UnionBeerCzar (81) - Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Been away for a few weeks, always give my liver a break at the beginning of the year. First rate of 2013, must preface this by saying I am not a fan of Magic Hat but this was gifted to me and I am intrigued, even though I was completely underwhelmed by Burnpile rendering from the Humdinger series. Corked & caged 750 to CBS snifter. Lots of pillowy yellow/white head with cloudy orange liquid. Lots of sticky white lacing hanging around, mellow nose just a bit of spice methinks. It’s a little hot right out of the gate, mid-palate is really nice lot of flavor; cardamom, mesquite honey, burnt banana. Finish is more heat and something astringent. Almost kills it for me. Mouthfeel is all over the place; full to start, medium in the middle, again really big astringent finish. Overall, this was better than expected and might be even better in a few years, still haven’t been won over by this brewery.
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Soft caramel and a touch of hops on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet and malty. Slight warm alcohol, soft toffee. Long slow caramel and sweet malt into the finish.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the End of History tasting. Aroma of caramel, malt, pretzels, and peaty hops. Pours golden with a small frothy head and nice carb. Taste is malt forward with nice grassy hops, toast, and caramel. Not too sweet and not overbearing on the wheat. Nice and easy to drink.
Jow (2494) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at End of History tasting. Golden brown pour. Tastes of brown sugar, honey, butter, pine, wheat, light fruit. Syrupy palate touch too sweet.
jtclockwork (10268) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Jester King at End of History tasting. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of orange peel, orange cream, caramel, toffee and wheat. Medium body.
vtafro (4414) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden pour with tan head. Sweet malty aromas. Light sweet maple and sweet malt flavors. Drinkable and sweet but not boozy.
tgncc (2994) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is fruit, honey. The appearance is light orange gold. The flavor is sweet, fruity. Medium in body. Finish is sweet, light pine. Very little in the way of hops. Nice, a tad sweet.
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown and bubbly head; Smooth, with malt liquor characteristics. Balanced, although a tad of sour in finish.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overly sweet and lacks a full carbonation. Appearance is a cloudy copper gold with minimal lacing and a quick to dissipate head. Hints if caramel, plums, raisins.
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pottygok (522) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Lots of yeast aromas--cheese and wet leaves, with hints of bread.
Appearance: Clear bright orange with a rich tan head.
Taste: Light sweetness with a medium sourness to balance.
Palate: Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Alcohol is a bit overpowering, and the complex layers that ought to be there are lost. It’s not a bad beer, but a bit one-dimensional.