jrodooo5 (769) - 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 (5437) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Very dark pour with a foamy clingy brown head. Bitter and sweet chocolate. Smooth palate. Iím stunned this came from Magic Hat!
BrewBoxer (1706) - 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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thegreenrooster (3052) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a black with a nice tan head. Aroma is a nice bitter chocolate with a decent roasted malt follow up. Flavor is again a nice bitter dark chocolate with a decent char from the roasted malt. No real hops are present but this is all about the dark chocolate/roast malts used. Magic Hat I knew you had a good one in you.
demitriustown (1025) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is nicely nutty, malt, chocolate cake, and really roast malt characteristic. Appearance is black ever so slightly translucent and medium to low head that diminish into a tan film. Taste is really roast and toasty, malt, chocolate, smooth, and lightly nutty. Palate is medium to low carbonation with a surprisingly clean aftertaste with a tinge of malts mixed in. Overall, Pretty darn good stuff. Cheers!
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - 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 (744) - 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 (2310) - 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 (745) - 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 (5996) - 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