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Magnolia Smokestack Lightning

Magnolia Smokestack Lightning
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Huge smoke profile, but it in fact doesn’t contain any smoke at all – all of the color and roast is from the dark roasted malts. It’d be killer with a dessert made with really dark chocolate.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Flat black color with a medium khaki head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lace. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Full-bodied with flavors of charred malt, black coffee and dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a burnt malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"a well rounded impy stout. strong flavored and aromatic, but covers the abv well. dry bittersweet roasted finish, with chocolate, hops, and a bot of molasses in the flavor. nice brew."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap @ the brewery during San Francisco 7/7/14 beer tour. Pours a deep brown appearance and a dark brown head. Anise, plum, dark chocolate, light coffee, grape aroma. Body is a bit thin. Fairly sweet. Heavy on the dark fruit. Lots of licorice and raisins. Slightly burnt flavor. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
On tap at Magnolia. Pour is close to black with a small khaki head. Aroma and flavor are both of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and roast. Finish is a bit spicy with booze very present.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a dark ruby black color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish roasted malty spicy chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted fruity malty spicy chocolate licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy chocolate finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11309) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Just about black in color with a khaki head. Big roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, and some alcohol. An interesting herbal note as well as some spicy hops. Tastes primarily of roasted malt and coffee. A slight acidity, some chocolate, coffee, and burnt sugar. Licorice, herbal anise notes, spicy hops, earth, and alcohol warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2012
From tap, jet black with a nice mocha head. Big aromas of roasted malt, liquorice, dark chocolate, molasses, alcohol and a hint of fennel. The aromas carry right through to the palate. Bit of an alcohol hit but a welcoming bitterness and roastyness comes through; love the liquorice/fennel bitter aftertaste. Only downside was it was served way too cold!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
on tap-pours a tight brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-cocoa/molasses/roasty, earthy. Taste is dark malt-cocoa/molasses/roasty/ashy, secondary earthyhops. Smooth. Mild carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Tasted at brewery. Black with a creamy tan head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma with an earthy chocolate, leather, and roasted malt taste. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty. Smooth dark malty with a distinct liqourice note. Mild bitterness and dark toffee roasted malty finish. Smooth.


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