Rotbart (155) - - NOV 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint coffee aroma that purs black with a medium foam thatís light cocoa in color. Strong bitter taste with a smooth coffee finish with a hint of chocolate.
Ataraxia (241) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a beige head. Initial aroma of sweetened cocoa, quickly followed by mild notes of chocolate and roasted malts. Felt it was somewhat simple and thin in terms of body and texture. Little alcohol presence.
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black pour with small brown head. Burnt sugar aroma. Sweet mocha flavor with light carbonation. Light mouth feel and finishes clean.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark pitch black with an average (1-2 finger) medium brown rocky head, which receded slowly down to a thick film with a large collar and possessed excellent sheeting of lacing.
The aroma was quite robust and mildly sweet with a roasted cereal malt and a leathery yeast, with notes of bakerís chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla and a faint hint of smoke.
The taste was a roasty malty-sweet with a hint of chocolate from the beginning and lasting throughout, but it did progress with a smooth coffee presence followed by a lightly bitter smoky finish. The flavor hung on for a decently long duration with a bold and creamy roastiness left behind to settle in on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a few steps above medium in body with a creamy and slightly dry texture and a nice mellow carbonation.
Overall this was a beer that offered up a very nice creamy feel along with a bold sweet roastiness and a mildly bitter mocha taste, which most definitely made this a very drinkable and enjoyable brew...
rxeight (806) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 pours black with a touch of dark brown. not much head. not much in the way of aroma, touch of dark malt. tast is dark and I mean dark chocolate, some smoke, burnt coffee. really dark, just not really strong. But if you dont want something that will kick your butt afterword this is a good choice.
abcfan (654) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good brew. Pours black with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is bitter coffee with a subtle hop profile. Active carbonation and medium bodied. Finishes bitter coffee notes with a touch of oat.
CharmCityCrab (125) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reminds me more of an irish dry stout than the oatmeal stouts Iíve had, but with more of that sweet tangy malt taste that you can pick up a hint of in a Guiness and a little more of in the Saranac Irish Stout. I am not getting the coffee or the chocolate notes that others described, and that I have been able to taste in some stouts in the past, but Iíll admit it, I was drinking from the bottle, which sometimes limits oneís ability to pick up on subtle tastes. A fine example of stout, not outstanding, but nothing to complain about either. Honestly, as with many Magic Hat beers, the best thing about it aside from price point is the cool presentation of it. You start drinking enough and that evil eye just starts to stare a hole through your soul. ;) Itís a cool label- and of course you get those funny/wise sayings that are on the inside of the bottle cap, just as with all of Magic Hatís brews. One recent example (Not sure if it was from the stout or another beer in the mix pack): "If you have a bird in the hand, itís probably a chicken".
jrodooo5 (696) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with a nice tan head that leaves lacing. The aroma is malty chocolate. The taste is generally smooth as described but has just enough bitterness towards the finish that really makes this beer stand out. Itís very smooth with just a little bit of a bite. The chocolate is subtle but certainly detectable. This is one fine stout!
BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark pour with a foamy clingy brown head. Bitter and sweet chocolate. Smooth palate. Iím stunned this came from Magic Hat!
BrewBoxer (1565) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep black. Bitter and slightly hoppy with a malty back tone. Interesting texture and flavor. Very good
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