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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Imperial Stout
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Say hello to the Bearded Lady, our uncompromisingly big and beautiful Imperial Stout. Born from our Dark Arts recipe she uses masses of magical malts to deliver deep chocolate, rich coffee and vinous berry flavours all complemented by a balanced yet subtly spicy hop profile. Powerful, robust, intriguing; yet decadently smooth and sumptuous, the lady demands respect…


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1765) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Tap. Jet black and a khaki creamy head. Mineral, bitter chocolate, coffee, slightly fruity an toasty aromas. Flavor is dry, bitter chocolate, espresso, tart dark fruit and roasty dry. Medium and silky body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4533) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a dark cola brown to black in color with a thin beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso, earthy bitterness, and a hint of alcohol. Tasty and a surprise to see on the list.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10086) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Tap sample. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good to excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Draft at GDB in Washington. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a small tan head. Aroma was notes of bitter, chocolate, with some earthy notes. Flavor had some earthy hops, chocolate, bitterness. Caramel. Touch boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3106) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle: Dark brown to black color with a creamy brownish head. Aroma of dark fruits (plums, berries), cacao, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Flavor is fruity (dark berries, sweet cherries), raosty, dark chocolate, cacao beans, acid. Finish with burnt malt, coffee, cacao and dark chocolate bitterness. Long dry end.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788 (261) - Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2013
On draft. Poured dark black with a dark brown head. Smelled like a cold cup of unsweetened black coffee. Tasted like REALLY strong black coffee with a good dry bitterness. Really good but...$10 for a 9oz pour is a bit much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours an inky black with some clumpy, soot colored head. Nose has a lot of licorice, toast, brown sugar, malt, a little earthy, cracker. Flavor has a lot of licorice and molasses, a touch of smoke, almost a little sausage fat, malty, toast, some soy, booze, a touch of cough syrup, black pepper. Full bodied, slightly hot, slightly peppery finish. Unique.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Draft. Small beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, grapefruit, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, caramel, earthy/grapefruit, some bittersweet chocolate. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft in Washington DC! Woohoo! Very dark maroon brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of tobacco, burnt espresso. Taste is rich dark cocoa, unsweetened coffee, figs, dates. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (111) - FINLAND - OCT 1, 2013
330ml bottle @ home. Orderd from Ales By Mail. Magic Rock Rocks! Second beer from Magic Rock and this is also very good without compromises.


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