Mayan Mocha Stout | Odd Side Ales

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523 Ratings
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Mayan Mocha StoutMayan Mocha Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emerge077 on 03-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
523
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
118
For Trade:
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1.5/5  rDev -60.7%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of Timc32
2.25/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

Photo of Billydoughnuts
2.39/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Hated it, too hot

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Photo of Wolvmar
2.46/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

My first review so this will be brief and echo others....pours with a thin head which was a little surprising. Great chocolate and spice flavors with a perfect amount, for me, of Habanero on the back end. Very interesting drink that grows on you. Only negative, as others have noted, is the watery mouthfeel. Maybe not a go to beer that you always have on hand but certainly one to try and to savor on occasion.

I revised my rating lower and following are comments after a second go around...
Still a thin head, smell more alcohol this time. Not much mocha and spice seems odd. Less spice than a funny burnt taste. Still very watery mouthfeel. Liked it quite a big less this time around. Maybe just a different day and taste but probably won't try again.

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Photo of akttr
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of Trent
2.52/5  rDev -34%
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 angelmonster
2.72/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Review is of a beer bottled 06/10/15

Pours a 1/4 inch dark chocolate head that dissipated quickly, body was pitch black. Lacing and head retention were below average.

Smell is somewhat vegetal, lots of chili pepper. Coffee is very light, cinnamon and nutmeg are more apparent. Chocolate and caramel malt round out the aromas, hops and alcohol are almost non existent.

Taste is very flat, vegetal, spicy, soy sauce. Coffee was very faint, cinnamon and heat dominate the palate. There were no hops or alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel is very oily but thin at the same time. No head made things worse, heat tingled the roof of my mouth. Carbonation levels were alright.

Overall this was one of the worst beers I've had in awhile, missed the mark in all areas of taste. Almost had to drain pour this one but I refuse to waste beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of tgates
2.76/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A subpar stout infused with excessive heat to compensate.

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Photo of clager
2.76/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kevanb
2.84/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, very opaque with a thick, foamy head, khaki in color, that rises about 3 fingers high that has moderate retention but leaves no lace behind. The aroma is peculiar, lots of chocolatey malt, rich and sweet, light coffee grounds behind it, the nutmeg and cinnamon are surprisingly potent, but don't really offer any balance to the grain and coffee with vegetal habañero sneaking up at the end, subtly so, but with enough force to push this aroma further off the weird cliff. The flavors are unbalanced, messy and rather unpleasant. Lots of rich, sweet chocolatey malt, stale coffee grounds hit first followed by the spicing, mostly nutmeg with light cinnamon and allspice flavors before the oniony, vegetal, habañero heats up the finish. I have to applaud the fact that the pepper is mild, subtle and adds only a light heat to the beer. The body is awful, thin, watery and lacks any finesse. It struggles to coat the mouth, despite the lively head, fails to dance on the tongue and finishes meekly.

Verdict: An ambitious beer that really misses the mark. I do have to say that I appreciate that all the adjuncts are notably represented in the beer, and that the habañero isn't too overpowering. However, the balance is poor, the body lacks any substance and it just all around fails to redeem in any way.

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2.84/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of johnyb
2.87/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Meh

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2.87/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jp32
2.88/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

***This one is much better when fresh. Yes its a stout, but take my advice and don't even try aging it. This beer doesn't sit well.***

Pitch black in color. Brown (quite dark) colored head shows on top of the glass.

Aroma is roasty, with slight scents of cinnamon, nutmeg and well water.

I would call the flavor a dirty, earthy, stout. Chocolatey at times. Cold coffee in other sips. Smoked notes are present. More of the flavor seems to be focused on the cinnamon, nutmeg, and habaneros, but it doesnt always seem perfectly balanced. It could use a little more heat from the habaneros. Something in this beer (or perhaps the combination of everything in it), occassionally gives me a black, potting soil flavor... like the kind you'd use in your garden. Somehow that isn't bad, I'll call it earthy instead.

This also contains the foul, tart flavor near the finish that seems to disrupt every stout from Odd Side that I've tried. A sour punch to the mouth right when you swallow what you otherwise thought was a great beer. I had 12 of these beers, and I notice this foul taste becomes more intense the longer you age the beer. At first I thought I had a bad few bottles of it or something, but now that I've tried 2-3 more Odd Side stouts and found them all to have this same characteristic, I believe this to be something to do with a certain roasted malt they use or the specific chocolate they are using in the brewing process.

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Photo of LloydDobler
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into oversized snifter

Very dark with splotchy bubbles and no lacing. Looks thin. Almost nothing on the nose. Mild sweetness and spicieness. Very peppery taste that is unpleasant. Chocolate is there but the spice overwhelms everything that could be good about this beer.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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Mayan Mocha Stout from Odd Side Ales
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