Java Chip Mint Stout | Odd Side Ales

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Java Chip Mint StoutJava Chip Mint Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tectactoe on 06-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
240
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
49
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Tone
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong mint, roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of chocolate, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, mint, chocolate, slight yeast, hint of hop, and a hint of coffee. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma, better aroma and blend.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mxsluis
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clager
3.04/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sexton
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zuidman
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stortore
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 10/29/15, had late January, 2016.

Pours a dark brown, mostly opaque, with about a one finger head and some lacing. Smell begins with lightly roasted malts, then mint, some chocolate and vanilla. A good aroma to start, but seems to fade. Taste is again lightly roasted malts, more vanilla than the nose, mint, some chocolate. Smooth, good body.

Pleasant and easy drinking, with a really nice mint flavor. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mint, bitter dark chocolate, espresso, coffee, peppermint and roasted malt. Light bodied. Good carb. Very short, slightly watery finish. Some odd medicinal flavors.

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Photo of VictorsValiant
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MispeledStalion
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Masonz223
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Butch5555
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maish
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandiprat2015
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to nonic pint. Pours black and opaque, with a small finger of off white foam that settles quickly to a ring and a floating cap. The mint aroma is incredible coming out of the glass. Minty, and creamy. Not much roast on the nose. Expectations are somewhat high. I love mint chip ice cream, but I'm not expecting a spot on impression. Which turns out to be for the best. Taste is roaster that the aroma lets on, with a small amount of cocoa bean coming along with big coffee flavor. The mint is there, too, but so is the flavor of Earl Grey tea. I'm a little confused until I read the label closer: made with peppermint tea.

Decent Stout, drinkable enough for an occasional pickup.

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Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown body with a small, broken tan head. Aromas of sweet chocolate candies. Andes candies all the way. Thin bodied with a light burn in the back. Fun. Best in small doses.

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Photo of FlyingHellfish
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a milk chocolate brown-black with a beige 1 finger head.

Aroma of Andes mint chocolates, a little bit of lactose. Nice!

Flavor does not translate; it is mostly coffee, with a hint of peppermint at the end. Chocolate also swirls around in there somewhere, but it's hard to pinpoint. Finish is roasted and minty.

Feel is thin right off the bat, and doesn't really improve much from there. A little bit of carbonation swells up and peppers out at the end.

Overall I was not too impressed with this stout. I like the way they incorporated the mint into the aroma, but it's basically a coffee stout with some mint flecks added in. I'd pass next time.

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Java Chip Mint Stout from Odd Side Ales
3.77 out of 5 based on 240 ratings.
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