Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha Stout | Odd Side Ales

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Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha StoutBourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheSevenDuffs on 04-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
297
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
55
For Trade:
6
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4.84/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Jamison85
4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kbuzz
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of akrz47
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Don't know how this only has a 92 rating. Definitely one of the best chili stouts out there, and maybe the best 6% stout I've had.

Thick, black, with a moderate head that fades fairly quickly but leaves an edge. Smells amazing -- so much chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, and a little pepper balances it out. Great. In the taste, all those flavors stand out perfectly and bring you an extremely flavorful stout with all the flavors you'd expect from the smell. This could be 12%, I had to triple check this was only 6%. The peppers only enter in the aftertaste and really complement it. The back of your throat feels the lasting heat, but it adds a ton of character and is balanced perfectly. The bourbon is masked by the strong frontal flavors. The mouthfeel is THICK, probably the thickest 6% stout I've tasted. It beats out a lot of big stouts, especially the watery Founders stuff including KBS (sorry it's true, get over it).

What a beer. Overall extremely impressed. Wish this was easy to obtain, it'd be a go-to on a weeknight for sure.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

beer poured from bottle aggressively. Jet black, little to no lacing. Half a finger of light brown head quickly dissipates.

coffee smell right away, i get a little of the nutmeg and cinnamon in the background, but the coffee is the major player int he aroma. i do smell some chocolate in there as well. i am not getting the bourbon like in other bourbon ages beers. i know Odd Side makes this in a non bourbon aged as well, so i double checked the label and it is the BA version.

First sip gets a very sweet coffee flavor, much different than other coffee stouts. i think its because the cinnamon and nutmeg are cutting the bitterness of the java bean. i'm still not getting much of the bourbon, its there but very minimally. I didn't get the habanero up front, however after i swallow the first sip, there it is tingling the back of my through, not overly noticeable, but enough.

this is an extremely well done beer, very complex and a lot of in your face flavors all mixed quite well. this would be a 4.8 4.9 had there been a little more bourbon flavor, that was the only real disappointment for me.

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4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Brewed 10/22/2014.... Opened 9/19/2016.
L: great lacing and minimal head
S: Cocoa, vanilla, bourbon
F: medium body, after coat on tounge
T: peppers, cocoa, coffee
O: really good beer wish I had more

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Photo of dar482
4.61/5  rDev +11.1%

A beer pours in a dark black, much like a bigger beer than the 6% it is

The aroma has everything. A huge burst of cinnamon, nutmeg, spicy fresh pepper, and mocha of roasted coffee and light chocolate. A touch of vanilla from the barrel, but not barrel bourbon.

The flavor follows with that huge spice in the front of cinnamon and nutmeg. Mocha balances the beer with roasted coffee and milk chocolate. Pepper pops at the back of the throat with heat.

Reminds me hugely of Xocoveza. This beer is one of the best 6% stouts I've ever had. Quite underrated.

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4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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