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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

131 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
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%

tbone1384, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Nich7601, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

minarobin, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

aubzachsyd, May 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

mkirkland80, May 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

akttr, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Rons35, May 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

ThatsThatDude, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

emac1224, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. No freshness date.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains decently before turning into a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and no surface foam. Barely any lacing to speak of. Looks flat and lifeless.

S- Full-on peppermint patty-like mint chocolate sweetness with a touch of caramel.

T- Flavor follows suit but the dark roast makes things manageable (I don't like mint chocolate) providing a roasty bitterness to counteract the intense mint and sweetness. This might sound crazy, but I wish there was more alcohol flavor to offset the sweetness and make the mint taste more worthwhile.

M- Somewhat thick and dry with medium-low carbonation and a fullish body. Another problem with this beer is there's not enough carbonation to keep things lively.

O- I admit, I'm not a fan of mint chocolate beers but this one's not bad compared to others I've had. Just wish there was more carbonation and alcohol to make it more interesting.

Immortale25, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Fargrow, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of Lynn
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Lynn, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 1/20/2014. Pours moderately murky/cloudy pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, mint, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with well balanced dark/roast malt, coffee, and mint notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, mint, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness and cooling mint on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, mint, coffee, dark bread, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and mint flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, smooth, and lightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice flavored stout. All around good balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and mint flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

leinie13, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
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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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It’s pretty much as advertised. Aromas of roasted barley and coffee and cocoa and mint in pretty much that order. Certainly an interesting combination and the flavor remains true - a nice beer, and it would be very easy to turn this brew into a train wreck of flavor but oddside did a good job.

jbaker67, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Filabee, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

durlta, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

JohnParadee, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

AngusOg, Mar 29, 2014
Java Chip Mint Stout from Odd Side Ales
87 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.