Doofgoblin (322) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is not great and it’s not bad either. Some roast malt notes with some sweet raisin elements as well. The body is sweet and thin and has a lingering sweetness.
mkgrenwel (572) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like a cola. Dark brown withno head and lots of bubbles bursting at the surface. Nutty creamy aroma. Flavor is raisin and coffee. Body is thin. Fruit forward and not a lot else. Not quite sweet, but I think diacetyl is making it feel richer than it should be. Exactly what I picture from a Magic Hat stout.
Cakes (376) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Chocolate and malt are evident. A bit watery, not mixed well.
dlbeer (832) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of dark malts, chocolate and coffee. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, slight smoke and slight sourness. Pretty good stout.
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kirk36 (142) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light cannot penetrate this stout. Murky , squid-ink black. Think death in a glass. A nice coffee left-over. I would place this on the desert beer list. Yes, after a good prime rib sit back and sip it. Certainly not a high-alcohol stout. Good for sissy-pants whom are just wetting their pallets.
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hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with a 2 finger khaki head with decent lacing that hung around for a little while. Notes of milk chocolate, sweet grapes, roasted malts. Taste same as aroma but roasted malts more pronounced on the back end. Smooth creamy mouthfeel though. Wish it had a bit more body but not complaining. Very drinkable stout.
greenhorn1 (819) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nothing too exciting, just your average stout. Too thin of a palate for a stout. Some notes of bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt. Funky nose.
ajnepple (2418) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount into a pint glass. Black appearance with light sediment. Light brown head that diminishes to a thin ring and leaves light lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, light vanilla and light fruits. Similar flavor, rich and fairly sweet, with light bitterness. Medium body, smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. Pretty straight forward stuff, but it works for me.
ScipioA (323) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out black with a big tan head that sticks around for a while, this is a great looking beer. Roasted, nutty, and fruity aromas waft up out of the mug. The flavor is quite sweet and fruity, with a fairly low share of roastiness I usually associate with a stout. Some tanginess, from the hops perhaps? Roasted flavors come through in the aftertaste, but as an odd ashy sensation. Decent mouthfeel, not quite up to the claims in the copy but still a pleasant, thick stout.
Jamesthebrit (283) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light sweet notes. A little roasty.
Looks lighter like a Porter or almost a brown ale. Taste is light. Malty. A little roastiness. A little alcohol and a little dull hops. Palate is light but smooth sort of like... plasticy ChapStick note on the finish.
Overall this is an OK beer... but its lacking in execution. Hops seem off and its too malty. Also not enough body for a stout... definitely drinks like a porter or even a brown ale. Plastic note kills this finish. Oh well. Its karma for only trusting rate beer.