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 doesn’t 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.
sawbuck (224) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aromas of bourbon, vanila, dark chocolate and coffee. Ebony black with weak head. Nice intial flavors of chocolate and coffee....slightly dry. Finish is disapointing...harsh with too much biterness and lasts too long. Sweetness disapears too quickly.
dlovell2 (469) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with tan head. Sweet malt aroma with chocolate. Sweet smoky malt with some chocolate notes.
Fratto (2446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Kroger. Dark pour with a big beige head. Aroma is kinda sweet and roasty with a nice bit chocolate. Taste is ashy and astringent with that covering up what could have actually been a nice cocoa and roasted nut flavor. Awkward finish.
AirForceHops (2374) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into English pint glass. Pitch black with thin beige head that showed weak retention. Burnt chocolate malt and slight coffee on the nose. Taste has bittersweet chocolate, coffee notes with a touch of licorice. Texture is silky and creamy. Also has a mild drying affect. Body is Medium. This is really well made. Overall, I was delightfully surprised by this stout.
Dogbrick (6863) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours an inky black color with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate and a bit of hops. Light-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of sweet malt, dark chocolate and slightly peppery hops. The finish is mildly bitter with a chocolatey aftertaste. Proof that Magic Hat can make a decent beer if they put their minds to it.
BrownALEx (199) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 From a Magic Hat mixed pack. Nice coffee aroma. Poured black with ruby windows and a two finger head. Great roasted taste with coffee undertones. Nice lacing left on the glass. The mouthfeel is wonderful. This is a great stout, pleasantly suprised.
albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is nice, smokey, burnt malt. Hints of coffee. It has the mouth-feel of an oatmeal stout while tasting like a smoked porter or imperial stout. The taste of smoke is subdued, so not offensive. The bitter hop finish that reminds me of an imperial stout isn’t overdone. I don’t get the coffee as much upon tasting as I did in the nose. Overall, a good beer that I can appreciate, but I prefer milk stouts and heavier imperials. The only thing really lacking is thickness in the mouth-feel.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small khaki head. Nose is roasty and sweet with light smoked notes, raisins, sweet chocolate. Palate is medium with a tingle, oily notes and a sticky finish. Flavors of rich chocolate, oily dark fruits and some sweet chocolate.
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