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Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha Stout | Odd Side Ales

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4.14/5
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298 Ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
298
pDev:
10.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
55
Trade:
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Ratings: 298 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of rudzud
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark brown almost black hue with a wispy head that fades to leave thin bubbles.

S - Aromas of cinnamon, faint nutmeg, pepper heat is super faded. Nice bourbon and vanilla and chocolate. Excellent

T - Taste is similar to the nose...ungodly amount of barrel notes here, coconut, vanilla, bourbon galore. Nice cinnamon, mild heat, good chocolate. The heat builds some. The main taste here though is the barrel.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little creamy, pleasantly smooth.

O - Overall this beer was really tasty. Absolutely stellar barrel notes, I can see why people refer to this as poor man's Huna.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buyyourfreedom
3.36/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayes86
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akrz47
4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
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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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours out pitch black with a very small khaki colored head. Smells awesome. Lots of cinnamon, vanilla and pepper skin. Like a slightly thinner Huna, but it tastes better. Great heat.

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Photo of imperialking
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thedrizzle
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leaversuch
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SanFranJake
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Sipping on this now, poured into a Stone IRS snifter.
Immediately after popping the cap, was hit with spice, especially nutmeg.
Poured a nice deep dark black with a creamy tan head.
Taste and smell are the same: some heat, spice and nutmeg but no barrel.
Nice crazy mouthfeel with some tip of the tongue tingle from the spice.
Overall, while a lot less ABV than Bomb or Freckle (which I had last night) this is my favorite of the style. Granted it's not an Imperial Stout but it sure is an Impressive Stout!

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Photo of Moses_Malone
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mich34
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Houser
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chewy6935
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaybes
2.79/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A 6% BBA beer? No bourbon coming through for me. Was it actually in the barrels or did you just let the Mayan Mocha fermenter look at the barrels? This beer could be so good. Could be the poor mans Hunapu...but no. Watery, unbalanced, and a huge let down.

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Photo of drbenderdo
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbuzz
4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha Stout from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 298 ratings
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