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Odd Side Ales Java Chip Mint Stout

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip #99. 12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Ann Arbor Eisenhower. Dark brown, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, mint, chocolate. The taste is Thin Mint cookies, chocolate. Thin bodied, lingering mint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1391) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Inky dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is mint, dark chocolate, some roasted grain and toast. Taste is creamy sweet up front, vanilla and a little raisin; mint emerges in the middle of the swallow and a nice dark chocolate and burnt toast note emerges with the mint at the end. The mint is the primary taste but is not a one-note artificial taste, but actually retains some of the herbal and bitter tones found in fresh mint or raw oil. Emerging bitterness from the roasted grains and perhaps some hops curtails the sweetness at the end of the swallow, and the very is a mild but nice lingering roasted grain bitter. I don’t get much coffee in this despite the name. Palate is ok - light enough to enjoy on a summer day. Overall this is well crafted and tasty, I liked it more than I expected I would.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Just okay...definitely had a chocolate mint thing going, but also this bottle seemed to be souring a bit. Still drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2016
7/6/16. 12oz bottle thanks to rdixon77! Black pour with a small khaki head. Fake mint aroma, mild chocolate. Big mint flavor, mild chocolate, slight sourness forming. Hmm.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ schnapps snifter ][ 01.09.15 ]
near black, thin cream ring. Mint heavy nose, synthetic, light cream. Peppermint pattie flavor, thin sticky and sweet. Smooth, very singular, what you’d expect.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Really nice. Perfect balance of peppermint scent and flavor. Nice cocoa and a tiny coffee ending. More other flavor than coffee. Nicely done though. Not overly sweet like an ice cream. Bottle

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Dark brownish black. Aromas of big mint, chocolate, roasted coffee. Tastes of mint, dark and milk chocolates. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Pretty spot on for what they were going for.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
12oz bottle pours a rootbeer brown with some cloudy head. Nose is mint and chocolate, molasses, toast. Flavor are mint candies, Junior Mints, chocolate. Dry finish. Call me crazy, but I liked this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7614) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Some mint and some roast. Pours dark brown with good head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Ok. Some chocolate. Bottle shared at tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6188) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle shared at the 2016 Nuplastik is back tasting. Pours a clear dark cola with an ecru head. Aroma of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Flavors same. Bitter roast finish.


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