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Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha Stout - Odd Side Ales

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Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha StoutBourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

194 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 32
Gots: 46 | FT: 7
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: TheSevenDuffs on 04-01-2013)
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-10-2014 00:12:33 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Jet black in color and impenetrable to light. A wisp of khaki colored foam covers most of the top of the beer. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg dominates the nose. The front of the palate is an assault of spices including cinnamon and nutmeg. I barely get a whiff of coffee. I get some warmth from the habaneros that leaves a lasting but gentle burn. It's a bit sweet and there's a lot going on,but my palate enjoyed the ride.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 05:00:21 | More by Franziskaner
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Rons35

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-07-2014 01:59:41 | More by Rons35
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-03-2014 15:37:53 | More by BMart
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, toast, dark bread, vanilla, clove, oak, light bourbon, pepper, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, spice, and moderate barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, clove, oak, light bourbon, pepper, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Slight spice/pepper heat on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, clove, oak, light bourbon, pepper, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, spice, and light-moderate barrel flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice spiced stout. All around good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, spice, and light-moderate barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 01:23:38 | More by superspak
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black beer with a tan brown head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is chocolate coffee and peppers upfront with cinnamon nutmeg. Heavy cinnamon and taste with lots of chocolate and peppers with just a little bit of heat. The finish has just a little bit of the oak in the barrel along with the chocolate coffee. It's a lightly oily medium heavy mouth feel.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 20:44:32 | More by jbaker67
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-02-2014 04:23:05 | More by Zach136
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-02-2014 04:21:00 | More by Keith_R
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EricTKole

Michigan

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Snagged a four pack of this by accident while picking up some other beers that were on hold for me. Poured into a pint glass with little to no head and then it proceeded to smack me in the face with the scents of cinnamon and nutmeg. For a barrel aged stout there is no notice of bourbon or whiskey on the nose which I find to be a little disappointing. Not quite as dark as some that I've had, almost like a midnight brown if I were naming a paint color after it. The flavor tends to be a bit overwhelmed with the cinnamon and nutmeg again but plenty of good coffee body stout to stand up to it. For the style it does have a very nice pepper quality to it that gives a very nice boost to it's mouthfeel. Overall a nice beer but lacking on the barrel aging qualities in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 01:20:50 | More by EricTKole
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Copernicandream

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Deep dark black, impenetrable to light. Minimal head, but significant lasting lacing rimming the glass.

S: Cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate. Incredible, it smells like you just opened the door to a chocolate house.

T: Chocolate early then the melody of spices. The back end brings out the barrel (which is underdone and somewhat muted) and then finishes with a mild warming from the habanero. The habanero flavor is absent, just provides a slight warming sensation complimenting the bourbon taste on the back end.

M: Much to thin. This beer really needs more body and malt. Carbonation is perfect, mild and complimentary to the spices.

O: An excellent combination. The habanero is perfectly executed and compliments the warming sensation from the barrel aging perfectly. However, the amount of malt character is lacking and the beer really needs more body to better execute the aging. Needs more malt is my only negative critique.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 18:44:32 | More by Copernicandream
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

$2.99 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. No specs per the website or bottle. "Stout with coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg and habaneros added then aged in bourbon barrels."

Pours out to a deep inky, but not oily black, forming a modest light brown head with ok retention and sparse lacing. Carbonation is mild to moderate, ~2.0 carbs or so. The nose is just like the regular mayan mocha stout to me...it reminds me of Cafe Vienna from International foods coffee. A nice touch of coffee with the cinnamon sitting in a harmonious balance. I don't pick up bourbon in the nose. The taste is subtly different than the regular mayan mocha...if you drink them back to back, you notice the bourbon, but it's subtle. Due to the slightly lower carbonation, the body feels a little richer and the mouthfeel a little smoother. The bourbon barrel aging adds a touch of subtle oak, vanilla, and I actually get mint in here too. This is interesting...the mint is not subtle. I wonder if they put their java mint chip beer in the same barrels or something, but there is a definite mint flavor going on, most noticeable in the aftertaste. The habaneros add a subtle and well balanced heat that sits nicely with everything else going on.

Another excellent and very unique beer from Oddside. Nobody else makes a beer quite like this. Definitely worth a try. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 05:48:25 | More by Mitchster
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marcb105

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-27-2014 15:15:54 | More by marcb105
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pjkelley82

New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks jas45678

From bottle into Teku

Poured your standard stout black with a mocha brown sugar colored head, 1in. thick and went away fairly quick and left a nice ring thruout. Some lacing and a little bit of legs.

Wow.. on the sweeter side for the smell but a damn good smelling beer. Cinnamon, brown sugar, a hint of bourbon, vanilla, marshmallow, nutmeg, woodsy spice or a bark type smell, light pepper or earthy smell. Again.. I smelt this beer many times just because it smelt so good. I dont remember the regular version smelling so cinnamon foward so I imagine the bourbon is helping it out...

Bourbon touch up front followed by cinamon, nutmeg, mollasses, here comes the spice.. not extremely spicy but noticable. Spice follows well after you stomach the liguid and coats the back of your throut.

Thin mouthfeel and lightly carbed but im getting used to barrel aged beers doing this so I'd say its on par.

Overall I was very exited to try this after loving the regular version. To me this one is better but a lot different from the original. The coffee was more prominent in non barrel aged version where as in this one it was non existent. The cinnamon and nutmeg are full front on this one with the addition of a vanilla and marshmellow taste aided by the barrel. A very mellow Bourbon addition but to be honest any more would of been too much it was a welcome addition that the bourbon wasnt overpowering and playing a backup role in this one. The peppers were more earthy and from the garden taste in the original as in this one it was the heat and prickly feeling that followed mid pallets that played more of an additional layer rather than you picking out a specific type of pepper. A great beer that is easy drinking and for a barrel aged beer is not a shipper... you can easily drink s few. Sweeter in the smell than the taste but overall another homerun from oddside ales

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 03:53:41 | More by pjkelley82
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-26-2014 02:58:36 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-26-2014 02:41:51 | More by pmarlowe
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-25-2014 02:36:18 | More by Holland
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Slay40

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

02-25-2014 00:22:12 | More by Slay40
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +21.1%

02-24-2014 16:00:46 | More by Braden
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bcrossan

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-24-2014 00:15:48 | More by bcrossan
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AliK


5/5  rDev +21.1%

02-23-2014 19:21:44 | More by AliK
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

thanks to mattvandyk for this beer!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with 2 fingers of khaki head that drops down to a thin cap.

Smell: Sweet bourbon and earthy pepper collide! Cinnimon and brown sugar. Hint of vanilla sweetness. Hint of spicey nutmeg. Nose is very well balanced, but when you look at the overall picture it a sweet nose.

Taste: Bourbon and marshmellows. Lots of earthy peppers to match the sweetness of the bourbon/marshmellow combo that the beer open up with. Mild heat from the peppers. Vanilla and nutmeg. Great balance just like the nose. Lots of complexities and depth found in the flavor profile of this beer!

Mouthfeel: Yep, its the achillies heel of this beer... it has a thin mouthfeel. medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Smooth drinking beer for sure, but it could be a little thicker.

Overall: A deeply complex and well balanced nose and flavor profile found in this beer. Dare i say a "sessionable barrel aged stout"? i could easily drinka few of this 12oz gems in a single setting without worry of a hangover the next morning. This beer is delicous and doesnt get boring at all. Oddsides makes a fantastic BA stout with adjuncts. Its very comparable to Prairie Bomb in both nose and flavor, but the mouthfeel is lacking. I would love a 6pk of this beer sitting in my fridge! Oddsides really shows some impressive finesse with barrel aging in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 10:07:29 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-23-2014 03:24:58 | More by egrace84
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hill4ca

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-22-2014 15:59:26 | More by hill4ca
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-22-2014 15:16:29 | More by jarrgal
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-19-2014 14:53:58 | More by atone315
Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha Stout from Odd Side Ales
92 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.