Java Chip Mint Stout | Odd Side Ales

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Java Chip Mint StoutJava Chip Mint Stout
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3.84/5
Very Good
251 Ratings
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): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tectactoe on 06-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,923
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
251
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 251 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of RobinLee
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Masonz223
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Butch5555
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maish
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandiprat2015
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.61/5  rDev -6%
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 -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
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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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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Java Chip Mint Stout from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 251 ratings