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Java Chip Mint Stout - Odd Side Ales

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Java Chip Mint StoutJava Chip Mint Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tectactoe on 06-12-2013)
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4.69/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Flavors are exactly what you would expect from Odd Side, these people really know how to layer and intertwine beer flavors correctly. The price is reasonable at about 2.50 a 12oz bottle, and availability is very good as well. I would highly recommend this beer to a stout person who enjoys coffee and mint and doesnt mind a lighter feel.

BigRapids-Chicago_Paul, Feb 05, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a 12 oz snifter.

A: Deep dark black, one finger of fine brown head. It's a coffee stout - its dark. Check.

S: Coffee, mint, chocolate, mint, mint, mint.

T: Rich toasted malts, strong rich dark roasted coffee (its dark but just before burnt), the mint is omnipresent and perfectly balanced. Dark chocolate. Unlike other mint beers I've had this is minty without being astringent or biting - think gum, not toothpaste. Very mild but welcome hoppy finish helps balance the mint.

M: Rich, thick, molasses. Medium carbonation, perfect for the release of flavors.

O: A very unique style done well and worth a try, or a try again. Not your everyday stout but a perfect winter alternative for mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Copernicandream, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

A - It is black as expected. It is topped with less than an inch of mocha head.

S - It kind of smells like a York Peppermint Patty. I get some dark chocolate and peppermint.

T - When I taste a Java Chip Mint Stout I get the sensation of cold, crisp mountain air against my face as I race towards liftoff at the Whole World Championship ski jump. Seriously, it is like drinking a York Peppermint Patty or a Junior Mint. It is very refreshing. The coffee is shows itself in a slightly bitter black coffee finish.

M - Medium to full.

O - This is my second try of this beer, and my first mint stout. I like it a lot. I never would have guessed this would be so good. I like Odd Side Ales more with every beer I try.

buschbeer, Mar 29, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Dark suede black syrupy color with a light chocolate color head that quickly recedes, little to no lacing. Not overly impressive but it is what it is.

S- DAMN! This one smells like an awesome desert beer. I am picking up heavy aromas of mint, along with coffee, milk chocolate, and a boozy alcohol smell.

T/M- This one taste great it first hits the palate with a chocolate mint sweetness and then mellows out with a coffee bitterness. The mouthfeel of this one is silky and smooth, a little on the lighter end but does have a medium body to it.

Overall, I really like this one and am loving the consistent product and number of beers that Oddside has been putting out lately. For what this beer lacks in body it makes up for in flavor and drinkability. This is a good one and definitely worth seeking out.

king75, Jan 24, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black body. Remarkably dark for a regular stout. Nice khaki head that settles quickly. Thin collar remains.

Smell - Mint. Enormous amount of peppermint. Coffee and dark chocolate.

Taste - Coffee is more assertive here, but peppermint still dominates. Hint of a soda-like flavor from the mint. Dark chocolate on the finish.

Mouthfeel - The peppermint is a sharp flavor in an otherwise rich stout. I think a slightly smaller dose would serve to balance it more than dominate it.

Overall - I really like the concept. Spot on mint java chip flavor.

Alieniloquium, Apr 13, 2014
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Java Chip Mint Stout from Odd Side Ales
87 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.