AgedOak (98) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is very appealing of sweet roasted malt and some roasted coffee. Full body with a lush mouth feel. Well balanced taste with roasted aroma coming through in the taste. A very nice beer with some hops at the end.
johnnnniee (1823) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Review from notes sampled 1/2/2008
Pours a very cloudy dark amber with lots of floaties and a thick head that disappears quickly, but that laces the glass all the way down. Smells and tastes a bit of bready, toasted caramel. A bit of spicy hop character. Not a bad brew, not my favorite offering from Magic Hat, but not the worst either.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from back of forgotten ’fridge. Poured a darker amber like a tarnished penny with nearly no head and lots of sediment settling at the bottom of the glass. Roasted malt dominates the aroma along with slight Belgian Dubbel-like notes of fruit, toffee, and caramel. Taste continues the theme along with some alcoholic perception. No distinct wheat, hops taste. Very interesting beer, just as I would expect from Magic Hat!
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Amber pour, white head. Weird beer. Malty and caramel flavor but something weird in the aroma and on the tongue just didn’t sit right with me. Yuck.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one damn fine beer. Dark amber color with a sweetish hoppy aroma. The flavor is much of the same was a sweeter finish than one would expect. At the moment I can’t seem to find the words to do this beer justice. This is an incredibly tasty and refreshing beer that is surprisingly light for this level of alcohol. My only beef is that the only place I can find this beer is in the winter mix pack ’Feast of Fools’. I would like to buy a full 12-pack of just ’Odd Notion’. This is definitely my favorite Magic Hat brew. Cheers.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Pours a brown body with ruby hues and a one finger off white head. Fruity esters sweet with fructose and malt sugars. Wheat and grainy. okay.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark ruby red color. Pretty clear with an off white head. Aroma was very sweet, not much wheat character at all, the candy sugar stuck out though. Flavor was much the same, very sweet and malty, not much wheat characteristics. Not a bad beer, just not much like a wheat.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is very clean with pine hops, chocolate, and roasted malt. The appearance is red/brown with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter and toasty aftertaste. The palate is average. Overall a decent beer.
Damico (2210) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very deep brown ale with a smooth body and flavor. It wasn’t too hopped up or filled with rich spices, just nice subtle flavors that a dark ale should have. The bottle label reminded of those decorated in Belgium for Christmas such as the Noels or the Still Nacht.
gsmitty80 (1680) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was very good. I am a fan of dark wheat beers and this fit the bill. A high alcohol content makes it a great winter seasonal. I hope it comes back around.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
on cask. So had light mouthfeel. Dark colour. Drinkable, average beer overall.