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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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Photo of buschbeer
4.19/5  rDev +8%
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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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

Anvilfarm, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Cosho, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

craft_shannie, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Stinger80OH, Mar 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

schmidtmattsays, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Agentveba, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

LiberateTeExInferis, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

imperialking, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep black with a one-finger foamy tan head. Head dissapates very quickly.

S - Lots of mint. Also hints of chocolate.

T - Lots of roasted malts and coffee upfront. The mint produces a nice sweetness throughout. Finish is subtle mint.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin. Nice crisp dry finish.

O - Good beer and better than I expected. Would make a nice dessert beer.

TreyIsWilson, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jemarent, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

1BeerToRuleThemAll, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JeffZeltwanger, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Buck_Jones, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Doublicious, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

atone315, Mar 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Braden, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This stout is thick, showing some good viscosity, and nearly black in color. A nice, big froth of brown head rests easily and strongly just taller than one finger. Solid patching in good quantity shows solid structure in the lacing.
The mint is strong on the nose, a leafy mint not quite as sugary-cool as spearmint, but definitely displaying a likeness, certainly more than a mint like peppermint. When the milk and dark chocolate come in, it's distinctively like chocolate chip slivers in the nose. Slightly more distinction would clarify things, but this beer hits the mark in smelling like mint chocolate, and the roast gives a note of coffee grounds that brings it all together.
The taste is similar, chocolaty and roasty with an undeniable mint flavor, but a bit of tang comes in and mars it some.
The feel is smooth. It's not as viscous by any means as it looks but it has a nice, full body with some richness to it.

Brenden, Mar 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Sparty55, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

drbenderdo, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

CTJman, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

kyle86, Feb 24, 2014
Java Chip Mint Stout from Odd Side Ales
87 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.