Ilkley The Mayan

Ilkley The Mayan

Rated 3.645 by BeerPals

Brewed by Ilkley Brewery Company

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Style:  Chocolate Stout

6.5% Alcohol by Volume

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2018 Description Originally brewed to commemorate the Mayan End-of-Days prediction, we wanted to create something suitably dramatic and bold. Designed to challenge the senses as well as perceptions, this is an easy-drinking, strong flavoured chocolate and chipotle spiced stout. Rich, heady chocolate on the nose, deep and smoky throughout and with a tingling finish arriving late from the smoked chillies. 2014 Description 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?

ID: 57079 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 9 years ago

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Overall Rank1469
Overall Percentile97.3
Style Rank9 of 126
Style Percentile92.9
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.967
Weighted Score3.645
Standard Deviation0.393

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  • CHOPZ 6800 reviews
    rated 3.7 6 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    The beer gushed out of the bottle, so lost a lot of it and head disappeared quickly leaving no lace. Dark brown colour with ruby highlights. Beautiful aromas of chocolate, chocolate and spicy spices. The taste is pretty much the same with some coffee notes. A little oily mouthfeel. A very good chipotle chocolate stout.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    330ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a fairly large frothy tan head but unfortunately doesn't stay around very long. Some decent lacing. Has a dark brown appearance. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, some spices, lots of dark roasted malt notes. Flavours of coffee, roasted malts, hints of chocolate but not as much as in aroma. The chipotle is fairly subtle, not too offensive but still noticeable. Has a nice warming sensation. Pretty good retention. Medium-full bodied. Good stuff.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.4 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I clearly did not read the bottle carefully, especially the part where it says 'chipotle'. I admit, I was taken very much by surprise by that. A dark brown pour, a littlen on the thin side with a chocolate brown cap. Coffee and chocolate dominate the aroma. The flavour is dominated by notes of coffee, roasted malt, and nuts...and then comes tyhe chipotle pepper, chugging down your throat like a French bullet train.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Excellent aroma of vanilla and chocolate. Nice dark brown pour although the head and lacing could be better. Flavour, not too complex but it is wonderful. Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and pepper that becomes more noticeable towards the end.Medium smooth mouthfeel. Yumm stuff.

  • CYRENAICA 2408 reviews
    rated 4.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    500ml bottle
    6.5% ABV
    Queen's Quay LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    December 12, 2014
    The beer pours a dark coca-cola colour with a creamy brown head. The aroma is peppers, roasted malt, and milk chocolate. The mpouthfeel is full bodied,m creamy, with full carbonation. The flavour is slightly sweet milk chcolate, roasted malt, and a spicy peppery aftertaste.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours a rich chocolate brown with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Roast malt aroma has a sweet chocolate overtone and herbal and coffee hints. Chocolate dominates the flavor, but roast malt comes through as does a woody hop hint. Chipotle (I think) gives it a subtle peppery kick. Texture is silky smooth and quite firm, yet has a decent tingle, leaving a woody, chocolaty and herbal finish. Do da Mayan!

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