction Odd Sides Ales, but this beer has won me over, I am a fan of this Michigan brewery!
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2013 06:07:20 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.33/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Ashleys in A2. Huge mocha chocolate smell with some alcohol. Flavor is very strong chocolate, but not too sweet or syrupy, a bit of coffee on the finish, slightly bitter. Alcohol warmth follows strong, with some low carbonation and a silky mouthfeel. Very similar mocha-alcohol profile to KBS, but with slightly more carbonation. Very good stout--not sure why the alcohol came off so strong with a 6% ABV. I had this as listed: Mayan Mocha Stout. No mention of the barrel aging. Looking forward to trying again out of the bottle next time I visit Michigan.
Revisiting from the bottle on 1/7/14 from a free beer contest from MikeM. Thanks! Pours pitch black with a finger and a half of appropriately mocha colored head. Huge fudgy coffee aroma with hints of cinnamon and spice. This smells awesome. Flavor follows with rich fudge, earthy espresso, and just a small bit of zest from the peppers and cinnamon. Lingering spicy coffe chocolate cinnamon flavor left on the palate with a small bit of heat left in the throat. Medium plus body with medium carbonation and very smooth. I have had both Bomb and Pirate Bomb and find this to be better than both of those, with more pepper kick than Hunahpu. Awesome and underrated brew!
Serving type: on-tap
10-30-2013 01:46:58 | More by BMMillsy
4.31/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
$2.19 for a 12oz bottle @ Siciliano's. 6% ABV per the website. Brewed with coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg and habaneros.
Pours out to a deep black, forming a modest tan head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Carbonation is moderate. Thick layer of sludge in the bottom of the bottle. The nose is fantastic...dark cocoa powder, coffee, cinnamon...kinda like International Coffee Cafe Vienna. Nice amount of roasted malts in the nose, lightly chalky, vanilla and black walnut. The mouthfeel is initially prickly from the spice, with a medium body, giving way to some mild but very pleasant smooth heat. The taste is a recap of the aroma. Plenty of roasted malt, perhaps a bit too much as it doesn't quite keep up with the base malt and thins out the body a bit. The spices are very nicely balanced with the coffee and the roasted malts. Any more and it would be overbearing. The heat is also kept in check, adding a nice layer but not distracting from the flavor. Very complimentary with the mild bitterness. The coffee has a good flavor. It's not overly acidic nor fake and again, is complimentary to all the flavors.
I've had this on tap at Oddside, on tap at other places, and in the bottle. I seem to remember that about a year ago, I thought it was with too little body. It seems this has improved since then, however it could still bear a bit more (5%) base malt and a bit less (5%) roasted malt. As it stands, however, this is a very unique beer in which you can really taste all the ingredients and they are all in balance with each other. A testament to the brewers, as this is a tricky recipe.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 06:03:56 | More by Mitchster
4.28/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Received as an extras in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Poured a nice rich darker brown with a good one finger mocha head that faded rather quickly to leave thin wisps.
S - Nose just pops here. Great coffee, chocolate, nice cinnamon, and great habanero heat. Nutmeg and cinnamon pops even more with a good swirl. Holy cow!
T - Taste is a fair amount of coffee and creamy chocolate. Faint cinnamon and a flash of habanero heat at first. Things mellow out very quickly in to a lightly bitter chocolate finish. Very balanced out with the habanero adding just that faint twinge of heat that simple peppercorns would not do. Tasty.
M - Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with just a little bit of carbonation. Super drinkable.
O - Overall, this is a delicious beer. Wish the appearance was better, and think this would be better as a richer, fuller imperial stout. Still, really really enjoyed this beer!
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2013 01:18:14 | More by rudzud
Mayan Mocha Stout from Odd Side Ales
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