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Java Chip Mint Stout | Odd Side Ales

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Java Chip Mint StoutJava Chip Mint Stout
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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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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of nmann08
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hardysf
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is the best part about this beer. Lots of chocolate and mint on the nose. Smells like mint chocolate chip. The taste is a bit of a miss. Lots of mint tea flavor. Very little chocolate and very little malt base. This beer is super thin and could really benefit from more body.

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Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MuFugga
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MorganStout
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Farral
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JGlitz87
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, no date:
Pours a little watery, but dark brown in color - though looking black in the glass. A contrasting white head seems to build, though on further inspection, it is a decent tan color. Head resides thickly at the edges eventually.

For what it claims, this beer smells wonderful. Mint is in your fave, and the cocoa/chocolate notes support. Mint chocolate chip ice cream, for sure, including the carton with a cardboard or woody note getting in the action on a deep whiff.

Feel is very thin, and the beer washes over and off the palate with ease. Tea adds a light drawing of the tongue and cheeks in a drying sensation. It's not a great feel.

Taste appears to have a thin porter backbone. Roasted malts providing some chocolate notes, but also a certain level of bitterness. The tea brings notes of the leaves they are, with extra impressions of cardboard and light tobacco. The mint comes in from the nose on each sip, but also grows in force on the tongue starting early mid taste through the end. The mint tea is the lingering flavor (note even though it is peppermint, the sensations are mostly straight mint to me).

This grew on me a tad but is so much lighter than expected - more porter (by my definition). The coffee is integrated into the roasted malt flavor as to be indistinguishable as an extra adjunct. The mint is interesting, but somehow the tea leaves themselves end up as a bigger note than I expected.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
2.47/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours pitch black in color with a small fuzzy off-white head that disappears completely, leaving nothing behind

S- huge notes of coffee and dark chocolate mix with dark roasted malt. As it warms, notes of mint leaf & herbal tea come through

T- sweet chocolate malt with heavy roast up front gives way to some coffee roast. Flavors of fresh mint and bitter herbal tea kick in mid-palate, before finishing with a linger of mint chocolate ice cream

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a bit of a slick finish

O- mint often gets overshadowed in beers, but it remains prevalent throughout with this one, high drinkability

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Photo of malfunxion
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of strohme2
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmiah22
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OddSide Java Chip Mint Stout.

Picked up a single of this at an out of the way shop on my way home from work. OddSide is...pretty hit or miss on a lot of their beers. Not sure of the freshness on this shop either, so I went with an imperial where it wouldn't male much of a difference anyway. Let us see what we get

Look - Pours about as black as motor oil with a half finger of deep brown head that quickly turns to a half passed ring formation around the top of the brew. Carbonation is impossible to get a read on due to the deep black abyss that is this beer and your girlfriends love hole. No lacing to be noted.4.

Smell - Well it is thus far living up to its name. Big ole fresh Andes mint over a coffee and cocoa backed body. Not much else to say. Not a complex nose, but you get what the bottle states. 4.25.

Taste - Yep the bottle goes through on its promise. Big peppermint dosage in the forefront and reinforces its dominance on the flavor profile. Followed by the usual stout like coffee flavors. But mostly straight up mint. Chocolate meets as well..confirming my Andes theory. 4.25.

Feel - Body is very well rounded and the carbonation levels on are on medium. Not particularly creamy, but cold and refreshing due to the cooling effect of the mints. 4.

Overall - Well I liked it. Something new to the table is always a welcome change. It does exactly what you would expect it to do, and it does it well without being overly sweet or overly cloying. Admittedly, I'm not the biggest fan of Andes mints, but this is still a solid brew I think you should try, especially if you find a $1.29 bottle like I did. If I had a complaint, it would be that the cooling effect tricks your taste buds into thinking you are drinking an ice cold beer, thus hindering flavor developments. But that is a small nag. Try it for yourself. If you like Andes you'd fall on love with it. 4

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Photo of Gear54
3.34/5  rDev -13%
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 mendvicdog
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smittybrew83
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of amishbooze
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Java Chip Mint Stout from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 240 ratings
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