EvanFriend (304) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry, burnt notes, and some chocolate milk. Good mouthfeel. Nothing to write home about, but Magic Hat normally canít brew a drinkable beer to save their lives, and this isnít at all bad.
hockeybeerguy (1960) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a pitch black giving the same color body. A full lumpy white one inch head appears and lasts for a good five minutes. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. The smell has some coffee and chocolate up front but in good balance with a nice roastiness to it. The taste is basically the same with a dry bitter aftertaste and finish. The palate is about a medium, fairly creamy with nothing harsh on the tongue. It is mostly drinkable, probably could have several of these in a session. Overall, this is good for the style and good for me.
JohnnyJ (4320) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Cocoa, sweet malt, light roast, milk chocolate, and light hop bitterness. A decent stout, better than I thought it was going to be.
Sammer (1031) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Taste is weak coffee, dark chocolate, roasted nuts and cream. Smooth and very decent.
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet chocolate and light mocha aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Coffee, chocolate and a roasty bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
FleaBeard (5) - - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An easy drinking stout. Medium bitterness, solid black, with brown foam. Noticeable coffee and dark chocolate notes. Fairly light palate for a stout.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Refreshing stout. Light on the palate for the style. Coffee and chocolate flavors. Good beer
rondphoto (1935) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque brown-black with a long tan head and wisps of lace that settle back into the brew. The taste is remarkable for a low abv - big taste of bitter chocolate and toasted malt, balanced at the end by a light bittering. Long chocolate finish. Not a brew to spend an evening with, as it is quite filling. Recommended.
DialSquare (2619) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Brown pour with a medium khaki head and good retention. Aroma is chocolate, sweet malts, lightly tart. Tastes are oats, chocolate, nuts, roasty, coffee - then thin quick finish that is a little dry and bitter.
thornecb (4367) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a Sam glass. Mocha head with little retention recedes to hug rim leaving spot lacing. Milk chocolate and espresso aromas. Thin with sweet caramel and licorice upfront turning to dry sweet milk chocolate before the medium length espresso and vanilla finish.