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Magnolia Smokestack Lightning

Magnolia Smokestack Lightning
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
[2/2/16] Draught at Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery in San Francisco. 9.1% Black with a tan head. Nice aroma of smoked sausage, some coffee. Bittersweet flavor with roast, coffee, smoked meat. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7311) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2015
Tap at the Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Poured a clear dark brown with a round light tan head. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth rich dark chocolate, charcoal malt liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
Draft at Delirium Hoppy Loft. Pours black with a ring beige head. Aroma of smoked malts, peaty notes, toffee, licorice and caramel. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (7435) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2015
Thx! for sharing. Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Black with no head. Nose is hugely smoked soy sauce, varnish, light nail polish. Taste is glue, varnish, soy sauce, sugar, nail polish, herbal chocolate, heavy umami smoke,… Thick syrup body. Odd with the vanish, nail polish, smoked soy sauce notes,… Potentially polarizing but I am not a big fan of umami forward beers esp. coupled with odd notes like here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
On tap at Smokestack. Opaque black coloured pour with a lasting mid tan head. Aroma is big solvent alcohol, treacle, boozy fruit cake, dried fruits and burnt sugar. Flavour is composed of warming alcohol, rum and wood, dried fruits, burnt toffee, unrefined sugars fruit cake. Palate is solvent, fruit cake, semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Lingering unrefined sugars.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TylerGreenDC (762) - - MAY 4, 2015
Draft. Not much here for such a big beer. Thin body, thin flavors. Some tobacco, some dried fruit. But pretty faint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
On tap at Smokestack Magnolia. It pours a dark brown/black with a tan head. The aroma is fresh pumpernickel bread, dark chocolate and a little coffee. Light licorice notes as well. The flavor is super smoky with tobacco, dark chocolate, fig, prune and a heavily roasted finish. Very thick, full body. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11180) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9651) - 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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10445) - 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.

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