PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in the pour, opaque black in the glass. Full foamy and creamy khaki head that faded into a thick creamy layer with wet lacing. Nose of chocolate milk, flavor is dark bitter chocolate, a slight carbonic bite and mild astringency toward the semi-dry oily finish. Fairly nice.
vikingguy (693) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black w/ tall brown head. Roasty malt on the nose. Rich roasted malt, dark coffee, chocolate and earthy-woodsy notes. A solid stout.
Ron (2189) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour. Heavy licorice and a bit of chocolate in the nose. Slight reddish tinge in a clear brownish black color. Thick tan head, creamy looking, good retention. Palate is smooth and silky, a tiny bit thin, but sweet of chocolate malt, tiny edge of coffee bitterness. Better than expected for MH.
elgiacomo (744) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, 2012 release. Served at around 55F.
Pours very dark brown to black with a three finger brown head that leaves nice rings of lacing and recedes to a good cap.
Aroma is quite chocolaty with lots of roasted malts, hints of dark fruit, marshmallow, and coffee, mild hop presence. Very good strength.
Flavor starts with chocolate and roasted malts, a little burnt, hints of coffee and caramel, semi-sweet, finishes kind of thin and watery though...
Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, pretty smooth, moderate carbonation.
Pretty good Sweet Stout and probably the best beer Iíve had from Magic Hat. The aroma in particular is really nice.
blutt59 (5900) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, for ISD, black pour with thin tan ring. Dry chocolate aroma, great flavor of hops, ground Oreos and dirt, bitter with good smokey body, nice
mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a smooth khaki head. Nose is dry, graham cracker, grainy, oat, and earth. Very smooth n the palate, lightly bitter, oats, cracker, roasted malts, easy finish.
b3shine (3517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good; cola black with beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; well-sweet and malty with notes of chocolate and coffee. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A good example of the style.
drowland (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/6/12. 12oz bottle from Publix. Nice black pour with a nice tan head that cuts but laces nicely. Rich aroma with licorice, molasses, coffee, and chocolate. Less promising flavor that is a bit harsh and off in some way I canít quite pinpoint... maybe a green aspect. Otherwise there is some coffee and chocolate and sweet cream. The feel is slick, oily, and nice at first, but a high burning carbonation is too much.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with fizzy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted grain with some dark chocolate. Flavor is much the same with some bitter dark chocolate but oddly enough, a lightly astringent hop bitter in the finish that just doesnít work with me...medium mouthfeel, kinda thin, with medium high carbonation. Overall, I was expecting something a bit different given the current score.
andrewmb83 (35) - Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good aroma which is a little sweet, great appearance, good head. Overall a solid choice, good complexity on malt character.