SlimHabib (484) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 21, 2015 Dacrza (1067) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DATE TASTED: November 14, 2013... GLASSWARE: Howard’s Pub pint... OCCASION: Game of Thrones reading Thursday--chapters in the Vale... APPEARANCE: dark ruby red/black velvet body--another sinister-looking attempt from this mixpack; off-color lunar craters of head that holds thickness; laces well... AROMA: for Magic Hat, surprisingly straight-forward in its malty aroma; roasted toffee and some astringent chemical brine (the glass?)...PALATE: low to medium-bodied with little activity in the mouth; a bit creamy, but not lactic...TASTE: flattened maltiness with a lingering aftertaste; elusive hops make this a thin, drinkable profile; sessionable with a buttery finish...OVERALL: undoubtedly, this most straight-forward Magic hat I’ve had--nearly everything from these guys has an odd twist or turn to tis profile, but this delivers a true ESB approximation; a bit thin overall, but serviceable...
Bottle pour. Hazy golden Amber with an off white head. Sweet malts with caramel, toffee, and light citrus. Oily medium body. Sweet initial taste with a light bitter aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hotstuff (5278) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Rated on 10-05-2013 (Bottle) When poured, the appearance is a large foamy ivory head that mostly diminishes, transparent amber body, slow rising carbonation, and spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, earthy, toffee, sweet, light hops, and light spice. The flavor is sweet, caramel malt, light spice, toffee, and light hops. The mouthfeel of this beer is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this is a session beer that I would consider drinking again. brandon1989 (712) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pours a dark amber with red hue and a thick off white head. the aroma is sweet malts. the taste has some sweet malts but a little more bitter than i expected but in a good way. very earthy beer and i also pick up some brown bread and even coffee in the flavor as well. geologyguy (1687) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
smell is of malty sweetness, taste is much more bitter than expected, no malt, only a hint of sweetness that is masked by 2 hints of hops...wish it tasted like it smelled!! DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper with minimal off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, mild hopcitrus, mild earthiness.. Tastes earthy and malty, with mild notes of nuts, hops, and citrus..
Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma was maltty with caramel, toffee and citrus. Flavor was lightly sweet with caramel, citrus, subtle chocolate a touch of toffee and had some nuttiness with a dry finish. dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Pours deep amber with some beige head. Caramel malt with a lightly bitter finish. glennmastrange (2939) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Light to moderate malt aromas of roasted and milk chcocolate, pine for the hops, soap for the yeast, with hint of toffe and brown sugar. Head is large, frothy, off-white with some spots of lacing and is mostly diminshing. Color is clear reddish brown. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. palate is on the lighter side of medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a slightly dry finish. A nice hoppy Amber Ale and a pretty good drinking beer. UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle poured a clear brown hue w/ a medium frothy light tan head w/ no lacing. Medium malty aromas. Initial flavor is mild sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, grass, and bread. Medium bodied, average carbonation, watery mouthfeel, and a dry finish. kidobutai (700) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Nice brown color, small head. Great aroma, malty and chocolate. Same taste, slightly tart, delicious.