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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wl0307 on 10-22-2013

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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 21
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.07/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The brown head is compact and two fingers high, it sinks very slowly leaving some lacing. The liquid is pitch black (120 EBC).

The smell is sweet with distinct notes of milk chocolate bars, chocolate flavoured candles and hints of dried exotic fruits. It is a bit of a one trick pony...

The taste is very much the same: Milk chocolate bars and artificial chocolate aroma, but it is soon supplemented with a light yet noticeable chili flavour. It is quite sweet, but the sweetness is smooth and elegant. Medium body. The aftertaste got even mote hot chili, but doesn’t become too hot or overwhelming. The chocolate fades slowly leaving room for some dusty dark malt flavours some bitterness. The finish got insipid sweet flavours and some fruity flavours.

The carbonation is light: The few sharp bubbles are long lived. The liquid is semi-smooth.

I dig the chocolate in the beginning, and the balanced chili flavours, but it became insipid and dusty too fast.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.4/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for $3.60 for a 500ml bottle. Pretty cost effective so I bought it. Served at 6deg C in a tulip.

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head that is gone fast

S- Lots of chocolate here. Good peppers but they subdued

T- Lots of coco/chocolate powder. Seems very artificial tasting though. A touch sweeter than expected for a stout. Good balance and a small hit on the back of the throat of heat from the peppers. Just a hint

M- Very creamy and lush. Super tongue coating which I like in a stout

O- Very good blend. The premise is nice of peppers but not a big amount. Would buy again.

Food Pairing

This pretty good stout went well with...... Cheese board with condiments such as pickles, honey and olives

Enjoy

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3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 500ml bottle with a BB of May 2014. Acquired some time back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as a chocolate chipotle stout brewed with chocolate malt, real chocolate and chipotles. Montezuma's revenge awaits the unwary....

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep reddish-brown hue that appears black in the glass. Yields a large head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of sweet chocolate - not unlike a milk chocolate bar. Underpinned by hints of sugar and roasted malt. Surprisingly one-dimensional but pleasant enough.

Tastes of roasted malt with a spicy chocolate character and a bitter finish. Notes of roasted grain, subtle burnt notes, chocolate, chilli spice, mild smoke, a hint of molasses, faint dried fruit and earthy yeast. Slightly sweet, with a warming spiciness and a slight hop kick in the background. A balanced, malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with soft carbonation and a somewhat insubstantial body for the strength. Spice notes stimulate the palate. Mildly astringent, followed by an aftertaste of chocolate, chillies and roasted malt.

Rather nice - Ilkley have taken a challenging style and made a good fist of it. Looks the part, while the aroma is deceptively sweet and chocolate-laden. The flavour is a superb blend of roasted malt, chocolate and chipotles that delivers a dark, spicy twang. Body is OK but could stand to be thicker and creamier. Overall this is a treat for the senses. If you like chillies and chocolate then this is the brew for you.

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3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best Before: 06/2015

Pours black under minimal creaminess coating the surface and leaving behind strings of lace here and there. Smell is immediately chocolaty followed by vanilla and a little pepper. Flavor follows suit with an increased chili pepper note, though it never gets spicy. Roasted malt, cocoa, nuts, and some fruity yeast. Less intensely chocolaty than the smell, closer to more of a standard stout with a pepper twist. Medium bodied with some tingly carbonation and lingering bitterness. Not bad.

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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jet black with a ring of eggshell-tan head with good lace. Smell is a big chocolate and cocoa powder upfront, touch of peppery spice that gives a bit of a nostril tingle, not a ton going on but certainly delivers on being a chocolate-chipotle stout. Taste is all chocolate initially, milk chocolate and hershey syrup, chipotle is subtle initially but is a little more noticeable as it warms and shows up in the finish, roast and a touch of sweetness from all that chocolate. Medium-light carbonation, light-medium body. Not bad to have once in a while but not something I could drink on a regular basis, still quite drinkable.

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