KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour was a dark brown with a mahogany hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy light beige head that was mostly diminishing and had decent streaky lacing.
The aroma was of s roasted bread malt and a dark doughy yeast with notes of milk chocolate, coffee and mild scent of milk.
The taste was very lightly sweet and malty with a touch of milk chocolate at first and then became mildly bitter with a decent dose of coffee and cream at the end. The flavor lasted a little longer than average with a mild bitter coffee ending.
Mouthfeel was right between light and medium in body with a slightly oily texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall a decent light bodied dark brew with a nice milky feel to.
alexsdad06 (9960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle sample from notes. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, a splash of coffee, nutty, earth, thinner body, somewhat watery, flavor was decent, just ok.
Bebum (895) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light body, weak taste, bitter, dry, avg length palate, austere finish, yeasty, good balance.
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tekstr1der (476) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with tan head, smells of malt and some peat smoke. Flavor is similar, almost sweet, but nicely light and smooth. Crisp finish asks for more, but alas, this has been discontinued.
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated based on notes taken 4 Feb 2012 -- Drank while on weekend pass from OTS at Auburn. A good black lager. There are better out there, but this is solid.
Funknmilla (743) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle....I feel a little dirty putting this in a nice beer snifter ...this is a schwarzbier? ...it pours a very dark brown , like flat coca cola...beige head is pretty flat too...it smells quite metallic...I taste some watery molasses and state smoke, a metallic taste throughout with more metal in the finish...metal metal metal lol......rating from 3-8-2010
hotstuff (5079) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog rating on 8-27-2012. This beer has a medium sized beige head that mostly diminishes, reddish brown transparent body, and very fast rising carbonation. The aroma is malt and chocolate. The flavor is roasted malt and sweet. The mouthfeel is smooth, watery and thin. This beer is light bodied. Overall, this beer is easy to drink due to its watery texture. There is not enough going on with this beer for me to want it again.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 Bottle: Deep brown, edging towards black in the center but never really getting there. SCHWARZbier? Come on. Lighter brown edges with a khaki colored, thin layered froth on top. Aroma has a nice bit of roasted & nearly charred malt with a strong backing of dry coffee beans, perhaps just a kiss of unsweet cacao, too. Mild earthiness. Taste is dry, full of more roasted malt, dry coffee grounds, & some light char. Back-end balances with a hint of sweetness from the malt, almost with a mild dark chocolate essence to it. Very mild hint of burnt caramel & molasses. A touch of earthy spice from the hops, I’m assuming. All in all, one of the better Magic Hat beers I’ve had. Decent.
rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. deep brown with small head. big roasty malt body with some chocolate and light coffee. decent for the style.
Bulk_Carrier (5073) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a dark mahogany colored body with a tiny white head that dies fairly quickly.
The smell had coffee, and really kinda overbearing
The taste had the coffee come back with light hops, almost barely noticeable.
The palate was about a medium/heavy, not that sessionable at all, thick coffee aftertaste and finish.
Overall, this is decent for the style, however this is a "meal" beer, too heavy for me and with the low ABV, I was confused why it felt as heavy as it did.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/1/2009. Bottle from a mixed seasonal box. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with grain, caramel and earthy flavors. One if their better brews.