Rye Hipster Brunch Stout
Odd Side Ales

Rye Hipster Brunch StoutRye Hipster Brunch Stout
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From:
Odd Side Ales
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #109
ABV:
11%
Score:
98
Ranked #290
Avg:
4.46 | pDev: 5.61%
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
374
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 24, 2022
Added:
Apr 28, 2016
Wants:
  33
Gots:
  73
SCORE
98
World-Class
Rye Hipster Brunch StoutRye Hipster Brunch Stout
Notes: A delectable stout with coffee, maple syrup, and bacon with rye malt added, and then aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels.
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Rated: 4.25 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Feb 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dope from Massachusetts

Feb 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jan 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.93 by jwohio from Ohio

Jan 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Dec 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.2 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Dec 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.53 by TakiMan42

Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.41 by beermanben from Wisconsin

Oct 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.65 by Meddwol from Michigan

Oct 03, 2021
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pitch black color with a thick brown foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is very good. I get whisky, very mild coffee and a lot of maple syrup on the nose. Very creamy taste. Coffee with whiskey in it up from and sweeter maple syrupe on the end. Very smooth and heavy bodied. Lingering whiskey aftertaste. Mild carbonation.
Sep 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by archero from Texas

Aug 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.82 by CanadianGinge from Texas

Jul 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.64 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Jun 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

Jun 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Rye Hipster Brunch Stout from Oddside Brewing. Purchased on 24/5/21 from cooler at Central Market, SAT. $ 30.30 (including tax)/4-pack of 12 oz bottles ($0.631/oz). Stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 26/5/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Possible date code on label may be “LTG11/2/20” – it’s hard to read. Served at 54.5 degrees in a hand washed and dried glass coffee cup, my travel beer glass. Final temperature 58.6 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Amber Brown (SRM 18), hazy.
Body – Deep Brown (SRM 30), opaque. When rear-lite, same.
Head – Average (Maximum 2.5 cm, aggressive center pour), camel, high density, leaving a four to five mm crown fed by effervescence and a thin partial cap.
Lacing – Excellent! As the level drops, the surface of the glass is coated with overlapping sheets of extremely tiny bubbles. By the end, the bands have separated.
Aroma – 4 – Medium roasted malt, whiskey, no hops, no yeast, no maple syrup, no coffee.
Flavor – 4.5 – Begins with lightly sweet chocolate malt and some better rye flavor than the rye whiskey I normally drink, no hops, no yeast, no coffee, and thankfully no bacon although there is a slight smokiness. Remarkedly, no ethanol (12.7% ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4.5 – Full, creamy, soft but lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4.25 Damn good although a bit pricey – best Oddside brew I’ve had to date. The appearance is typical stout but at 12.7% ABV the head and lacing are remarkable. The aroma isn’t bad and lacks a harsh whiskey burn. Flavor is particularly good, highlighting the malt and the rye whiskey barrels, smooth and sweet. No vanillin from the barrels, xin loi. Bacon is only evident in a slight smokiness. The mouthfeel is a delight.
May 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.2 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Apr 23, 2021
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Rated by HoodviewBrew from Texas

4.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
What they said. My new holy grail of beer.
Mar 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by goleeoh from Michigan

Mar 08, 2021
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Reviewed by ExtraKings from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from bottle into snifter glass

Look: Near black with a very light tan head. Moving the glass around presents a much darker brown head though.

Smell: Vanilla, coffee, almost coconut in the mix with some expected oaky, roasty smells.

Taste: Immediately sweet maple and fudge recedes into oaky, whiskey profile. As it warms, it definitely becomes more or a rye showcase, which pairs all the better with the upfront sugary taste

Feel: Thick but incredibly smooth and creamy

Overall: A lovely BA beer with a nice balance of sweet, flavorful adjuncts and emphasis on the barrel and dry oakey notes.
Mar 08, 2021
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Rated by BLPasch from Michigan

4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Lots of bacon
Feb 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by Maillard from Ohio

Feb 28, 2021
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.06/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
pour is a translucent black with a finger of deep khaki head that fades to a small cap on the glass.
nose is a hint of bourbon, coffee, maple, latte,
taste is a hint of smoked malt (bacon?) followed by bourbon and maple. strong coffee and bourbon on the finish along with dark chocolate.
mouthfeel is medium low carbonation and a bit thinner than i'd anticipate for the style.
Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by EdFed from Illinois

Feb 15, 2021
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Reviewed by TBoneJones from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Boom flavor. There’s somehow a delicious cherry/ amaretto flavor to this, with how the bacon and maple sweetness blend in this rye beer. Medium chew/ sticky. Taste is amazing. Move over just a little bit CBS.
Update: The only beer I’ve revisited to notch-up the rating a bit, because it’s the only beer I recall tasting better each time I grab a bottle. The 4-pack is pricey but this one is worth it. Next time that’ll be the grab. Whatever they did here, is great.
Feb 14, 2021
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle into tulip, good 1+ finger light tan head. Good retention and lacing. Jet black in the glass, no light passes thru. Smells of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a good whiff of whiskey. Taste follows the nose, surprisingly good shot of maple sweetness on the front then the roast, chocolate and coffee come forward, there is vanillin in the middle and more whiskey notes on the finish. There is some spiciness on the end. The bacon eludes me, but I am fine with that, nice drinking beer. Oh and drinks so well for the abv..
Feb 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by GaryM6 from New York

Jan 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.64 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Jan 20, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle. Label is stamped 'MFG11/2/20'.
Very dark brown colored body, with garnet and red mahogany back lit edge. Persistent skinny finger of light tan head. Leaves heavy sheets of lacing on the non drinking side.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, maple, vanilla, spicy rye barrel, and toffee. Confectionery overall.
Taste is accentuated with the spicy rye barrel, while the sweet components of chocolate, vanilla, maple, and toffee blend so well together. Is there bacon here? Not really prominent, but maybe it adds into the barrel notes, as a little smoke action.
Creamy and a little more than medium in mouth feel. Low carbonation.
Well made and blended flavored stout. Higher ABV% is hidden away. Very pleasant sipping beer, and the aftertaste brings a second wave of enjoyable flavors, with the smooth rye barrel, chocolate, vanilla, and toffee. Really best as a beer that one can experience over an extended length of time.
Jan 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.93 by kramacam from Kentucky

Jan 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.46 by o29 from Texas

Jan 11, 2021
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
This beer has changed my perception of what a bourbon barrel stout can and should be. The first smell is of bourbon and chocolate with coffee on the backend with lingering charred oak. The body and feel of this beer is excellent as well. All the thickness and chewiness I expected from the melding flavors was present. The creaminess of it leaves residual flavor. The flavors are more complex than anything I've ever personally had so I struggle to describe it. The initial flavor that comes through is definitely the bourbon, immediately followed by a sweet maple like melted chocolate flavor that is very enjoyable but doesn't over power the rye. As you finish the drink the coffee flavors really come through and the savory, salty flavor of the bacon lingers toward the end. Overall, I've never enjoyed a stout more than this. I can't wait to try it again.
Jan 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by isellpropane from Ohio

Jan 02, 2021
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of rye whiskey, chocolate, toffee, caramel and vanilla. Big, bold roasty flavors with oak, vanilla, chocolate and toffee.
Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours nearly black with 1/8 inch light tan head with big bubbles that dissipate leaving a ring around the glass and scattered foam across the surface of the beer. Smells like maple syrup and rye. Taste of maple, molasses, salty bacon, rye malt, smoke. Pretty interesting and complex flavor profile. Nice full body. Overall really good, like brunch in a can.
Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Stout- it's not just for breakfast anymore. Odd Side brewers roll out a syrupy, thick elixir of a stout that's meant for those who sleep in just a little. Brunch never had it so good.

Very dark brown, but not quite full-on black, Rye Hipster Brunch pours rich with a cream layering of syrupy nature to the eye. With a rounded scent of maple, smoke, molasses, mesquite and toasted spice, the nose is met with the scent of IHoP, if IHoP were on fire. Sweet on the tongue, its maple influence is paramount with slightly less intense malt flavors delivering caramel, toffee, molasses and brown sugar.

As the rich stout rolls onto the middle palate, the more toasty and roasty influence bring their own dark roast coffee, burnt toast, dark chocolate and roasted walnut flavors before the barrel has its turn. Rye whisky delivers a caramelized spice with hints of wood tannins, nuttiness and peppercorn along with the husken grit of rye whisky as the hop bitterness arrives in order to bolster the beer's spicy bite.

Full bodied but certainly not as chewy or cloying as expected, the barrel aged stout finishes long and lush with dark roast malts and with a spicy aftertaste that outlasts the maple flavors, and without the scent of new plaid or hair gel anywhere in sight.
Dec 23, 2020
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Reviewed by illini77 from Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Was very excited to try this and it did not disappoint. Poured jet black with a very thin layer of foam. Smell is strongly of maple and chocolate. The flavors in this beer are phenomenal. Initially the maple dominated with a mellow aftertaste of booze and smoky bacon. As it warmed up the maple remained but I picked up notes of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The best part about this beer is the mouthfeel - I am newer to the stout game but this is one of the chewiest I've tried.

Overall this beer blew away my high expectations.
Dec 19, 2020
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Reviewed by andrewjraab from Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Deep dark brown with some reddish tints glowing around the glass. A thin blanket of creamy caramel colored head with webbing of lace.

S - This brew is a party for your senses - huge coffee and chocolate aroma, smokey, maple syrup, vanilla beans, boozy, caramel, roasted malts.

T - This one really blows your hair back - Huge roasted and caramel malts, followed by loads of chocolate, cocoa nibs, fudge, roasted coffee, vanilla, some booze definitely present on the back end as it warms your soul. Creamy and smooth mouth feel.

O - Another BYTO stout from Odd side. A world class stout bucket list type stout.
Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Chris7482 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Just a fantastic beer. Sweet and roasty, balanced with a great mouth feel. Leaves you satisfied but wanting more. Definitely a dangerous one, hides the alchohol tremendously. Try it if you can!!!
Oct 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by NappyB from Illinois

Oct 19, 2020
Rye Hipster Brunch Stout from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 482 ratings