tgncc (3085) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at international Beer Fest 2011. I’m usually more impressed with Magic Hat’s bravery in brewing new and unusual styles each year, more so than I am with their execution. Not the case here. The aroma is earthy, caramel. The appearance is a deep red, cream-colored head. The flavor is earth, caramel, pine. The fiish is light pine, lingering sweetness. Medium to medium/thick in body. Quite good. Standout for this style.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an extremely dark red with a small light tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, cherry and toffee. Nice carbonation, roasted malts, little chocolate and caramel, some fruit.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from a mixed 12 pack poured a red amber color with a thin covering of off white head. aroma has roasted malts, some nuts, and toffee. mouth feel is thin with creeping carbonation. flavor has earthy malts, caramel, dull hops, and a lingering finish. fairly flavorful and is easy drinking.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish pour with a small white head. Caramel malt and cider notes lead to biscuit fruitiness and lactic hints. Medium body with low carbonation. Slightly astringent. Not good...
Headbanger (3765) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 8/13/11 (Binny’s Downers Grove Singles Rack)-420176 in English Pint-Pours a dark red iwth a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, and caramel. Taste of the same with a bit of caramel and smoke. This full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy. Great brew.
czar (7361) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at brewpub. copper-red, decent light beige head, retention, some lacing. roasted malts and fruitiness, earthyness, light but present acidity, light to medium grassiness and citrus. average carbonation, light to medium body. nice.
Finhead (1556) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark red pour with an off-white head. The aroma is malty with notes of caramel, nuts, and some herbal hops. The light body has a somewhat thin texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a dry finish.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, light chocolate, toffee, toasted malt and a hint of smoke. Taste is mild and thin with lightly toasted malt, caramel and not much else. Typical Magic Hat fodder.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep red pour with a slight tan head. smells of carame, and a hint of butterscotch. medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lingering roasty finish. decent brew out of the variety pack.
scarletfire65 (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Night of The Living Dead Variety Pack. Pretty red color, nice off white head. Aroma is earthy, nutty, caramel malt, apple. Body is medium, flavors mirror the nose. The finish is slightly flawed, astringent and harsh. Finishes with a toasty, slightly smokiness, very much like a scotch ale.