JonLaRue (24) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is light smoked malt, so faint that it takes a hard snort. Light brown and pale. Large scotch bites paired with an English ale. The taste is good. The palate is better. A great campfire beer.
MartinVanBeer (108) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin but dense white head. Aroma is old bread, yeast, and some raisin. Kind of a lot of carbonation for this style. The flavor is fairly bland with some small notes of banana and hay. I get almost no smoke. I like Magic Hat, but this is not my favorite brew from them. However, it is very drinkable, and I think I would enjoy it in the woods next to a camp fire.
Aholmb1 (115) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: translucent golden brown color with crew colored head, about an inch head when poured and dissolves and a medium pace
Aroma: not too strong of an aroma, malt
Taste: malty, smoke, more flavor at end but not the most flavorful beer
Palette: light bodies beer, small bitterness at end but not potent
Overall: I have had better the flavor is not complex
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pottygok (484) - Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Hints of yeast with caramel malts, but it’s all very faint.
Appearance: Bright amber with a nice tan head.
Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a light sourness.
Palate: Medium body, slick oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Not a fan. I’m not sure what they were going for with this beer, but it certainly isn’t working.
akoeninger (476) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish amber color. Sweet, earthy, and yes a hint of smoke. One of the more enjoyable offerings from Magic Hat that I've had. Full bodied and rich. A decent scotch ale and a good fall beer.
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airrick2003 (523) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Appearance: pours with a large light tan or dark beige head that settles into a nice density, the beer is a really clear transparent brown color
Aroma: very slight smoke, malty, alcohol
Taste: smoke spice on the finish, also some bitterness on the finish, malty backbone
Palate: bitter and spicy aftertaste, lively carbonation, medium mouthfeel,
Overall: not a bad beer but it just leaves something to be desired, lacks complexity, does have some smoke notes in there tho, probably an amber with smoke is the best way to describe it
N3lson1 (236) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank out of a twelve ounce bottle purchased from Wegmans. A slight earthy aroma but pretty bland. A crisp initial taste, finishing slightly smokey and bitter. Would like to see Magic Hat incorporate some roasted malts.
monk191 (1049) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A below average scotch ale, pretty boring. Pours a super clear ruby red with little head. Smells of fruit, caramel, a bit of vanilla and hazelnut. Taste is quite empty, smooth but forgettable, with a strange caramel apple finish. Had in the bottle.
BelgiumBellyDank (11) - - SEP 23, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
The smoky aftertaste emulated a campfire, but failed to capture the pleasantness of such a setting. I thought the aftertaste killed the beerperience.
sfontain (811) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from variety pack. Clear amber. Aroma dark sugar, dried fruit, caramel. Fruity sweet caramel, toast. Used to love this in college around 12 years ago, and now I’m extremely unimpressed and almost put off. This is a non-committal smoked beer, and it’s not enjoyable as a smoked beer, nor as an unsmoked Scotch ale. I think they added smoke since I last had it.