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Mayan Mocha Stout - Odd Side Ales

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Mayan Mocha StoutMayan Mocha Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-28-2012)
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beernads

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

02-15-2014 23:32:39 | More by beernads
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jduprey007

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-15-2014 04:54:48 | More by jduprey007
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jegross2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-13-2014 05:16:29 | More by jegross2
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-11-2014 16:49:26 | More by Thedrizzle
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-11-2014 04:06:24 | More by fredmugs
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TheBeerDad

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-09-2014 18:41:37 | More by TheBeerDad
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Mitchster

Michigan

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
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carmike813

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-08-2014 13:54:44 | More by carmike813
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fgilbert2

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-06-2014 01:54:37 | More by fgilbert2
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DrewskiWhit

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16%

02-03-2014 03:25:52 | More by DrewskiWhit
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ianpstephens

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-02-2014 01:05:07 | More by ianpstephens
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-28-2014 07:01:45 | More by deschutes_fan
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-26-2014 20:34:54 | More by Sammy
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ltltony

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-24-2014 21:11:58 | More by ltltony
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drewone

California

2/5  rDev -48.3%

01-24-2014 07:07:39 | More by drewone
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2261


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-24-2014 02:05:33 | More by 2261
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, thanks to Nesto114. Thanks David. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 1/21/2014.

App- Dark black body, opaque, 1cm mocha head, fair retention, bits of lacing.

Smell- Dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa, faint cinnamon, hint of vanilla.

Flavour- Cocoa, chocolate, a little bit of cinnamon on the back end, other spices. Slightly vegetal, faint pepper warmth on the back end.

Mouthfeel- Thin, watery body with ok carbonation. Aftertaste is a vegetal heat likely from peppers. Not strongly hot in terms of spiciness.

Overall- The smell got me interested, flavour kept me interested but the mouthfeel absolutely derailed this beer. It wouldn't hurt to get some more body in there.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 02:36:34 | More by Stevedore
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Small khaki head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Graham cracker, which is clearly from the cinnamon. Chocolate. A little pepper.

Taste - Peppers are stronger. A faint burn, too. Chocolate and cinnamon, although the cinnamon is a bit overwhelmed by the pepper.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Not a heavy stout at all.

Overall - Nice adjuncts, even if they overpower the beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 01:29:25 | More by Alieniloquium
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and cinnamon aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, cinnamon, and pepper flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice cocoa and cinnamon qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 23:10:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
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miffsudd

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16%

01-18-2014 01:46:54 | More by miffsudd
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-18-2014 01:44:33 | More by Cynic-ale
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-16-2014 21:29:40 | More by Kmlund
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-08-2014 14:45:05 | More by Davepoolesque
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ari32

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-03-2014 21:23:17 | More by ari32
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krustster

Michigan

4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice look. Hearty dark brown, nearly black, a little bit of light comes in around the edges. Creamy brown head with good retention.

Not much in the nose. Good coffee, a little sour, not a lot going on.

Taste is quite good. The label claims Dutch chocolate coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg and habaneros. Surprisingly, I'm able to detect all of those, some more than others. It's an excellent balance of coffee, spices, and a hot pepper finish. The habanero and coffee are the key elements for me, I'd like to see more coffee/chile stouts out there. I'd like more nutmeg since I'm a nutmeg fiend, but it seems like that and the cinnamon are there more for balance than anything else. Maybe some vanilla would be nice. In general, it tastes just like what it claims. If it was a big imperial stout or something it might be better, but the hot finish and coffee up front make a very delicious combination. I actually kept changing my taste rating, from 4.0 up to 4.5. I've had a few of these and I just realized tonight how good it truly is. The interplay between the roasted/chocolatey coffee and the peppers is pretty incredible. I absolutely love the tasteful but assertive heat it leaves on my lips.

Medium body, just right for a non-imperial stout. Light enough to be drinkable for the lower ABV, but heavy enough that it wouldn't be mistaken for a porter. Just enough thickness to bring home the intended flavors.

It's ironic that I realized this beer's true power after it disappeared from shelves. $12 for a sixer isn't the best price, but still pretty fair. It's not quite in the same league, but this tastes like a satisfying little brother of Prairie Bomb! Definitely get it if you see it on the shelf.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 05:41:30 | More by krustster
Mayan Mocha Stout from Odd Side Ales
87 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.