Chocolade Koffie Stout | Odd Side Ales

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Chocolade Koffie StoutChocolade Koffie Stout

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Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of Beaver13
2.44/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy light tan head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet lactic fruity chocolate and some roast.

The flavor is sweet tart fruit, lactose and chocolate with a little roast in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, the tart fruit doesn't mix well with the chocolate and roast. Possibly a bad 6 pack?

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Photo of hardysf
2.64/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I love me some odd sides, but something went wrong here. Maybe my bottle or the batch but this had some very unforeseen and unpleasant sour notes. Poured it out. Then poured a nihilist.

I was surprised. I was looking to find the base of hipster, mokka munt, or morning wood.

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Photo of jp32
2.92/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours black with a very minimal tan simmering head.

Aroma is sweet and chocolatey. Almost syrupy. There is more depth to the nose than just this, but I'm having a hard time understanding exactly what it is.

The flavor is not quite what I was expecting. It has a sharp, souring taste mid-way through the sip that is enough to make my eyes squint. I do notice some chocolate in the flavor, some coffee also, and it seems to have somewhat of a smoked flavor. If they could do this without that sour note (I have to believe it was unintentional), this would be much better.

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Photo of Brenden
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This stout is dark brown, reasonably thick but letting alight light into the body. The frothing medium-brown head starts at a seemingly dense finger before the big bubbles dissipate to leave behind a foam, which in turn leaves behind moderately heavy spotting.
The aroma offers plenty of roast, notes of coffee grounds (specifically dry), cocoa, and meaty sort of walnut. It's both a little powdery-dry and somewhat creamy.
The roast offers a sort of twang on the tongue, a touch of char all the way through, with a certain nuttiness and a hint of something like wood smoke.
The feel is frothy with a bit of a nip in the crispness. It has a steely note and is thinnish for the style in its medium body, particularly as the palate combines that with the mineral feel.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter 12/26/14.

A- Dark brown body, dark enough that it could be considered black in the proper lighting. Thick two finger mocha head with excellent retention and longevity as a thick collar and moderately sized film on top. No lacing. An impressive looking stout.

S- Not much to write home about. Milk chocolate, cocoa, faint aromas of roasted coffee beans and that's really about it. It smells like a stout, smells good and has no off-scents but isn't particularly impressive in any one way. Solidly constructed aroma.

F- Rich cocoa, milk chocolate. I don't know if there is any chocolate/cocoa added, but this has a good bit of chocolate flavour for an American stout. Fair amount of roasted coffee in the middle that trails onto the back-end. Mild earthy bitterness comes to play on the backend here. Nice tasting beer, a bit light on the coffee but everything plays well together.

M- Medium body, surprisingly thicker than expected for a 6% American stout. Above average carbonation, very nicely done and a fairly easy drinker. Bitter dark chocolate, earth on the aftertaste.

O- Solid, not particularly impressive coffee stout that has no deficits to harp on. Nice chocolate character to it with a decent coffee character that isn't too heavy handed.

Final score: 3.70

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Photo of DrinkMoreBigBeers
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a date of 11-26-14

When poor'd out it was deep oily black and it produced a nice dark coco head which dissipated rather quick. Smell of sweet robust coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, a slight burnt note and a walnut quality, absolutely lovely. As I parted my lips I noticed some chocolate, coffee, sweetness, ever so light roast qualities, almost no aftertaste to speak of, and a really dry finish to boot. Really slick and light bodied, it came in on the low end of carbonation. I wish this brew had more body and a flavor that was not what seemed to be blended and muddled at best. Its too bad I was expecting more from OddSide since they produce some really tasty brews. Its to bad this beer did not do it for me, better luck next time!

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Photo of Wolvmar
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark black with a small head that dissipates quickly. Plenty of chocolate aroma, some coffee but the chocolate dominates. Taste is chocolate, chocolate and then some, especially the first sip or two. Coffee perks up after a while and plenty of hop bitterness with some citrus as well. Kind of grows on you but maybe a little to much chocolate or just not the right mix with the hops. Robust mouth and relatively easy drinking. I don't like a lot of carbonation and this is about right. Taste lingers a bit but not bad. Overall, a good beer to try but probably not going to get a second chance from me. Odd Sides continues to make beers I like trying but, more often than not, don't go back to.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Looks like motor oil. An aggressive pour will yield a few fingers mocha head that dies quickly and leaves no trace. Aroma is fantastic: sweet double - double coffee and bittersweet cocoa nibs. Taste follows with a roasted bite. Big drawback though is the mouthfeel, it's thin and watery. If it could be made creamier it would be near perfect.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown, thick and chewy coating the glass. Smell is of chocolate, coffee, some spice, and caramel. Dark chocolate, malts, coffee beans, toffee. Layers of flavor and it gets better as it warms. Solid brew.

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Photo of SteveB24
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty decent beer, the coffee is nice and present but i found the actual stout characters a bit subdued, some faint chocolate and general malty, biscuit notes. still its satisfying but not heavy, so if you're in the mood for a dark/and or coffee beer but don't want something super thick and over 9% abv then this is a good option.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark with good looking tan head. Aromas are dark chocolate and coffee . . . Surprised ? Taste is coffee forward of course with a nice chocolate finish. Very delicious and drinkable koffee stout. Well done Odd Side.

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

A - Pours a pitch black with a one-finger tan head. Head dissapates rather quickly leaving light lacing.

S - Aromas of dark roasted coffee and sweet milk chocolate.

T - Follows the nose. Bitter dark roasted coffee balanced out by sweet chocolate. Finish has a nice bitter coffee bite.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is thin and a little watery. Dry finish.

O - A nicely balanced beer. Very light and easy drinking for a stout.

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

12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee bean, light roast, toast, light toffee, light cream, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee notes; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee bean, light roast, toast, light toffee, light cream, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light roast/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, coffee bean, cocoa, light roast, toast, light toffee, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice coffee stout. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

A - This beer is jet black with less than an inch of cocoa colored head.

S - The first thing I notice is a fresh brewed coffee aroma. I get a little dark chocolate and roasted malt as well.

T - The taste doesn't quite equal the nose. There is plenty of coffee and a little dark chocolate, but there is a rough, almost burnt malt taste on the back end.

M - Full and creamy.

O - This is definitely a beer that tastes better warm. I had a chilled one last night and didn't care for it until it warmed. Today's offering was at room temperature and pretty good. If they can clean up the finish this will be a great beer.

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Photo of CMUbrew
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Black color of course with a nice creamy-looking brown head forming on top.

S: I really like the nose on this. Smells like actual cold coffee. A little bit of sweet cocoa smell in there as well.

T: Coffee obviously. Not harsh tannic flavor like some coffee beers carry. Just cold, mild coffee.

M: Coats the mouth a bit. A little too thin maybe.

O: Solid overall, though I wish Odd Side would stop giving bees names that imply chocolate when they don't actually contain any (see Mayan Mocha).

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Photo of Blackop555
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown. Small, tan, short lived head.

Smells chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Hints of vanilla and nut.

Sweet roast malt and dark chocolate. Earthy light bitter. Dryer finish. Short coffee linger. Medium body and smooth medium carbonation

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Photo of Masonz223
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Milk chocolate dark chocolate mild roasted notes expresso coffe beans.the finish has a jomocha shake taste with some coffe roastiness.
Very solid and very easy drinking could definitely have a few of thesse.

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

Served in a pint glass at Odd Side 8/25/12.

A: Served a dark, "koffie" brown-black with a smallish plop of khaki colored foam on top. Retention was ok with a small amount of lace left behind for decoration.

S: Fairly aromatic beer with a surprising amount of chocolate as well as coffee tussling for my attention. Healthy roast as well.

T: See above. French press and/or espresso flavors all over this beer. Chocolate lends nice balance.

M: A bit thin, but then again, this IS a coffee stout and its' bittter thinness isn't TOO out of place.

O: Very enjoyable. Would get this again in a second if they brew it again.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Odd Side Ales Chocolade Koffie Stout last week for $2.39 at The Lager Mill. I'm a fan of Oddsides and I'm always down to try some new beers from them and this one sounds pretty good, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, but it's a little simple looking and it's not too eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light come through and it had three fingers worth of fluffy darker tan head that died down a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a very nice looking stout, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by lots of coffee and chocolate aromas with the coffee having a nice good cup of coffee like aroma to it and the chocolate aspect reminded me a little of chocolate syrup. Up next comes some slightly grainy and roasted malt like aromas with a slight charred aroma in the background. This beer had a very nice aroma, it reminded me of a mocha coffee.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts with a somewhat lower amount of medium sweetness followed by a good amount of coffee and chocolate still being the first to show up and the combination makes for a nice mocha coffee like flavor. Up next comes some grainy and roasted malt flavors with a slight bit of doughy yeast in the background. On the finish there's a slight watery flavor with a slightly lighter amount of medium bitterness that had bitter coffee taste to it with some nice roasted, coffee and light chocolate like flavors in the aftertaste. This is a pretty good tasting beer, but i wish it was a little less grainy and watery.

M- Smooth, slightly crisp, a little creamy, a little watery, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a slightly lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice, but I wish it was a little thicker and creamier.

Overall I thought this was a pretty good beer and good example of a Coffee Stout, it had enough coffee to fit into the Coffee Stout category and while the chocolate didn't stick out as much it still added a little to this beer. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, a little creamy, a little watery, not filling at all and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I could see drinking a couple of these in a row, but after that I think I would want to switch it up. What I like the most about this beer was the aroma and appearance, I thought they were both very nice and they were just what I would want from this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the mouthfeel, it wasn't bad, but it wish it was a little thicker and creamier. I would buy this beer again, but I don't know if I would get a six pack of it and I would recommend it to anyone who likes Coffee Stouts. All in all I enjoyed this beer and it suited my craving for a Coffee Stout. It isn't my favorite Coffee Stout, Founders Breakfast Stout is till my favorite, but this I thought this beer was good in it's own right, but there was still room for improvement, especially in the mouthfeel. Nice job guys, keep up the solid work.

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Photo of GRPunk
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, poured into a nonic.

A- Dark brown body with a thin, brown head. Moderate stick.

S- Wonderful aroma. Exactly what I'd expect from a "chocolate coffee" stout. Mostly dark chocolate, but a good dose of medium roast coffee.

T- As aroma suggests, bold coffee and chocolate flavors. Great mix of sweet and slightly bitter from the coffee. A real pleasure.

M- A little thin for the style. Moderate carbonation.

O- A wonderful example of a chocolate-coffee flavored stout. After some disappointing beers to carry the moniker, this one hit the spot. While I could see it as a flavorful dessert beer, it was very drinkable. I had a couple in a sitting, and could have done more had the circumstances allowed. I would come back to it without hesitation.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours black in color with a thin foamy khaki colored head that eventually disappears completely, leaving nothing behind

S- aromas of mocha espresso up front, with undertones of dark chocolate, nutty fudge, tootsie rolls, lactose & vanilla cream

T- taste follows aroma with a hit of mocha espresso up front, followed by earthy roasted malt that gives flavors of dark chocolate. Mid-palate is sweet and creamy, adding some lactose notes and a touch of vanilla. The finish gives earthy coffee with a linger of chocolate

M- light body and light carbonation leads to a slick mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- nice chocolate and coffee throughout, only downside if mouthfeel is very thin

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Photo of justinp444
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass it has a black body and a beige 2 and a half inch thick head. Smell of chocolate, fresh coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, small amount of cherry, bee's wax, and earth. Taste is milk chocolate, some fresh thin black coffee, vanilla, and bitter roasted malts. A nice bittersweet chocolate and coffee stout. It has a thin mostly oily light to moderate mouth feel with only a bit of carbonation and a moderate body. Pro's: Very easy drinking, exactly as described, nice smell, and a everyday stout. Con's: Not very complex, mouth feel is weak, and the flavor isn't as strong or full as I'd like it to be.

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$2.19 single bought at Fairway Sav-Mor in Eastpointe, Michigan. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. I've noticed recently that Odd Side beers I've bought haven't had dates on them, so I don't know what's up with that... oh well, this is a stout, I'm not worried about it.

Appearance: Pours looking really thick and syrupy, which was a great start. I tried being aggressive, but I only got a really slight head at the end that went away quickly. Zero lacing. Very disappointed in the appearance of this one. It's worth noting that there is a *significant* amount of floaters and sediment in this beer. As pitch black as it is, you can see them floating in the darker brown sections of the glass, and a pile at the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Glorious. Nearly perfect. Truly intoxicating. Heavy amounts of coffee with super sweet chocolate that almost make it smell like a chocolate milk mixed with coffee or something along those lines. Caramel. Definitely one of the best beers I've whiffed.

Taste/feel: Disappointing after the fabulous smell, but still some really good stuff. Truthfully, it tastes much different than the smell leads on. Fairly bitter. Almost a cinnamon sort of spice note in it in there somewhere, but it's pretty faint. Dark fruits seem to be there and gone only on some of the sips. The smell had me expecting a possibly cloyingly sweet mocha sort of flavor, but I get dark coffee and chocolate without the sweetness I was picking up on the nose. The beer looked to be thick when pouring it, but it's not as thick as I would like it to be in my mouth (that's what she said). A slightly thicker feel and a bit more sweetness in this beer, and it'd be absolutely unbelievable. Still, this is an excellent stout that I'd surely have again.

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Photo of adapt313
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks quite nice, rich black with a khaki head. The smell is fantastic, rich baker's chocolate, coffee, roasty malts, a slight nuttiness. The taste just doesn't pull through quite as clean, more coffee less chocolate, and overall seems somewhat muddled. Feel is nice and creamy with moderate silky carbonation. As long as you're not expecting a big viscous imperial stout this is really good.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: black just a hint towards brown. a half finger of a tan head that sticks around for ages. opaque.

Smell: big whiff of coffee, balanced nicely by chocolate and maybe a little bit of creamy sweetness

Taste: coffee and chocolate all day. bitter and sweet. nicely balanced. sweetness is a bit strong but it ends with bitter coffee

Mouthfeel: fairly light and a bit creamy. lingering bitterness at the end

Overall: a short time into the beginning of their bottling campaign Odd Sides does no wrong by me. they do a great job with styles i don't general care for (blonde ales, coffee beers, black ales.) And they seem to have a strong focus on flavorful but sessionable beers (few of their beers are over 6%) I will certainly continue to check out their new releases

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