Rise Of Mayan Dog | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by SplashyFob on 01-04-2014

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Ratings: 199 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of Lynn
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBodamer
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
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 Knapp85
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikus
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of civicm87
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Billed flavors did not really come through imo. Not a bad beer but the name is more marketing than anything...

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Photo of dcbobcat
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of szmnnl99
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewaha
3.06/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cocoa for sure. A little sour on the way down. I love this brewery but this one just didn't work for me

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Photo of PEIhop
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vonhinx
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jdhilt
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Light cocoa nose and flavor is light cocoa, hints of honey, burnt chocolate finish. $3.80 for a 12oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

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Photo of tdm168
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schaffer9252
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of tappangordo
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Immortale25
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Somewhat boozy aroma with tones of caramel and chocolate. Sugary in a cooking sherry type of context. In other words, not very good.

T- Dark roasted malt with some vanilla and a bit of dark chocolate. More bitter than sweet. I'm thinking the honey fermented out a bit more than intended. After the palate acclimates, the drinkability is quite high but there's this strange aftertaste that kind of shoots the whole thing to shit.

M- The only redeeming quality. Quite creamy with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- I think the honey kind of ruined this whole concept as it seems to have drowned out the actual chocolate aroma and flavor.

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Photo of MacQ32
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jeremy3311
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jordanimal
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Arch578
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%


Appearance: Nearly black, some dark brown around the edges.

Aroma: Very sweet smelling, like chocolate and cold-press coffee.

Taste: Sweet at first, a lot of chocolate and a little honey. Fades to a mostly pleasant, but slightly astringent bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Moderate for a stout. Smooth and just a little sticky.

Overall: Really solid stout with a great chocolate/coffee flavor. Honey and spice are there, but a little too subtle to meet expectations.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Poured black with a soapy mocha-colored head that left splashy lace.

S- Lots of sweet milk chocolate notes, honey, vanilla, and some spice notes.

T- Dominant sweet milk chocolate taste up front with a pretty big charred roasted malt flavor on the finish, some nondescript spice notes are present as well.

M- Medium body, pretty over carbonated for the style, and semi- dry finish.

O- An interesting beer that could have been executed better. The mouthfeel was off for the style and the honey and spices don't really add much to a pretty one-dimensional stout.

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Rise Of Mayan Dog from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 199 ratings