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The Mayan (Chocolate Chipotle Stout) - Ilkley Brewery Co.

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The Mayan (Chocolate Chipotle Stout)The Mayan (Chocolate Chipotle Stout)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ilkley Brewery Co. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: wl0307 on 10-22-2013

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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 21
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5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer, solid taste and consistency

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of djack8617
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on Mar 5 2015.

Look: Jet black with a very slight dark gold transparency. Minimal head which quickly dissipates for minimal head retention.

Smell: Overwhelmingly chocolate syrup in nature with a very slight spice touch at the end.

Taste: spice hits the palate first and is quickly chased by a chocolate flavor. Full and heavy like a stout should be. Spicy chipotle lingers on the palate well after consumption.

Feel: Very heavy and flat feel. The spice dominates preventing any sort of smooth drinking experience yet still makes the beer enjoyable.

Overall: Have enjoyed many chocolate stouts before and would say this one is average if not slightly above. Very good strong chocolate aroma but chipotle spice take over on the palate masking other potential flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.16/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of nmann08
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours jet black with a thin wispy very white head.

The nose is heavy milk chocolate, a little earthy green pepper, lots of lactose and roasted malt. This smells amazing. The flavor is similar, lots of chocolate, earthy dryness, bitter hops and just a bit of heat. The heat from the pepper plays well with the chocolate. This is pretty balanced and the flavors pair well. Really enjoyable finish too.

Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours nearly pitch black except for a deep reddish brown tinge when held up to the light,a half finger beige colored head atop.Milk chocolate notes jump out in the nose with light nuttiness,although I don't get any smoky chipotle the aromas really stand out for me.Lightly carbonated wich is good just a tad thin but it doesn't take away from the flavor profile in any way.Mildly sweet chocolate at the onset of the palate with that hint of nuttiness,the chipotle comes in the finish and lingers in the back of the throat nicely.What a cool beer from a "new to my area" Yorkshire brewer,I will be trying other stuff from Ilkley in the future.

Photo of cjgiant
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle, no discernible date:
Clear dark brown, appearing almost black. Large bubble head, some lacing in my rinsed glass. Nose dominated by chocolate, but an underlying lightly smokey roasted malt scent. Nicely done.

Taste has more depth to it than expected, but the actual flavors follow the muse quite well. The chipotle side almost sneaks in after you think the taste is done. As with many nicely spicy things, the "burn" builds with subsequent sips. "Burn" is an exaggeration, but I definitely feel a bite. Feel is just a tad thin in viscosity, and also a tad oily, but that little bite makes up for that a bit.

Really digging this beer. It's not exceptional, but an example of a well done, solid, as promised beer.

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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of liamt07
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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The Mayan (Chocolate Chipotle Stout) from Ilkley Brewery Co.
87 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.