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Ilkley The Mayan

Brewed by Ilkley
Style: Stout
Ilkley, England


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (3205) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a fair dark tan head. Aroma: Intense caramel/vanilla, there is some dark chocolate and a lighter pepper fruitiness, toasted marshmallows, a slight harsh metallic note?, a little more chocolate as it warms. Palate: Medium+ body, fairly loose carbonation. Flav.: Pretty intense and almost artificial chocolate with the same other sweet notes of caramel, vanilla, marshmallow, a little pepper fruitiness, faintly smoky; sweet with a strange bitter kick at the back of the throat and a light spice heat.

It was....OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stangger (596) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2015
Hand pump at Teresa’s next door. Great, creamy chocolate flavor up front. The pepper hit is a bit too much - it imparts an odd artificial sweetness. I prefer more subtlety with this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @DC tasting ][ ? ][ mini tumbler ][ 02.15.15 ]
tepid chestnut, thinnest cream head. Soft pepper influence in nose, spicy but rounded by coffee bean roast, balance brought by faint sweetness. Harsher flavor, milky marshmallow sweetness front palate before light plastic and dead roast in the faintly spicy finish. Lots of balance throughout if harsh, thin and slick body needing some boost to match profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5468) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2015
50cl bottle pours a watery but also inky black with some spitty, cream colored head. Nose has a lot of chocolate syrup, some star anise, molasses. Flavor has much more of the promised pepper, some chili heat, chocolate, black peppercorns, some cola. Loads of Hershey syrup. Peppery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PabloZab (259) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Barwa brunatna z brazowa piana, sredni lacing. Aromat gorzkiej czekolady, intensywny, przyjemny, jakby ktos na swiezo polamal kostki czekolady, super. W smaku ponownie gorzka czekolada z konktetna palonoscia, wyczuwalna goryczka plus mega ostrosc jakby chili, ktora niezle drazni gardlo i podniebienie. Piwo srednio tresciwe, slodkawe w posmaku z dodatkiem chili. Raczej dlugo sie bedzie pilo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2430) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Dark black pour thin off white head and very light lacing ...... Aroma of bakers cocoa, hot peppers and some vanilla with caramel malts ..... Taste of vanilla, hot peppers, bakers cocoa, spicy peppery bite and caramel malts .... Has a dry off flavor .... Finish is dry and has a hot peppery burn on the backend that lingers .... Shame the taste isn’t as good as the aroma

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8078) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Keg at The Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds ,Saturday 21st February 2015 Amazing smooth milky chocolate with a lovely warmth. Wow this is like drinking chocolate, it is so chocolatey. Loving the steady but subtle warmth from the chilli, not a lot else to add, it’s a great beer. A8 A5 T9 P4 Ov16 4.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2905) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Red-chocolate brown. Spicy chocolate tootsie. Choco, tobacco, spicy-tootsie. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2712) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Dark brownish black with beige head. Aromas of milk chocolate, caramel, light spice. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, spice, roast. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4846) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pretty nice. Huge cacao aroma in this. Very dry chocolate sense. Pours black with good head and lacing. Some musk. A very delayed spice to this. Surprises you. I like this one. Thanks to dclawyer.

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