Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha Stout - Odd Side Ales
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4.48/5 rDev +8.5%
Bottle from an awesome trader. Pours black with a half finer mocha colored head. Big lucious aroma of cinnamon and habaneros, coffee, chocolate, light booze and vanilla. Beautiful smell here yum! Flavor is big chocolatey cinnamon, a pinch of pepper heat to finish, and a long beautiful chocolate cinnamon coffee finish with a hint of vanilla. Sweeter than the regular version, and in a good way. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, medium plus body, with some prickly carbonation in there. While this could use a bit more bourbon character, what is there supplements the base beer beautifully. This is really good!
04-23-2014 22:51:19 | More by BMMillsy
3.89/5 rDev -5.8%
12oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (thanks Reid!). If the 0054 on the bottom is Julian dating this was bottled 1/5/14- otherwise no bottling date. Served in my Phish snifter.
Pours black with about one finger of deep tan head that fades quickly. A meager halo remains without lacing.
Smells nice with cinnamon, coffee, cocoa, a hint of nutmeg spice and some sugary sweetness.
Tastes follows the nose. Cinnamon, habenero pepper, creamed coffee, cocoa, nutmeg, caramel and vague oak with perhaps a hint of bourbon at the finish. A nice flavorful blend but I'm not convinced that this beer spent any significant time in a barrel.
Fairly light body with very little carbonation. Cinnamon, coffee and a little habenero heat in the finish.
This is a rich and flavorful stout that goes down easy. It takes a hit for the disparity between the labeling and it's lack of any notable barrel character and another slight hit for being dangerously close to flat. But this is about as sapid as you can expect a 6% stout to be. I'm glad to have tried it and would happily drink another if offerred.
04-15-2014 12:24:23 | More by ThickNStout
4.68/5 rDev +13.3%
beer poured from bottle aggressively. Jet black, little to no lacing. Half a finger of light brown head quickly dissipates.
coffee smell right away, i get a little of the nutmeg and cinnamon in the background, but the coffee is the major player int he aroma. i do smell some chocolate in there as well. i am not getting the bourbon like in other bourbon ages beers. i know Odd Side makes this in a non bourbon aged as well, so i double checked the label and it is the BA version.
First sip gets a very sweet coffee flavor, much different than other coffee stouts. i think its because the cinnamon and nutmeg are cutting the bitterness of the java bean. i'm still not getting much of the bourbon, its there but very minimally. I didn't get the habanero up front, however after i swallow the first sip, there it is tingling the back of my through, not overly noticeable, but enough.
this is an extremely well done beer, very complex and a lot of in your face flavors all mixed quite well. this would be a 4.8 4.9 had there been a little more bourbon flavor, that was the only real disappointment for me.
04-08-2014 01:42:44 | More by Doerrijustmether
3.74/5 rDev -9.4%
Poured into a snifter from a 12oz bottle
Appearance- Pours pith black with a 1/2 of thick mocha head that dissipates slowly
Smell- Smells of dark chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg with a little bourbon sweetness. No coffee smell that I could find.
Taste- Follows the nose but more muted. Not very impressed with the lack of flavor. Thought they would be more pronounced. I only got a little heat from the habanero on the very back end of my throat. Little to no noticeable coffee flavor to be found.
Mouthfeel- Good amount of carbonation. Very thin mouthfeel. Almost tastes like it watered down. Its the thinnest barrel aged stout I've probably ever had.
Overall not a bad beer just tastes very muted for what I was hoping for.
04-06-2014 03:12:40 | More by earljones199
Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha Stout from Odd Side Ales
92 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.