Java Chip Mint Stout | Odd Side Ales

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239 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tectactoe on 06-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
239
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
49
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of bcp5296d
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 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 fureousangel
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chillin
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigleague
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of exl_90
4.41/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pirmannt1
4.56/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 BT_Bobandy
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcasper8
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
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 +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BHansen214
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Segnem5
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJB145
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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 tgates
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyrushire
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Siggy125
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Java Chip Mint Stout from Odd Side Ales
3.77 out of 5 based on 239 ratings.
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