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Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha Stout - Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 40
Gots: 45 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheSevenDuffs on 04-01-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Boverhof3, Thursday at 01:38 AM
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle received in a trade.

Pours a very dark brown, essentially black, with a small film on top that almost passes for a head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, roasted malt, and a slight bit of peppers.

Tastes similar. The cinnamon doesn't come through quite as strongly as it does in the aroma. There's a lot of flavor here for the lower ABV. I'm not really getting any coffee, but I am getting lots of chocolate, and more pepper than the aroma would tell you. The pepper flavor is pretty hot, and builds up slowly as you drink more of this. It never becomes overwhelming, luckily.

This is medium bodied, a bit thinner than I tend to like my stouts, but it is much lower ABV. It's got a lower amount of carbonation, and a creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

Always nice to try another Mexican-style stout. This isn't quite the hard hitter that some of the more Imperial versions are, but this is still well executed.

GreesyFizeek, Oct 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

teamwiggum, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

mctizzz, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Irishace9, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%

A beer pours in a dark black, much like a bigger beer than the 6% it is

The aroma has everything. A huge burst of cinnamon, nutmeg, spicy fresh pepper, and mocha of roasted coffee and light chocolate. A touch of vanilla from the barrel, but not barrel bourbon.

The flavor follows with that huge spice in the front of cinnamon and nutmeg. Mocha balances the beer with roasted coffee and milk chocolate. Pepper pops at the back of the throat with heat.

Reminds me hugely of Xocoveza. This beer is one of the best 6% stouts I've ever had. Quite underrated.

dar482, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Kerrie, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

dheldman, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

HarmonMW, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Makubex, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Vinithing, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Cynic-ale, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

lochef81, Sep 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -8%

Kramerbarthomer, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

oline73, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

4amepiphany, Aug 29, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

Doogie-Hopster, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Jho3325, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

a_beckman25, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

miffsudd, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

thereal_adam, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

suckaj, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

BlueAndBrew, Jul 29, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a thin black in appearance, not the thickness I was hoping for.

Smells of cinnamon, peppers, and bourbon are well hidden and not overly abundant.

This is an interesting one! Starts off as a standard stout that quickly develops into a Mexican fiesta in the mouth. Chilis, spices, and bourbon are all very well balanced to give a Latin vibe to this brew.

Tastes just like hot chocolate, but the spices slightly degraded the overall score for mouthfeel on this one.

Overall a very nice dessert beer, this one sure warms the belly!

larryarms847, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

IrishColonial, Jul 24, 2014
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Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha Stout from Odd Side Ales
92 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.