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
246 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

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Ranking:
#13,178
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
246
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcp5296d
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
2.97/5  rDev -22.7%
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 -22.1%
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 rudzud
2.27/5  rDev -40.9%
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 fureousangel
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chillin
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigleague
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of exl_90
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wallbj
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pirmannt1
4.56/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hilgart1
2.7/5  rDev -29.7%
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 BT_Bobandy
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcasper8
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass there's the usual disappointment with stouts from a bottle; the lacking of a frothy, foamy head. The awesomeness of this beer is in the taste. Odd Side does it again with this unique boquet of flavors that compares to nothing else. Thanks again, Odd Side! Another well-balanced, well-crafted "odd" invention!

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

Photo of vziznznzyz
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BHansen214
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Segnem5
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJB145
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Java Chip Mint Stout from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 246 ratings