PorterPounder (5882) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Trade with Aurelius - thanks! Pours a dark copper with a thin but long lasting off-white head. Aroma has a hint of spruce and some floral notes. Flavor is smooth drinking with some nutty accents, a touch of citrus bitterness and some caramel sweetness. Thick enough mouthfeel. Good session material.
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a chilled mug. Poured a deep, dark amber - pretty much brown unless you hold it up to the light. Head small, light tan. Aroma is malts and alcohol. Nice malts at the front, with a moderate hop finish. Nothing profound, but nice stuff!
Dal9000 (225) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ever so slightly hoppy but a malty red amber ale taste. Deep burgundy red color with the minimal foam.
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jandd1983 (2922) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a dark amber color with a tan head. The aroma was of toffee and citrus. The taste was of citrus hops, nutty notes and a bit of toffee. It had a medium body with a very slight lingering bitterness. Nice.
puboflyons (2344) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It pours mahogany amber with a fluffy off-white head and busy carbonation roaring up the center of the glass. The aroma is similar to a nut brown with its caramel maltiness and nuttiness. It is also a tad soapy and sweet. The body is creamy and medium. The taste is nice and sweet with a full does of caramel malts and a modest hopped finish that coats the back of my throat.
Silverbush85 (63) - - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer looks like a brown ale, and guess what it tastes like it too. Maybe 10% more hoppy flavor added in, but overall not a bad choice.
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wlajwl (4263) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malts, mild dark fruit and earthy and sweet notes. The flavor is malts, citrus, fruit, a small hint of hop resin and a mild/medium bitter/dryish finish.
EtTuCthulhu (1239) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma of this beer is a fairly simple mixture of strong caramel malts and light floral hops, but the clear dark ruby color with a medium off-white head is very, very pleasing to the eye. The taste, however, isn’t anything remarkable with the mild sourness and touch of bitterness, and the mouthfeel combines a long yet light finish, medium body, thin texture, and a lively carbonation with lots of soft bubbles on the tongue.
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good balance, good roasted malt and a tiny hop action around. Good beer that I would buy again but do not want to hit a sixer of these at once. Nothing amazing here and not bad either. It looks like Funky Cold Medina Keep Austin Weird Chicks designed the label.
HelloSummy (3) - - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As much as I hate being drawn in by the label alone, I was. Unfortunately, quirky labels don’t always mean quality beer. I feel like this one was maybe not Magic Hat’s finest release.
Lovely color, a little brown on the nose, lovely aroma, but the taste seems lacking that ’wow’ factor. Darker than anticipated when poured. Little citrus with the hop. The roasted flavors are palatable. Wee bit of caramel in there.
Overall, it’s a decent beer, but nothing special. Drinkable but not excitable.