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Mayan Mocha Stout - Odd Side Ales

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very good

271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 18
Gots: 37 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-28-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

fishmich, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

strohme2, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

bob_d_j, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, cinnamon, nuttiness, cream, light pepper, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt with coffee and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, cream, light pepper, and roasted earthiness. Light coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, cream, light pepper, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors with coffee and spices; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Some light pepper heat builds up on the finish near the end of the glass, but it is pleasant. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice spiced stout! All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt, coffee, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ryanpj, Oct 01, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
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

king75, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Pat316, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

warnerry, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Fargrow, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Slay40, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

YalovaIA, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

tommy5, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

trginter, Aug 21, 2013
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Chrixsus, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$4.50 for a 16oz draft at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

Alright, this isn't what I was expecting. I saw this on the menu and hadn't heard of it ... BeerAdvocate let me know that this was by Odd Side, so I knew I had to try it out. Well, hm. Alright, so it comes pitch black with a dark tan head -- about what you'd expect from a stout. There's a nice little head on it, but no lacing lasts throughout the glass. The smell on this is quite a bit of chocolate with some traces of cinnamon/nutmeg. The taste is like the smell... but far more pungent. There's a significant cinnamon and nutmeg sort of taste on top of the chocolate... to the point where there's a spicy burn in the back of the throat. It's not bad, but I feel like this should really be a Winter seasonal. I was expecting a chocolate/coffee sort of stout, but Odd Side threw this curve at me, which I should have been sitting on.

Mayan Mocha Stout is a pretty good beer, but I'd appreciate it more if it were winter. Sorry, but I don't like much (especially THIS much) cinnamon/nutmeg and/or similar tastes in my stouts during the summer. For what it's worth, I'd only bump my score *slightly* either way. Definitely a unique stout, so give it a whirl.

Alextricity, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Sparty55, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

mireland, Jul 31, 2013
Mayan Mocha Stout from Odd Side Ales
88 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.