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Odd Side Ales Java Chip Mint Stout



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Craving ice cream? This stout will ease your taste buds. It the perfect marriage of mint-chocolate-chip-ice cream and roasted coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle from Champane Cellars. Great minty smell, only a minute of coffee roasting chocolate. Looks good. Not as good tasting however, mouthful under average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3524) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2014
12 oz. bottle thanks to fishmich. Thanks for the opportunity! Pitch black color with a thin ring of white head, light spider web lacing. Aroma reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Mint is mellow with a underlying chocolate malt aroma. Flavor again reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Mouthfeel is more porter light rather than stout, on the lighter side. Subtle mint and chocolate that comes off nice and subtle. Pretty interesting stout and worth a try for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (801) - - JUL 10, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, and mint. Taste is similar to aroma but with some chocolate as well. The mint flavor is mild and works well in this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersighted (121) - - JUN 24, 2014
Interesting stout made with coffee and peppermint tea. Nose of sweet mint. Tastes of bitter black coffee sweetened with mint leaves. Easy drinking dessert stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3443) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle shared with Simz before the TH Anny party, pours black with small off white head. No lacing. Aroma is the best aspect: mint cookies, coffee beans, bakers chocolate, peppermint leaves and roast. Flavor is a little more aggressive and not minted out like aroma. Medium body. Nice morning sipper

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Sample at Odd Side on 5/17/14. Darkest brown to black in color with a medium tan head. Aroma of creme de menthe, chocolate and coffee roastiness. Flavor of chocolate malt, sweet mint and roasty coffee before a minty finish. Pretty wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3519) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a quickly dissipating, somewhat fizzy brown head that leaves a ring and decent lacing behind. Aroma is quite coffee, lots of heavily roasted malts, some ashtray and a bit of cocoa. Flavor is ashy, burned, some cocoa. Coffee that somebody put a cigarette out in. Perhaps a bit of mint, but it is not out there. Medium body, a bit of acid, high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2489) - Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with fleeting mocha head. Roasted malt aromas. Bitter roasted malts with mild mint low lights. The roasted malts are somewhat bland and lifeless. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Pours black with a tiny mocha head. Smell is all mint and coffee obviously. Taste is thinner than it looks more mint. Coffee in the back end. Well balanced. Only a 6 stout. Iíd drink it again.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
$2.19 single (or $2.29) just poured into a shaker pint. Bottled 1/20/14, poured 2/4/14. Appearance: Dark brown or a black sort of color with a little head that bubbles away basically before guessing the height. Floaters galore, as well as a good amount of yeast at the bottom. Smell: You get what you pay for. Mint, chocolate, and a little bit of that coffee as well. Iíve also had their regular Mint Stout, and this smells similar, but with a bit less mint. Taste/feel: Quite nice, if relatively mild. Mint is definitely there, then just a vague sort of roastiness. Not a big depth of flavor, but good. I feel like this drinks more like a porter than a stout, since it has a thin mouthfeel. For a stout, underwhelming feel. Thereís a fair amount of sweetness to this beer to make it drinkable along with the fairly thin mouthfeel. Good beer. Highly drinkable. Nice flavor... I just wanted a little bit more, as it drinks fairly light. The mint flavor is fine, but a little more chocolate/java/roast on the finish or something would really spruce it up, especially if the beer was thickened up a bit in the process. Surprise, surprise -- another well done beer from Odd Side. I preferred the regular Mint Stout by a tick, but I had that one on tap. The java in this one is quite nice, but itís mild, and after a handful of sips, it didnít really stand out anymore.

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