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Magnolia Smokestack Lightning

Magnolia Smokestack Lightning
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TylerGreenDC (583) - - 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 (4305) - 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 (9643) - 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 (7278) - 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 (10138) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1731) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19545) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (13668) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11587) - 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.

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