Ernest (7692) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (cocoa powder, roasted grain), with notes of chalk and vanilla.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Very simple and overly sweet. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle from Kroger. Dark pour with a big beige head. Aroma is kinda sweet and roasty with a nice bit chocolate. Taste is ashy and astringent with that covering up what could have actually been a nice cocoa and roasted nut flavor. Awkward finish. Rotbart (155) - - NOV 14, 2012
Faint coffee aroma that purs black with a medium foam that’s light cocoa in color. Strong bitter taste with a smooth coffee finish with a hint of chocolate. ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle from a local friend. Aroma is mostly light/moderate roast, coffee and very light bitter chocolate. Appearance is black with thin mocha head. Flavor is almost all roast and coffee with some resin; the chocolate is really muted. Palate is rather thin and slick. Very drinkable, but ultimately forgettable. pablothirteen (38) - - DEC 7, 2012
Thick, rich pour. Coffee colored head. Not overly bitter, decent stout.
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mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2014
Looks like a cola. Dark brown withno head and lots of bubbles bursting at the surface. Nutty creamy aroma. Flavor is raisin and coffee. Body is thin. Fruit forward and not a lot else. Not quite sweet, but I think diacetyl is making it feel richer than it should be. Exactly what I picture from a Magic Hat stout. mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
bottle poured into a pint glass..dark with a fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee,nuts..dry,malty..not very good. cheap (5855) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2012
A very nice pouring really dark beer. Cleanish stout olfactory. Wew, a little strong at first but I think it starting to mellow immediately. Perhaps borders on imp stout on the slug but each swig has the same metamorphis; strong impact followed by a smoothing effect. Roasty partially burned old campire wood after a breif wet rain. Dense but not thick. radarsock (1192) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Purchased a 6pack at the Newington Trader Joe’s. I’m getting cold feat: it sincerely smells of dog food, spent grain, soy sauce, wheat bread, American hops and milk chocolate. Hopefully it tastes better than it smells. It does taste better, but not by much: starts somewhat chocolatey with notes of cinnamon and hop bitterness. Its ending is a travesty: soured milk, hay, grass trimmings and wax. Fuck, Magic Hat why do you suck so much? queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Sweet chocolate and light mocha aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Coffee, chocolate and a roasty bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.