Hipster Brunch Stout | Odd Side Ales

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4.36/5
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Hipster Brunch StoutHipster Brunch Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States
oddsideales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
It's morning somewhere! This delectable stout has been aged in bourbon barrels with coffee, maple syrup, and bacon!

Added by Fargrow on 10-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#396
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
826
pDev:
7.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 826 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of HardyA
4.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.98/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jmar25
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coho11
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of atone315
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Badger2121
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I get banana on the nose and maple syrup on the taste. Good beer.

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Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kemoarps
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful deep charred body that is a rich deep brown bordering on black. Modest but really pretty looking deep brown head settles in to small velvet before too long leaving a dusting over the middle and some shiny bubbles at the collar. Beautiful lacing.

Interesting ashy chocolate that is dry and sweet in turns. Maple is faint, but it's definitely there, as well as an almost cinnamon spice, but maybe that's the barrel. Faintly smokey that I could be convinced was an allusion to the bacon on the label. Coffee is subtle and mostly folded into the other flavours. The barreling seems to mostly round the edges and make everything that much smoother rather than jamming a bunch of alcohol astringincy into the proceedings.
As it warms there is a definite smokiness that's less the acrid smoke you usually see in beer, but definitely reminiscient of the smoky meaty character of frying bacon. Works really well here.

Flavour starts off with an almost nutty twang before settling into more what was anticipated: Sweet maple and chocolate to start off, and finishing with some bitter coffee beans and something that's somewhere between creamy and greasy (though I will plead guilty to the potential that that is born of suggestion based on the label listing bacon as an additive). Along the middle somewhere though there's... something I can't quite pin down that doesn't fit quite as well for me. Almost a sour grain suggestion. Not anywhere close to enough to turn me off of this beer, but still would prefer if it manifested a little differently.

Definitely pretty hot. Won't be mistaking this one for anything other than what it is. Body is a little thinner than I like as well. Fine carbonation that supports the rest of the beer nicely and a bitter finish that balances against the sweeter elements found earlier on.

Overall this is a fantastic beer, and one I am incredibly grateful to have received in @FlintB's incredibly generous collection of midwest goodness for NBS BIF#007. Thanks man!

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Stamped on bottle under label is '01091734B10103'.
Black colored body with brown highlights. Three finger mocha brown head settles to cap and ring. Lacing webs abound.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, maple and bacon.
Taste introduces the bourbon barrel and coffee, along with the malts, chocolate, and bacon (similar to the salty taste of pan fried bacon). Maple is faint.
Thick, mouth coating mouth feel. Decent carbonation.
A sweet, thick beer, but balanced and not cloyingly sweet. Bourbon barrel is evident but not overwhelming. Tasty overall. Very easy to drink. ABV is mostly hidden, but shows up a slight burn at the tail end of the taste profile.

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Photo of JoeLev
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DruC4
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcflorian
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WadeBridgman
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't usually give out 5's across the board... But while drinking I thought there really isn't too much more I could want in a beer. A beautiful nose with a complex and deep palate its rich chocolate its coffee its maple and the bacon salt is just detectable. Really awesome beer and with a nice looking ABV I wouldn't mind drinking this beer every day. Cheers folks

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Photo of stortore
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 11/7/16, had 5/20/17.

Pours near black, opaque, thick and oily looking. Not much of a head and some spotty lacing. Aromas of malt, cocoa, coffee, milk chocolate, light maple and bacon. The taste is mostly similar to the aroma- malt, cocoa, milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, light maple, a little bacon salt after the finish. Smooth, creamy, a solid medium to full body, well carbonated.

Not much bacon, less coffee than I expected, but great flavor and aroma. Very interesting. Worth a purchase if you can find it outside of Michigan, but you’ll pay like it’s really breakfast.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BBW
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bold, rich stout with strong maple flavor. One is all I can handle on top - very strong.

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Photo of MrJuengling
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjpolzin
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Coffee, maple and bourbon are all present but not overwhelming. They help create a balanced but subtle beer. The only thing I didn't get much was the bacon.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.81/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours dark maroon black with a creamy brown foam head. Smells like rich dark chocolate, coffee, sweet bourbon, oak, vanilla, marshmallow cream, maple syrup, bacon, some dark fruit, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like a nice mix of rich dark chocolate, roasted coffee, sweet bourbon, oak, creamy vanilla, maple syrup, bacon, some dark fruit, with a balanced touch of hops. Feels medium bodied, creamy slick with moderate low smooth carbonation. Overall a really great bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with coffee, maple syrup and bacon.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. Short, foamy, light brown had that Fades fast to a lasting of ring.

Smells maple syrup, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and light coffee.

Taste is sweet. cocoa, maple syrup, Bourbon and a hint of smoke. Followed by vanilla and light char. Finish is sweet with hints of chocolate and maple syrup linger. Full body and smooth lower carbonation.

Definitely a dessert beer

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Photo of admonster00
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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