stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Part of a 9 pack sampler of 3 beers. Drank 2 months before the recommended by date. Good color and aroma is very inviting, however the flavor and aftertaste were a little bitter and astringent for my tastes. It grew on me slightly as I drank the second bottle of three.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice caramel and light chocolate aroma with a touch of grassy hop. Very, very deep copper color. Creamy mouthfeel. Full toasty malt flavor well backed by hops. Finishes with a long lingering malt character. Smooth. Nice. Fairly complex character.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great red shaded color. Aroma was strangely both sweet and citric, but balanced. Taste was malty and creamy to start with just a hint of hops at the end, very nice. So smooth and incredibly easy to drink. Very impressive.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great creamy, malty taste with a nice head and body. Yummy!
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RERATE: I liked this beer much more the 2nd, and 3rd time. I find the mild palate and flavor very appealing. The beer is creamy and malty, with a clean hoppy finish. Nice beer.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice brew. A little on the bitter side but nice flavourful malts to make up for it. Creamy palate, dry finish.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the honor of St. Pat’s day - which is quickly approaching - I thought I’d make this one my 500th (not only that, but it looked lonely in my fridge... and it just happened to be the 500th one that I put out of its misery). Turned out to be my favorite Magic Hat, as of today (haven’t had Ravell yet). Real nice candy-apple-red color with a creamy head that leaves behind some rather interesting lace patterns. Nose is sweet and spicy. Flavor is rich and toasted. Mouthfeel is smooth and easy to swallow. Zingy hops seem to complement the malts very well. Not my favorite style, but pretty good stuff. Now, just about 20,000 more to go...
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful color and decent creaminess. A bit of a syrupy finish tainted it for me.
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great head, and a nice dark color even from the bottle. Has a nice palate and good flavor. Very suprising beer, I would definitely drink it again!