bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost opaque black into the glass, with the slightest of ruby fringes. It has a thin tan head that leaves window-wash lacing. The nose is of mixed chocolates. Roasted grains to the tongue, alongside baker’s and dark chocolates, coffee and black currants. The finish is dry-roasted, with a medium body and smooth, semi-creamy palate. Complex and substantial, this is a nice stout from Magic Hat.
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt with a bit of mint. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of dry chocolate notes as well as some roasted malt. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad.
blklab2007 (1863) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a very dark brown bordering on black with a ring of tan head that held on for a while. Aroma has dark malts, chocolate, light coffee bitterness, and a touch of sweetness. Mouth feel is on the light side and the carbonation average. Flavor has lightly roasted malt, mild coffee bitterness, chocolate, and some dull hops. I think this is well put together and it is easy drinking.
kavenpb (36) - saint jérôme, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noir, reflet brun. mince mousse. Arome prononcé de malt chocolat. Douce et bien équilibré. Gout de malt, amertume moyenne, et assez sucré. bonne bière
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, definitely tasted quite sweet, maybe like black currants, it was a bit toasty/roasty and it was alright
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: It’s your typical stout. Pitch black, a nice little cinnamon colored head ... the lacing is pretty great as well, so maybe it’s a little bit better than "your typical stout".
Smell: For some reason, I’m getting a rusty smell. Almost like blood. I’d say it’s the glass, but this hasn’t happened with any other beer before. Underneath that rustic aroma is the coffee and chocolate. Probably the lowest point of this beer.
Taste/feel: Glorious. The bottle doesn’t lie: This is a unique stout, and I really enjoy it. The main reason it’s so interesting is the sourness I actually get on the front of each sip. It’s not strong, but I get it. The carbonation goes with that sourness very well. The rest of the taste consists of quality dark chocolate and coffee, but they don’t dominate the palate too much. This is a stout I’d have again any time, and that’s saying something. The reason why I think I find it so appealing -- besides the awesome subtle sourness -- is that it’s not too thick/rich/sweet, which makes sense now, as I see it has a reasonable 5.7% ABV, and the calories in this are apparently around 175.
World-class stout right here.
decaturstevo (4624) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of dark sweet chocolate and tones of coffe. Chocolate front with a hard bitter that reminds me of black patent malt. A very bitter dry finish. Medium/full body and a tad foamy.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jet black pour with a tan head. Aroma is smoky and chocolate. Flavor also has some coffee. very impressive offering from Magic Hat.
Foxbush (1200) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle This was a gift from a friend. The stout poured a dark reddish brown with a tan head that stayed with the beer. There also was nice lacing down the glass. The aromas were of roasted malt, dry cocoa and light coffee. The medium body stout had average carbonation. This is another complex beer with flavors of roasted malts, cocoa, coffee with a smooth lingering cocoa finish. Nice stout!
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Near black with small head. Dry stout. Not a lot going on here flavorwise other than some chocolate malt, it’s pretty unremarkable.