BenH (2832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at bat. Dark red with off white head. Aroma of pine, NZ hop aroma, papaya, gooseberry. Similar fruit flavours, grape with a tasty caramel malt mad slight nuttiness. Full body with a bitter finish. Taste better than it smells,tastes ddelicious
dogbomb (1001) - ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Deep red scarlet ale. Opaque with, as expected, a BIG TOP. decent offwhite head too. Smells of mango, grapefruit, lime. Taste is surprisingly malty, but still tons of fruits. Mango and lychee and a little plum perhaps. Finish is solid. Dry, sweet and bitter and lasting.
Theydon_Bois (11405) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at William IV (Magic Rock takeover) 10/12/12.
Dark chestnut brown with reddish hues, good sized bubbly off white head.
Nose is caramel malt, Tizer, sugars, good thwack of pine, hops.
Taste is pine forward, dark toffee, light smoke, touch of wood.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. The alcohol is well disguised.
More great stuff from Magic Rock !
Leighton (13186) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at King Bill IV, London during the Magic Rock event. Pours rich, amber-brown with a tight, creamy tan cap. Nose holds dirty earth and pine, toasty bread, toasty grass. Medium sweet flavor with lots of pine, earth and dirt, some burnt grass, rich toasted brown bread, very light dried berries. Medium bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Moderately resinous finish with toasted pine, dry berries, mild warmth, rich brown bread. Good and ballsy.
Rune (8881) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half- pint, keg beer, served chilled at BrewDog Camden. Slightly unclear, dark brown body. Bubbly, tan-coloured head. Rings of lacing down the glass. Aroma of bitter liquorice and dark, mid-sweet malts. Blended flavour of apricot and liquorice bitterness. Bitter dried fruity ending. Nice but quite heavy to drink (London, 06.11.2012).
madmitch76 (17006) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26th November 2012
Euston Tap. Cloudy rto muddy red brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Not a pretty beer! Smooth semi soft palate with fine minerally carbonation. Very creamy malt with a streak of grain. Big skunky hops. Traces of citrus and red berry fruits. Finishes smooth and semi dry. On the face of it this should be a very good beer. But it’s a little to grainy and the hops a bit too skunk dominant Still not bad though!
spacecube (1154) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, deep red pour with a small head. Malty and fruity hops, the defining aroma characteristic is a nutty note which was quite unusual, big alcohol kick. Nice beer
jackl (5368) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ The Euston Tap. The pour’s hazy reddish brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is tangy cherry meat, a bit of fruit squash, plenty of acerbic grassy countryside aromas. The taste is big tropical fruits (mango and pineapple) balanced by some rich nuts and piss-soaked wood. Quite bitter on the finish. Medium body, a sipper. Overall, another good brew from Magic Rock.
stravale (2388) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ BrewDog Aberdeen 261112
Reddish copper amber, clear, off white head, good lacing
Aroma - fruity caramel malts, orange, grassy hops, some fruity red berries, soft citrus hops, resinous hops
Taste - caramel malts, rich malt here, bitter herbal note, grassy hops touch of nettles, some citrus hops, lots of malt here, fruity caramel, touch of toffee, caramel toffee taste a bit like the stuff they coat popcorn
Palate - soft to medium carb, fairly oily. Finish - bitter grassy hop linger with a touch of caramel scorched toffee
Overall - Another good beer from Magic Rock but not one of their best - a tad malty for me but that just my own preference
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2012 tap at hanging bat ... nice ruby red ... big foam light tan head .... big zezty woody citrus nose ... way too cold... can tell just picking up glass ... quite bitter ... loads of hop (very nannystate) ... light woody bitter ...way too bitter for me, and looking at other ratings just me