AceAleworks (5) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: nutty, bakers chocolate, very subtle hint of red wine. Taste: nutty, bittersweet chocolate, just enough malty-ness maybe a hint of dark fruit possibly fig? Pours a beautiful rich midnight brown, with a cappuccino colored head, and the after taste of fresh milled oatmeal mixed with melted bakers chocolate.
Jesterdeal (1468) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of pecans, coffee and malty goodness. Pours black with a nice brown blanket. Taste is roasted coffee, nutty malts and dark cocoa. Very silky smooth and good.
williamherbert (1167) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dusty, nutty malt aroma. Some sugary sweetness.
Brown color with a red tinge. Decent off-white head; completely opaque.
Flavor is sweet, nutty malts, like an oatmeal. Hazelnut at first, then sweeter. Touch of tobacco ashes. A curious blend.
Palate is sandpapery. Medium-bodied. Magic Hat surprises. This is a solid stout/porter. Nice and nutty. Itís so competent that Magic Hat will surely discontinue it soon.
youdictategood (252) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Single bottle. Completely opaque, dark dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma is what youíd expect - dark chocolate, coffee grounds, roasted malts. Taste follows. Not much to talk about with this one, just a good solid stout.
Maverick34 (1910) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Dark. Little bit of head. Nice aroma and chocolate bitters but a bit too offly tart for me......................................
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, from my super sneaky mixed six from the far sighted hare .. . ddep brown black .. ok head, lacing is good .. . ink and minerals, with light tar too .. . gotta say, it is quite a nice stout but a single bottle is just fine
.. . . coming up next, a super set of songs about clouds....
Blairgus (2195) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
23 nov 3012, bottle. Dark brown/black. Nose is big, white coffee. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Decent session stout. Coffe and dry chocolate finish.
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Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours rich black with fine head of tiny tan bubbles. Nose is dry and rich dark cocoa. Taste is black coffee with just a hint of sugar on the tip, sweetness broadens and resolves with good bitters at the end. The body is smooth just a slight bit of friskiness.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is burnt and toasted with chocolate coffee adjunct malt and cola. The appearance is brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma with a weak bitter finish. The palate is a but thin. Overall an average stout but ok.
Scipio (593) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a medium sized darker tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is mostly a mixture smokiness and licorice, with some roasted malts and some coffee in there as well. The taste loses some of the smoky appeal, but retains much of the initial impressions I gained from the smell. I also get a bit of fruitiness as well, that being some cherry. Hints of chocolate as well. This has an oliy texture with a body that isnít exactly light, but by no means heavy either. The only fault that I can find is that there isnít to much of an aftertaste except for kind of a vinegary bitterness, which I donít actually mind. Iím very happy with this one. Its one of the best seasonal beers that Iíve had this so far early holiday season.