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Ilkley The Mayan

Brewed by Ilkley
Style: Stout
Ilkley, England


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Inspired by an ancient Mayan recipe, Ilkley Brewery has created an extraordinary Stout. It is velvety smooth, bittersweet, and has a subtle smoky fire in its belly. The Mayan is a Chipotle Chocolate Stout, dare you take it on?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1694) - WALES - SEP 14, 2014
Keg at London Fields. Very dark brown, small scummy head. Aroma is sweet banana, liquorice, coffee. Has that sweet estery aroma that some strong porters have, which instantly puts me off. Body is light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is coffee, light chili which builds to a nice level over time. The flavour makes up for the dodgy aroma and lack of body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tania_nexust (143) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Draught keg at Queens Head Acton St. Wow, what an aroma! Smells like hot choc made with quality dark Belgian chocolate flakes. Smooth, sweet choc flavour with the chilli coming through in a well-balanced but definitely present way at the end. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1508) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. Thin mocha head. Black body. Chocolate, perfume, Turkish Delight. Astringent with some sweet notes. Dry finish. None of this supposed chipotle spice detectable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from York Beer and Wine. This extremely dark brown beer pours with a rapidly disappearing tan head. It has a very rich milk chocolate flavour, a smooth creamy mouthfeel followed by a pretty hot (but not overly so) chilli finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (898) - USA - AUG 23, 2014
Black with a thin tab head. Aroma is dark chocolate with hints of coffee. Flavor is rich, dark chocolate with a strong smoked chili aftertaste. Makes it finish a bit earthy. Wife: 4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at Finnegan’s during trivia. Dark, oily black pour. Aroma is rich of dark cocoa, chocolate syrup. Nice red pepper spice to complement rich liquid dark chocolate. Slightly syrupy, full body. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReV2 (146) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Keg from The Crowd of Favours, Leeds. A dark stout like beer with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocomilk, taste is overpowering chocolate with a hint of chilli creeping in. Chocolate tastes artificial masking the otherwise decent malt below. A sweet stout with a reasonable bite, one is enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2094) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle@Yesprs (21/03/2014) - pours black with a tan head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, chocolate, vanilla, subtle spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4627) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at OT. Black with a small tan head. A lot of chocolate in the aroma, also some licorice and some milk. The taste was sweet with chocolate, licorice and chili.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a minimal head.
Aroma: Chocolate, liquorice, caramel, raisin.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, some liquorice, spices, dried fruit, Liquorice finish.

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