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Odd Side Ales Java Chip Mint Stout

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
vintage bottle a few years old. No gusher, but some volcano activity after openend, so a sneaky volcano beer. aroma is bone dry coffe and roasted malts, bitter toffee, bitter nuts. dark chocolate. harbal bitter mint notes too. flavor is roasted malts, faint citrussy note (could be connected to the volcanic gushing) very dry and very straight bitter malty. somewhat watery but then it’s only 6%. Not sure it was a good idea to age this one, but it is a fine dry stout, the mint is only used as a discreete spice, it does not ruin the already pretty solid dry stout flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (828) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle to glass. Thanks BJ! Pours a deep brown to black color with little to no head. Flavor is mint chocolate chip ice cream with a touch of coffee. Flavor is mildly sweet, roasted malts, bitter mint. A bit thin in body, but solid flavor. Enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (668) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours near black. Small dark brown head. Aroma of mint. Definitely agree that is reminds me of an Andes mint. Taste is like chocolate milk. Creamy mouth feel. Nicely done. Mint works well without being overpowering. Continue to be impressed with each beer I try from Odd Side.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (346) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Very good stout. Great chocolate and mint aroma, as well as taste. Palate is a little weak for the style. Will get again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Tap: Pitch black with a frothy & creamy espresso colored head that sinks down to a fine skin in moments. Aroma of York Peppermint Patty. Rounds of dark fudgy chocolate & mild peppermint roll across the nostrils, softened by a nice undercut of roasted malts. Mint comes off as semisweet & candy-like, rather than harsh & medicinal. Not much coffee on the nose, however coffee beans are the first thing I taste when I take a sip. Heavy coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, sweet mint. Really nice balance. Body is a little thinner than I’d like. Nice stout overall, though. I like how the mint never traverses into menthol territory.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (318) - Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Smells like an Andes mint, looks great, tastes the same as the smell with hints of coffee and roast. Great beer. I have never had an odd side brew before, but if this is any indication, I will be trying them much more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6055) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle at Black Sunday. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is chocolate, faint mint, roasted malt. Medium mouth with mint, cocoa, nice roast, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6570) - Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle to half-pint glass. Looks good; a slightly translucent very dark cola with fizzy beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and coffee. Tastes like it smells with a nice, pleasant mint presence. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (796) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
From a bottle into a tasting snifter. Pours black with only traces of a brown head around the sides. Nose is a burst of chocolate, mint, and espresso. Body is medium oily, well balanced with slightly sweet finish, mint and coco flavors linger on the tongue. Very little carbonation. Mint is a bit too strong for me here, but is well done.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1258) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a light tan head. Coffee aroma building into sweet chocolate syrup, then mint. Rather sweet milk chocolate mint flavor, some cocoa bitterness and roast coffee. A bit like chocolate milk. Tasty, but a little weird.


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