Mayan Mocha Stout
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Mayan Mocha StoutMayan Mocha Stout
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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #290
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,915
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 11.76%
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
556
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Very Good
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Reviews: 92 | Ratings: 556
Reviews by woodychandler:
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3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I really can't say enough good things about The Beer & Beverage Shoppe here in Lancaster, PA! I walk in, hopeful of finding a few select items & leave with more beer than I can physically carry. The place simply never disappoints. This was part of a recent foray & haul.

From the Bottle: "Stout with Coffee, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Habanero".

It seems a little busy to me, but the proof will be in the tasting. I began by Pop!ping the cap & performing a slow, gentle, C-Line pour. It rewarded me with not only a pseudo-cascade but also a load of foam that puffed up to just under three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with decent retention that left nice lacing in its wake. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 37, < 44) allowing mahogany highlights to be seen at the edges. Nose was redolent with cinnamon & nutmeg. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, but kinda light for a Stout. The taste was kind of odd, as though the gears were not meshing properly. I did not taste anything like coffee & the spices were both overdone & clashing with each other. The habanero pepper gave it a slight burn on the tongue. Finish was very dry, which is to be expected when adding spices to beer, but it just did not quite satisfy. I may see about scoring another bottle & heating it in a double boiler. YMMV.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Trent
2.52/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sorry, I just didn't like this beer. Two sips and an unfortunate drain pour.

There is definitely a habenero kick to it, which lingers. The other components work against each othe, IMO. The mouthfeel is oddly smooth for a beer with this type of bite on the back end.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

a huge shout out goes to jas45678 for including both the BA and regular version of this beer as extras in a recent goandpickitupformebro (believe it or not, this feind had the never to include even more extras). both beers enjoyed side by side from a hunah snifter (regular) and an abraxas snifter (BA).

4.25 4.5 4.5 3.75 4.25

a - regular version poured with a deep rich black as midnight sludge with a nice off-tan colored head that didn't hang long and left a ring of bubbles on the surface where the glass met the beer. swirling the glass brought it back to life and there was some spotty lace. the bourbon barrel version on the other hand, had a gorgeous shine to it. no head to speak of at all. more ominous...oooh ahhh

s - gorgeous nose. this beer can hang with hunah, mexican cake, the stone xoco...something or other. really great blend in the nose of rich chocolate with just the right amount of cinammon and spicing.

t/m/o - not as full bodied as i expected, but the flavor is there. a wonderful blend of chocolate, spice, coffee, cinnamon and nutmeg. super silky, super smooth...a bit on the thin side, but then again this isn't an imperial stout. great great great beer...definitely seek this out.

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Photo of MrBIP
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of FBGordon
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A delicious, well-balanced stout with the flavors of Mexican hot chocolate. The heat from the habaneros compliment the coffee, chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg peefectly, leaving heat on the palate without becoming heavy or overbearing. A fantastic winter beer, this stout was delicious and should be enjoyed at near room temperatures, in my opinion.

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Photo of Brandonparrent
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heerboth
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of HopasaursRex08
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of DougT
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Pours a very dark opaque black/brown with a 1 finger chocolate head. Head disipated leaving a layer of foam and a little lacing.

Smells of chocolate, coffee and sweet malt. The cinnamon and nutmeg come in when you take a drink. Then on the back end you get the burn of the habanero. Not overly spicy, just a nice bite to add some interest. My threshold for capsaicin is pretty high so this might be hotter than I'm letting on. For me the spice gives me the bite and flavor of a very dark bittersweet chocolate bar. I like it.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but this is a delicious and drinkable stout that gets better as it goes.

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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of josanguapo
1.95/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

De Labirratorium. En copa Teku. Viendo The OA 2x07. Si bien aromaticamente prometia, en boca es un desastre. A alguien se le ha ido la mano con los habaneros. Quema la garganta. Imbebible. Al fregadero por miedo a que me siente mal

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hammer28
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Awesome beer! A great addition to any 6 pack

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grupatre
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A little too much pepper taste

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3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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Mayan Mocha Stout from Odd Side Ales
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