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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, toast, dark bread, vanilla, clove, oak, light bourbon, pepper, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, spice, and moderate barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, clove, oak, light bourbon, pepper, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Slight spice/pepper heat on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, clove, oak, light bourbon, pepper, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, spice, and light-moderate barrel flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice spiced stout. All around good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, spice, and light-moderate barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Bottle received in a trade.

Pours a very dark brown, essentially black, with a small film on top that almost passes for a head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, roasted malt, and a slight bit of peppers.

Tastes similar. The cinnamon doesn't come through quite as strongly as it does in the aroma. There's a lot of flavor here for the lower ABV. I'm not really getting any coffee, but I am getting lots of chocolate, and more pepper than the aroma would tell you. The pepper flavor is pretty hot, and builds up slowly as you drink more of this. It never becomes overwhelming, luckily.

This is medium bodied, a bit thinner than I tend to like my stouts, but it is much lower ABV. It's got a lower amount of carbonation, and a creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

Always nice to try another Mexican-style stout. This isn't quite the hard hitter that some of the more Imperial versions are, but this is still well executed.

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