TheRobbFather (5) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
After having so many different brews from Short's, I finally tried the Magician. What was I waiting for?! Delicious! It drinks like an amber ale, I feel, even though it's classified as a London style ale.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at HopCat, clear dark orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought caramel, toffee, bread, toast, hints of slight dark fruit, red fruits as well. Taste was a mix of caramel, bread, toast, hints of cherry, slight spice, hints of dark fruit, finishing sweet, dry.
katrinaez (1086) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Low taste. Barley is noted and slight malty notes, but the hops are missing. More ale than fulfilling a red standards. The color is nice, deep in coloring. Aroma is done well. Tap
bigtaster (892) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Deep red brown opaque with 1.5 finger cream head. Aromas of caramel, yeast, cherry. Medium body, creamy carbonation, quick watery finish, medium bitterness in the finish, moderate sweetness throughout. More caramel on the finish with a bit of salty earthiness. Overall well done, just not the style and flavors that I like.
eaglebones (98) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Deep amber red with very thin beige head. Aroma is dark fruits and caramel. Very sweet up front with a little hoppy bitterness. Medium body with light carbonation. With such a pleasant aroma, I expected more complex flavors.
boozedude (2226) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
boober shared with lamont josh and dude at the dub-sak!.. malty caramel, light coffe, other stuff I cant ppint poit, not bad,
Nephilium (1628) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet malt aroma, with hints of caramel and toffee. Pours a clear reddish-amber with a full off-white head. This is far on the sweet side of the scale for the style, with a lot of malt characteristics coming through, caramel, dark fruit, and toffee. Very little to no bitterness, almost tastes more like a scotch ale. Not really to my tastes, if you like sweeter beers, you’ll probably like this more.
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don’t really know what to think it’s a sweet beer with good feel but lacks alot of flavor to me not alot goin on here
paintedmaple (655) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle...not my favor style, however this Amber deliveries a rich and complex maltiness with a bit of hops for balance. Very good.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown appearance, pretty nice toasty aroma with some red fruit. Taste is toasted bread, caramel and dark fruits. Pretty decent.
superspak (4303) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/26/2014. Pours moderately hazy deep red/copper color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, apple, light chocolate, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, apple, light chocolate, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, apple, light chocolate, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Irish red ale. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.