Java Chip Mint Stout | Odd Side Ales

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Java Chip Mint StoutJava Chip Mint Stout

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tectactoe on 06-12-2013

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Photo of Anvilfarm
1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

Photo of rudzud
2.27/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown hue with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of poor quality chocolate, scope mouthwash, light coffee. Yikes.

T - Taste is watery chocolate, weak coffee. Thankfully the mint is very faded, however, that doesn't help. What's left is a messy mint tea like flavour. Argh.

M - Mouthfeel is thin, weak, mildly carbonated.

O - Overall this beer was really a mess. Weak, watery coffee and chocolate, light mint. Really awful.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Winston3737
2.47/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of carmike813
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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 dheldman
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of hilgart1
2.7/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Undercarbed and almost totally flat.

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Photo of schmidtmattsays
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Makubex
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of jlindros
2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to chuckwax (Reddit) for this one, shared with rudzud.

dark colored small creamy head fades semi quickly, very dark color, no real light coming through, decent legs.

Nose is like chemical mint, peppermint city with menthol a mild mocha java in the background, candy cane.

Taste brings some oatmeal stout, dark but creamy malts, biscuit notes, little mild chocolate. Some chemical mint again, not as strong thankfully, peppermint candies found at a Chinese restaurant counter. Some phenolic chemical mint menthol oils in the background. Finish is dry but sticky , more mint and fake chocolate lingering.

Mouth is med bod, touch creamy, decent carb.

Overall bad. Too chemically mint and phenolic notes.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
2.99/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

All I get is toothpaste, not what I look for in a beer. I have yet to taste a good mint stout, and this beer was no different. Very potent, very artificial mint taste.

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Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of woodychandler
3.01/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I made an excursion out to MichiCAN in early February to visit a college buddy and attend a Belgian Beer Fest. It turned out to be one of those events that I was glad that I can say that I have been to, but I probably won't do it again. In the meantime, we did some beer shopping during my visit and this was an intriguing bottle score at Plum Market in Ann Arbor. Wait until I get to the CANs! For some reason, its name puts me in mind of an '80's SoCal skate punk band's signature song, "Donut Shop Rock" by Doggy Style. Donut Shop Rock, Java Chip Mint, it makes sense to me.

From the bottle: "Stout with coffee and peppermint tea added".

I Pop!ped off the cap and commenced an aggro pour which still only produced a brief finger of deep-tan/light-brown head with limited retention. Color was back in Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose was minty and chocolaty, but somehow muted. I do not know what I was expecting, but this seemed to be below that threshold. I then decided to allow it to warm, in the hopes of bringing out more of its esters. Sadly, not much changed. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was really understated, more like a vaguely minty stout, but the coffee seemed to have been wasted. Finish was semi-dry, slightly minty, but overall, a swing and a miss.

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

Photo of Billlow
3.12/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very good beer to enjoy with some rich milk chocolate.

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Photo of DTSweet
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mkirkland80
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JDizzle
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Rons35
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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 Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drbenderdo
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Gear54
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle into a snifter

Pour is pitch block with almost nothing for head, lace, or carbonation

Smell is exactly like mint chip ice cream.

Taste is standard oatmeal stout flavor profile with syrupy mint added in. I would go as far as calling it artificially flavored oatmeal stout. Interesting and the mint flavor is good but it doesn't mix as well as I had hoped.

Overall thick and creamy Brew that is very sweet. I would drink this unless I was in the mood for desert.

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Photo of deakin
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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