Mayan Mocha Stout
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Michigan, United States
Stout - American
Ranked #239
Ranked #17,410
3.87 | pDev: 11.89%
May 09, 2022
Mar 28, 2012
Very Good
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3.83 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB) on May 09, 2022
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4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Kiiz

MFG? 03/07/22 (march 7)

I’ve been pushing off trying this stout for almost a year, on a cool and rainy night it finally gets a chance.

L: uncomfortably dark cola body, khaki head that absolutely explodes before going down quickly. (Probably a bad pour)

S: Cocoa powder, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, nerds rope, and the pepper/alcohol menagerie that craft beer hasn’t quite worked out but I kinda like. It’s really dessert smelling which would normally bother me but it works great here.

T: it feels like an old Mayan woman stumbled out of a hut and gave me an odd drink made with who knows what ingredients. Like milk with mocha aftertaste that burns your throat after that. I kinda liked it.

F: has the consistency of milk, but when the pepper kicks in you notice the carbonation. Finishes like chocolate milk with too much chocolate syrup mixed in.

O: will buy again it’s the Mexican Oreos of stouts. Oreos marketing should be paying me for this review. Either way peace.

Apr 30, 2022
3.71 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Mar 14, 2022
4.66 by mishi_d from Romania on Jan 30, 2022
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3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
by Tilley4 from Tennessee

This could have been a home run with some more body and ABV.... as is, it seems....lackluster?

The flavors are just fine with the spices and heat but a bigger mouthful and some more heft would have elevated this into superstar status...

Think Abraxas...

But Abraxas it could be...but it ain't. There's not enough big-ness to the 6% you can drop the heat and make it a flagship...

Overall not a bad offering but with the low ABV, this feels like a gimmick...

Jan 16, 2022
2.77 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas on Dec 31, 2021
4.24 by scottyshades from Florida on Dec 31, 2021
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3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by MAB from Canada (AB)

Day 24 of the advent calendar 2021

Deep and opaque brown, not a lot of head stuck around after pouring.
Chocolate on the nose but not much else.
The first flavor that hits me is coconut. Maybe roasted chocolate tastes like that. The coffee, Thank God! is very understated. Sweet and almost syrupy. Then it finishes with a light habanero burn.
But WHY? Why adulterate your brew with added flavors when you can make a much more impressive and drinkable one with the four traditional beer ingredients?

Dec 27, 2021
3.98 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Dec 24, 2021
3.88 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas on Dec 22, 2021
3.99 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 29, 2021
3.67 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan on Nov 08, 2021
4.03 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON) on Nov 05, 2021
3.83 by Quadman from Ohio on Jul 24, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: bold cinnamon, some nutmeg, slight coffee beans, dark chocolate note followed by some noticeable heat from Habaneros Peppers. Sweet, spicy, cinnamon, cacao nose. Very dark brown color.semi clear, tan head with some lace. Medium/full body. 32 IBUs

Jun 23, 2021
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3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

Mayan Mocha Stout from Oddside Brewing. On room temperature shelf 18/3/21 at generic Stop & Rob, Grand Rapids, MI. Price unknown (No receipt) for 12 oz can. Stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 19/6/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Stamped on bottom rim “MFG 09/25/20”. Served at 53.4 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 58.2 degrees.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Amber Brown (SRM 18), clear.
Body – Brown (SRM 20) muddy and opaque. When rear-lite, opaque except for some light penetration around the edges.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.5 cm, aggressive center pour), camel, high density rapidly dissolving to low density, short retention, diminishing to a two to five mm crown and a thin partial cap. Second pour produces a dense 0.5 cm head.
Lacing – Poor. A few small irregular islands of tiny bubbles remain on the glass.
Aroma – 3.75 – Begins with habaneros, chocolate, faint roasted malt, no coffee, no hops, no yeast.
Flavor – 4.25 – Begins slightly sweet with habanero burning, but not so much as to make it undrinkable. Some roasted malt flavor. A little spiciness rides along the habaneros. No coffee per se, no hops, no yeast, and no ethanol (6 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 Initially moderate vegetal pepper smell which fades. There is just the right amount of habanero heat, burns but still consumable, like a good Mexican dinner. The chocolate from the coffee is noticeable but the coffee itself is lost in the heat as are any nutmeg or cinnamon flavors. Overall, one of the better takes on horchata. If this were available in my area, I’d keep some on hand.

Jun 19, 2021
3.96 by Tjb14 from Michigan on May 31, 2021
4.1 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois on Apr 11, 2021
3.97 by kramacam from Kentucky on Feb 13, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

A very fine beer this was, a fitting tribute to the ancient Mayans and their advanced culture.

Black as the dead of night in the heavily forested, overgrown ruins of Chichen Itza.

Spicy and bold, great use of spice and peppers for a diablo lingering heat, nicely accenting a solid choco-stout.

I would think this beer would appeal to all Mayans, both Kings and commoners alike.

I'm going to see if there's any of these left, so I can buy a couple more 4-packs.

Dec 21, 2020
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3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head that lingers and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is cinnamon and chocolate. Flavor follows the nose with the heat of the peppers coming on strong in the middle and lasting well after the other flavors are gone. There is some unpleasant sourness as well. Feel is thin bodied for a stout. Overall as this beer was gifted to me I will try to finish it but I will not look for it.

Dec 17, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Davedrinkinbeer from Indiana

Look is motor oil, with a 1/4" head. Scent is mostly yeast and coffee, with a hint of spices. Oddly enough, very similar to what a Belgian Quad might smell like.

Very interesting taste, the cinnamon and nutmeg blend very well with the habanero flavors to give it a pleasant spice at the end of the mouthful. The habanero lingers but is very mellow, so unless you cannot handle spicy foods this is easy to enjoy. I personally enjoy hot foods so this sits well with me.

Beer is medium weight, no stickiness, low carbonation, and leaves the mellow spicy aftertaste. I really like this beer overall, who knew habanero had a place in beer? Now I do.

Nov 26, 2020
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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by LunchMoney from Minnesota

It’s got a nice flavor, but the habaneros are coming on a little strong. The spice overpowers the rest. Most beers that have peppers if some kind have the flavor without the heat. This one brings the heat also. If you really like spicy foods, this one may be worth a try. If not, steer clear.

Nov 18, 2020
2.41 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan on Oct 19, 2020
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pathman from Ohio

09/19/20 can @ home

Sep 20, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by puck1225 from Texas

Had this on draft poured into a snifter - last beer for a nice lunch at Thistle Draftshop.

Very dark brown color with nice brown head and good lacing. Strong dark chocolate and coconut smell and taste. This is followed with a warm, slightly hot, spiciness. Pleasantly sweet. Enjoyed it!

Aug 10, 2020
3.78 by Blogjackets from Ohio on Aug 01, 2020
4.84 by wheresmypastryporter from Texas on Jun 17, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DDiFran from Ohio

L: Dark dark brown with a wispy tan head
S: coffee chocolate and pepper as advertised
T: all of the above. Nice balance of heat sweet and bitter
F: smooth and slick. About what you’d expect
O: good representation of the style. Balanced not overpowering

May 16, 2020
3.39 by kkarimi from Texas on May 13, 2020
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3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jkblr from Indiana

12oz can stamped MFG 01/30/20 (about 11 weeks old) poured into a perfect pint glass at just above fridge temp 6% ABV. The beer pours dense black with enthusiastic mocha colored head. The head slowly settles to a thick ring and island leaving behind plenty of lacing. The aroma is faint with slight chocolate and habanero. The taste is semisweet chocolate for a second before the cinnamon and nutmeg jump out yielding to the peppers as the closure. Nice residual heat, but not enough to make you want to chase it with water. Minimal bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, very good. I don't get any coffee, per se, and there's just the slightest hint of a vegetable taste. You can get that from the peppers or the coffee. I would definitely drink this again, especially fresh.

Apr 25, 2020
3.5 by zbooks from Texas on Mar 16, 2020
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheSixthRing from California

Canned 01/22/20

Appearance - Pours near black with cola brown edging. Tan, finger width head that displays fair retention before dying down to a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Good lacing, with webbing, broken lines and small spotting.

Smell - Chocolatey, roasty and spicy, with the cinnamon, nutmeg and habaneros and earthen undertones.

Taste - Follows the nose. Milk chocolatey sweetness before earthen roast, cinnamon and nutmeg kick in. Habanero heat develops in the finish, leaving an aftertaste that earthen, slightly sweet and with fair heat that lingers well.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair carbonation. Smooth, slightly creamy texture with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Really nice Mexican spiced stout. Good balance. This would be an occasional go-to if it were on Sacramento shelves.

Mar 13, 2020
4.28 by JohnDon from Texas on Mar 12, 2020
4.14 by gvickery from Texas on Mar 07, 2020
3.48 by imnodoctorbut from Texas on Feb 25, 2020
3.8 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Feb 21, 2020
3.91 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Feb 19, 2020
3.25 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz bottle. No dating information found.
Black colored body, with medium brown back lit edge. One finger very light tan head, which quickly reduces to a partial island and ring. The reduction of the initial head leaves behind a ring and spots of lacing.
Aroma of spices along with dark roasted malts. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and a whiff of coffee. Habaneros not a big influence.
Taste is cola like, with dark roasted malts and coffee. The habaneros chile does show up as a slight mouth burn and as a vegetal flavor. Cinnamon and nutmeg appear all the way through the taste profile.
Slightly thin mouth feel. Good carbonation.
The coffee seems to be the dominant flavor here, with effects from the chiles and spices. Not really showing a lot of depth.

Nov 22, 2019
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