cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes. One of the better offerings from the odd notion series. Pours out a black hue, coffee head. Aromas are muddled cocoa, vanilla, and malt. Palate is decently smooth until it hits a wall with a bitter cocoa finish. Fluffy and light, I would have actually rather seen this in the winter pack or as a reoccuring offering.
dnstone (2046) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolatey and a bit smokey aroma. Smokey,deep bitter chocolate. Black in color.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with no real head to speak of. Sort of a chocolate syrup aroma with some roasted malts. Basic chocolate and roasted flavors. Nothing that gives it a Belgian slant. Oily, fuller body. Balanced finish.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark brown with an orange / brown head that leaves quickly. The aroma has roasted malt, cocoa, cream and mild duds. Medium / thin body with a ton of prickly carbonation. The flavor starts with roasted malt and some peppery traits, some green apple and a bit of metallicness The finish reminds me of copper. Okay, but nothing I’ll need again.
unclemattie (3906) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown pour, brown head. Sweet aroma of chocolate malt, chocolate cake with fudge icing. Flavor of cocoa, dark chocolate, black patent, burnt grains, coffee roast. A very pleasant surprise. Deep, dark, chocolately roast. One of the better Magic Hat. It’s no Lucky Kat!
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s. Dark brown pour with off-tan head and nose of dark malt, some dark choc, figgy fruit. Medium palate heft, with predominant dark malt, dark chocolate, and some fruity notes. Decent.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in color with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malts. Taste is of roasted malts, light yeast, coffee, and chocolate.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t know if it’s just me, but all Magic Hat beers tend to taste like Magic Hat. Darker pour. Some floral chocolate taste and nose. 4/4/10
Alphadelic (1729) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Impenetable black with a foam that looks like an ol’ cowboy’s chewin’ tobaccy spit. Damp earth and bitter chocolate on the nose. Delightfully smooth chocolate with a deep roasted coffee in the finish. Milky in texture with a prickly carbonation. Super duper long coffee-like finish. Drank this with a bitter chocolate tart and top notch vanilla ice-cream, shit yo ’twas the bomb.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark chocolate brown with a small, light-brown head. Rich milk chocolate and bittersweet chocolate chip aroma with some roasty whiffs of coffee, slight smoke and an underlying raisin fruitiness. Moderately sweet, mildly bitter flavor. Dry, earthy coffee finish is preceded with notes of sugared dates and mild licorice. Mildly carbonated with medium body. In my opinion, this is bordering a sweet stout style. Thanks to Narnad for the bottle.