Scipio (701) - 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.
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours nice and dark with a decent head and aromas of toasty malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Flavor is a charming mix of chocolate and toasty stout Flavors. Mouthfeel is fairly silky and finish is sweet and chocolatey.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a black/brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, and caramel. Taste is chocolate, coffee, and nuts (very tasty). Feels light to medium bodied with a slight bitter finish.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and sweetness. Taste is roasted malts and dextrose. A very pleasant taste Ok sweet stout.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of mild roasted barley and iced coffee. Tastes like smooth, slightly sweetened coffee. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and carbonation somewhat prickly.
DANEgerous (90) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black with very little red tinge when held to light and a tan head, sadly very little aroma so my hopes got down down the beer. Unfounded was my doubt it is a blast of bitter near burnt grain, toast, spices and even note of orange and anise.
mcox90 (1545) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours inky black with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and oatmeal. Nice semi sweet flavor. Silky smooth palate, although a tad thin. Delighted to see that Magic Hat has brought this back.
LiMuBai (174) - - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Never thought I was a fan of stout, but this is damn good. Milk chocolate foamy head, chocolate is evident in both aroma and flavor. A nice full flavor with a hint of bitter finish.
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate off-white head. Lots of roasted notes to the nose of this. Not what I expected for a sweet stout - more roasted and coffee notes to it than anything else. Tasty, though.
highibus (729) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black with ruby edges. Interesting aroma a little smoky and toasty but a slight sweetness as well. Flavor is lightly sweet with a nice lingering finish. Decent beer.