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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

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tectactoe on 06-12-2013)
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

fgilbert2, Feb 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dfillius, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of BigRapids-Chicago_Paul
4.69/5  rDev +20.9%

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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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

leprechaunandfatman, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

HardyA, Feb 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

dmhurdle, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Alextricity
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%

$2.19 single (or $2.29) just poured into a shaker pint. Bottled 1/20/14, poured 2/4/14.

Appearance: Dark brown or a black sort of color with a little head that bubbles away basically before guessing the height. Floaters galore, as well as a good amount of yeast at the bottom.

Smell: You get what you pay for. Mint, chocolate, and a little bit of that coffee as well. I've also had their regular Mint Stout, and this smells similar, but with a bit less mint.

Taste/feel: Quite nice, if relatively mild. Mint is definitely there, then just a vague sort of roastiness. Not a big depth of flavor, but good. I feel like this drinks more like a porter than a stout, since it has a thin mouthfeel. For a stout, underwhelming feel. There's a fair amount of sweetness to this beer to make it drinkable along with the fairly thin mouthfeel.

Good beer. Highly drinkable. Nice flavor... I just wanted a little bit more, as it drinks fairly light. The mint flavor is fine, but a little more chocolate/java/roast on the finish or something would really spruce it up, especially if the beer was thickened up a bit in the process. Surprise, surprise -- another well done beer from Odd Side. I preferred the regular Mint Stout by a tick, but I had that one on tap. The java in this one is quite nice, but it's mild, and after a handful of sips, it didn't really stand out anymore.

Alextricity, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JamesShoemaker, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

combatFlexo, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

dbc5, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

marcb105, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jschott75, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

tmcarter23, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

sculls65, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ltltony, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

beergorrilla, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ianpstephens, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Kerrie, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

TypsiYpsi, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

FlandersNed, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of king75
4.15/5  rDev +7%

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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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Pat316, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Zaphog, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

tommy5, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DanGeo, Jan 02, 2014
Java Chip Mint Stout from Odd Side Ales
87 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.