Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown/black pour. Aroma is sweet chocolate bar, toffee, molasses, and a bit of char. Sticky, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor is sticky chocolate, licorice, molasses, very sweet and a bit difficult to drink for a sub 6% beer. Not bad, but not something I really care for.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with creamy thick cocoa colored head. Sweet roasted malts in the nose. Taste- bitter coffee and slight chocolate. Usually not a Magic Hat fan, but this one is solid.
Lowe1983 (1495) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is strong of chocolate, roasted malts, and some molasses. Flavor isn’t quite as good as I thought it would be from the aroma. Malty flavor dominates with some sweetness on the finish.
DBob5150 (235) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Impressive deep rich black almost purplish body with a creamy head. Aroma is roasted coffee with a hint of toffee. A very flavorful mocha carmel again with hints of coffee. Leaves a sweet toffee finish. Definitely one to be enjoyed slowly. Recommended.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a two-finger tan head with some retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, and toasted oats. Taste is the same with a little hop bitterness.
AndyW68 (1430) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is a little yeasty, bitter chocolate and a sweet floral finish.
Disabledbobcat (5) - - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Very malt forward, roasty aroma. I found the aroma to be very pleasant and exactly what I expected.
Appearance: Very dark, almost perfectly black. There is slight residual lacing in the glass. Small tan head, which dissipated quickly.
Taste: Excellent roasted flavors, just a touch sweet, but nowhere near too much. Finishes dry and leaves a slight lingering roasted flavor on the tongue. Very pleasant.
Palate: Good medium carbonation, medium mouth feel. Exactly what I expected.
Overall: This is not a complicated beer, but it is delicious. Exactly what I was looking for in a low ABV stout. I would definitely get this again. It’s not world class, but it’s very drinkable.
guzzler67 (1653) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large tan head faded fast and left decent lacing. Roasted malt aroma with hints of nuts and bitter chocolate. Solid, earthy, roasted malt flavors give way to floral hops in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish.
glennmastrange (2647) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate toasted and molasses for the malt, light herbs for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with a hint of vanilla in the background. Head is average size, frothy, light brown with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a carbonation between lively and fizzy. A bit thin but still some solid Stout aspects.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - FEB 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Black color with some clear burgundy hues and a small mocha head.
Roasted coffee aroma, with earthy hops, dark chocolate and some carobs.
Dark chocolate flavors, with some fresh coffee, soft licorice and medium bitterness.
Medium bodied, well balanced, rich and satisfying. Nice.