Rye Hipster Brunch Stout | Odd Side Ales

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4.48/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by superspak on 04-28-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#256
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
275
pDev:
5.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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22
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Photo of robotic_being
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DavidRandall
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rab53
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mando31
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
Bottled 2017

A- pours a deep brown color with just a hint of light creeping through, one-finger foamy khaki head reduces to a ring

S- rich mocha espresso mixes with dark chocolate and charred malt, sweet vanilla cream & maple. Peppery rye whiskey and oak round it out

T- sweet maple and mocha mesh together upfront, immediately followed by earthy espresso and charred malt. Mid-palate brings out more sweetness of vanilla whipping cream and caramel. The finish brings out the barrel character, with plenty of spicy peppery rye, along with sharp woody oak, lingers of maple, coffee and bourbon

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- an outstanding mix of coffee, maple & barrel

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Photo of edthehead
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltznhopz
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle dated 11/5/2017

A: Dark brown tending towards black with 1-2 finger tan head with nice retention and leaving good lacing.

S: Rye whiskey, rich dark coffee, baking chocolate, vanilla, and hints of smoke.

T: Spicy rye whiskey, coffee, chocolate, maple syrup, and vanilla. Subtle hints of smoky bacon.

M: Medium to full body with average carbonation. Alcohol is apparent but appropriate for the ABV.

O: Excellent stout. I cringe sometimes when a brewer mentions bacon on the label, but this is very well done.

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Photo of atone315
3.84/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark brown/black with two fingers of tan head.
Smell is dark roasted coffee, chocolate, a little spice from the rye and cinnamon. Not getting much of the smoky bacon.
Taste follows but getting some sweet maple to go with the coffee and chocolate. Some vanilla/barrel flavor too.
Medium bodied, smooth, no alcohol present.
Overall my favorite beer from these guys but I've only had a few.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2/20/17. From superspak, thanks

Dark coffee brown-black body with a sliver of beige head in my mini snifter. The 11.5% ABV really destroys any head that could have been!

Smells like a breakfast buffet. Hot cakes, sausage, toast....then lots of rye, whiskey, toast, earth, french toast, very faint maple and brown sugar, and dingy bacon grease.

Flavor...wow. A ton of breakfast elements coming through. Hot, sticky, maple syrup meets hot whiskey and caramel, sticky buns, bacon drippings, slightly burnt toast, morning coffee, and some french toast. This was not sour or meaty like the original hipster, and is tenfold better. Way over the top impressive.

Feel has a viscosity to it somewhere in the middle that acts as a nucleus for the roasty flavors, hot alcohol, and quiet buzzing carbonation floating around the perimeter.

Overall, I'd take this any day over the regular hipster, which I thought was simply good but not amazing. Incredible stout. Would have/trade for again.

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Photo of fredmugs
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kemoarps
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Side by side with the base
Pours a gorgeous rich brown bordering on black with clean sides and a towering deep mid to dark brown head with wonderful retention and lacing. Big and fluffy. Head is lighter in colour, but fluffier and more massive with better retention. Bodies are comparable.

In comparison to the base beer, this one is richer and sweeter. Maple and bitter chocolate with a creamy rich coffee and a touch of spice. While I definitely get a bit of alcohol, it's not jumping out, and the barrel woodiness seems more to support the overarching rich nature to the whole thing. I'd peg it most expressively alongside the rich creamy coffee listed above. A touch of spice that could be rye, could be alcohol, or could be the random cinnamon-like note I found in the original.


Sweet maple again jumps to the forefront, joined by creamy drinking chocolate and a stab of whiskey. Some balancing coffee sweeps underneath: supporting and creating equilibrium without distracting from the main event to be found in the sweeter malts and adjuncts. The finish is mouth coating chocolate with bitter coffee and a faint faint element of the smoky bacon that was more pronounced in the base beer.

Medium body is thicker and more decadent than the base. More in line with my personal preferences. Carbonation plays a supporting role, and does it's job without distracting from the prime players. Finish is richer and sweeter than the base, but still has a bit of balancing bitterness. While this will not be mistaken for a sessionable stout either, the alcohol is not nearly as prevalent as the base. It feel much more naturally folded in, and doesn't come across as 'hot,' so much as just 'this is a large beer with abv commensurate.

I liked the base beer quite a bit. This felt like a noticeable step up even from that, and I would argue is one of the better beers I've had in a while.
Much love and appreciation goes to @FlintB for sending these along as part of his massive generosity during NBS BIF#007. I've been greatly enjoying my liquid tour through the midwest. Thanks man!

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from a 12 oz bottle dated 11/06/2017

A: Deep dark mahogany with a finger and a half of beige foam.
S: Coffee, pralines and smoke
T: There is a sweetness that runs through all of flavors. The coffee flavor is subtle. There is a slight smokiness. In the background is a spiciness from the rye.
Mf:The Mouthfeel is thick. Even though it is an 11% stout, there is no hint of alcohol burn.
O: I am not a fan of maple stouts because they tend to be too sweet for me. This one avoids the pitfall of being too sweet. It is a great amalgamation of flavors and the rye bite offsets the other flavors nicely. This is a really great beer. Odd Sides has masters the technique of blending these flavors.

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Photo of JoeBeerAnalyst
4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing on every level. Feben would like this one as well.

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Photo of RealDeal
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stortore
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 2/20/17?, had 1/9/18.

Pours dark and mostly opaque, with a quarter inch head and some soapy lacing. Aromas of rye, rye whiskey, malt, coffee, light bacon- more as it warms, some chocolate, light maple. Smells great. The taste is malt, more maple but less rye whiskey than the nose, rye, coffee, caramel, light bacon, light vanilla. Smooth, a solid full body, well carbonated.

There’s just a whole lot of good things here, like good bacon- which isn’t easy to do, and the coffee is the star. Great overall aroma. The whiskey is tame, but effective. This is one to seek out, and good for you if you can get more than one.

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Photo of ellswrth
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lewith
4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soze47
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hard to describe - loose enough body to let the flavors play but strong enough to make the right flavors hand on the tongue. The balance between maple sweetness and rye can’t be understated. Then the Smokey bacon plays its part on top. Really nice

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Photo of y2kawakami
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours dark with a 2 finger mocha colored head

Nose: Smells like a chocolate, caramel brownie

Taste: First flavors I pick up are coffee and maple. Little more barrel as beer warms up.

Mouthfeel: A little thicker, syrupy consistency. Low carb but a good level for the beer.

Overall: A very thick, tasty beer. Lots of flavor and very enjoyable. Very filling for a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of BeerRay
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Rye Hipster Brunch Stout from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 275 ratings