Rise Of Mayan Dog | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SplashyFob on 01-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
199
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 199 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of Knapp85
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is close to being jet black in color—only traces of dark brown are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger tan head that died down, leaving some wispy lacing g on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of chocolate and honey are present in the nose. The honey becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has stronger flavors of chocolate along with notes of honey. Faint bits of sweetness are perceptible. Both the honey flavors and associated sweetness become a little stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels just shy of being medium-bodied and is a little creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout is easy to drink and has a nice amount of chocolate flavors. The honey adds some complexity to the smell and taste.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, coffee, honey, chile pepper, cinnamon, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, honey, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of semisweet chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, coffee, light char, cinnamon, light chile pepper, light honey, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light roast bitterness/chile spice on the finish; with lingering notes of semisweet chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, coffee, light char, cinnamon, toast, light chile pepper, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced stout style! All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a snifter (lightly revised with a sample on tap in Dec. 2015).
Pours an opaque yet clear red-brown at the edges. Small tan head soon reduces to a partial thin coat.

S: Moderately strong, with notes of coffee and roasted grains. Too vegetal.

T: better, with more coffee and dark roasted malts to which chocolate is added. Still a bit vegetal (think well cooked, bitter greens). Lightly sweet with just a hint of spice.

M: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: Rich and moderately complex flavors/aromas are, unfortunately, too vegetal and not very enticing (bottle only).

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Photo of oberon
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours nearly jet black except for just a tinge of ruby when held in the light,a deep beige half finger head atop.Love the complexity of the aromas,milk chocolate,roasted nuts,bakers spice,french roast coffee,and some mild honey funk,smells like dessert and coffee.Somewhat sweet on the palate with honey and chocolate dominating at the onset with some nice roast to dry it out enough,as I drank more some alcohol induced sweetness came into play.What a cool beer with alot going on,again like a chocolate dessert laced with honey and coffee together in liquid form.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet clear jet black in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom along the edges of the glass and some faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy tan head that quickly reduces to a small thick patch of medium sized bubble surrounded by a medium sized patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of milk chocolate, freshly roasted coffee, and roasted malts with lighter aromas of honey and just a hint of chili spice.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts with some light to moderate amounts of honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of rich milk chocolate with some moderate flavors of coffee and just a hint of spice (chili). Lightly sweet overall with minimal amounts of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively creamy.

O: Rich and dessert-like with wonderfully complex flavors/aromas and a not overwhelming amount of sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden and it is relatively easy to drink. Definitely one I would grab again.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma of chocolate, grains, honey, cinnamon, spice. Taste cocoa, burnt grains, caramel, leather, spice. Ok!

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Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of vfgccp
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Greenville, South Carolina.

Appearance: Slips out a black body crowned with two inches of tan-hued suds.

Smell: A leading sniff of soy sauce, as well as roasted malts, clearance chocolate, burnt sugars and spiced honey candy.

Taste: It's sweet, moderately so. Hinting of honey sweet, even. Sweetness is blunted by roastiness with some low-grade chocolate. Very mild spice element for a little, low pepper note. A bit of umami. Sweetish, honey-roast finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: At best it's so-so.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of woodychandler
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I was scoping the singles scene at Country Garden 6-Pack here in Lancaster, PA on Thursday when I spied this with my little eye. Sure, it's in a bottle, but people have gotten a mistaken impression of me - I will buy and drink beer from a bottle, but I steadfastly will NOT trade with or for bottles.

From the bottle: "Celebrate the new rise of civilization with this bittersweet, bold, black beer filled with old world and traditional Mayan spices, including honey and cocoa nibs."; "Chocolate Honey Stout"; "We Believe in Thirsty Dog!"; "Unleash the Flavor".

I Pop!ped the cap and initiated an aggro pour, causing it to foam up mightily. This resulted in two fingers of dense, deep-tan head with good retention. Nose smelled like bittersweet chocolate and black coffee with an underlying sweetness that I would not have identified on my own as "honey", but it was perceptible. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44) with an impenetrable density that prevented light penetration. Mouthfeel was full, thick and creamy. Was I drinking pudding? The flavor was rich and chocolaty, but not sweet, more bitter but tempered with an underlying sweetness. Once more, I will cop to not being able to recognize it as honey, but something was keeping the utter roastiness of the malt in check. Finish was, as advertised - bittersweet, semi-dry, quite pleasant. Loads of lacing in the glass as I drank through it. Once more, as a self-avowed hop head, I would not want a steady diet of this, but it was a decent change of pace, especially at the price point.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rare release draft only saw it's way into a four pack I see, I'll take some of those...Pours a pitch black color with mocha tan head fades slowly and evenly spread in the lacing department. Aroma dark astringent coffee roasts, beautiful nose in if you like coffee. Evidently I do my nose keeps dipping into the actual beer, that's how much I like nutty edged coffee and dark chocolate in beer...edit my last comment, after reading the label there are no coffee beans harmed in the brewing of this beer just honey and cacao (cocoa nibs). Either way I'm amped on the pseudo caffeine buzz I'm about to catch from drinking this stuff! Earthy, leather in the nose makes you want to cut it with a knife, big dark chocolate notes and no real honey tones because it's all been fermented out maybe a bit of perceived sweetness but no actual honey explosions happening here. Between this beer, Citra Dog, Wulver, and Siberian Night Bourbon Barreled I'm in heat for Thirsty Dog...what can I say their beers are getting better every day I may have to revisit some of the other offerings out there.

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Photo of tdm168
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, oily-black coloring with a tall, foamy, dense, light tan head. Nose of bitter dark-cocoa nibs, raw honey, and roasted coffee. Flavors are roasted heavily, with cocoa nib and coffee throughout. Heavy bitterness, with a rich, raw honey sweetness. Very balanced and rich. Smooth, velvety body, with a richly sweet and heavily bitter cocoa aftertaste. The finish is smooth and slick, with a decent linger.

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Photo of Tone
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 1/5 inch head of a tan color. Slight retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong chocolate, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, alcohol, hint of yeast, and a hint of honey. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong roasted malt, strong chocolate, sweet malt, int of yeast, slight alcohol, and a hint of honey. Overall, weak appearance, good aroma, body, blend, and feel.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from AJ's in Henrietta, NY.

Stout brewed with chocolate, honey, and "Mayan spices."

Smells like chocolate, roasted malt, and indistinguishable spicing. My nose isn't good enough to really pick it apart.

Tastes like Hershey's syrup, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, honey, a small amount of cinnamon, some espresso bitterness, and the faintest amount of chili. I don't know if this was actually brewed with chili peppers- so maybe it's my imagination- but it is called Mayan Dog, and stouts with the Mayan designation often have pepper additions. Some spice build up on the lips as you drink more of this one.

Creamy mouthfeel, with a medium body

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Rise Of Mayan Dog from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 199 ratings.
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