Chocolate Rye Hipster Stout

Odd Side Ales is one of the best breweries in Michigan so it’s a treat when I can get my hands on their beers. It’s even better when I can get my hands on the rare pub only releases! Rye Hipster Stout is a flagship limited release so when I hear about variants that they are releases I’ll do what I have to get it. That may mean driving a few hundred miles if the circumstances are right.

I’ve been lucky to create a relationship with some folks at the brewery though a side business, but have yet made the connect to get these beers mailed to me. I’d love to partner with them because that gold for them and I get free beer!

Sadly I had to drove and pay for this beer, but it’s worth it. Chocolate Rye Hipster Stout is a complex chocolatey treat.

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The aroma is heavily with notes of warm chocolate, wheat malt, spicy rye and boozy bourbon. It’s a pretty forward aroma that’s best sold slightly cold, but if it’s too cold you loose some of that complexity.

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The taste is it’s best part. I love the mixture of vanilla from the bourbon the chocolate and spicy rye combination. It reminds me of a candy but I can tell you exactly what candy that is. It finishes boozy and let’s you know you are drinking a stout with a kick.

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The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lower amount of carbonation which makes it cost the mouth. It’s sipping beer you would be in trouble if you chugged it.

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Overall, the beer is worth its weight in gold. It’s flavor, aroma and texture are perfectly crafted.



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Now that is my kind of beer! I didn't realize that OddSide was from Michigan though. I thought they were out of state. Do they have a tap room you can visit? Awesome stuff. I finally got my hands on a KBS the other day, but I haven't tried it yet. It was just a single bottle that I stole from my brother in law!

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They have one of the best tap rooms in the state! There is a coffee shop and you can order food form down the street right to the brewery. KBS is such a solid heavy stout. I love all the bourbon and chocolate its smooth.

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What town is oddside in?

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