Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Pours very very dark red. Creamy thick head. Not much nose, faint earthy/malty. Surprising bitter chocolate with a very nice hop balance. Very clean finish. michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2004
nicely surprised by this one -- great roast aroma but not too much -- a little cloudy, but the flavor was smack on -- i would gladly stock up on this one BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 21, 2005
Wow, much better than anticipated. Pours deep ruby with a light tan head. Smokey, coffee aroma. Taste is coffee, malts, along with a great medium body. Smooth all around. The first irish ale i have enjoyed alot. boto (2261) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2001
It's not Smithwick's, but it'll do!......................................... Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Pours red brown with a nice head. Smells of hops, and wheat. Very earthy smell to it. Hints of fruit and spices as well. Tastes very good, nice and smooth. This could be a new regular for me.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2005
deep amber to red poor . offwhite head . very dry and refreshing . tones of caramel and a bit of fruit . smooth with a nice finish . very good Irish lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Deep red in the glass. Almost a chery wood color. Dark. Head is white but reddish, almost pink. Solid head with nice lace. Looks just great. Smell is hoppy, then quite fuity like spiced apples.
Taste is an initial hoppy bite. Malty and fruity too but the hops and bitterness seem to overpower the rest of the flavors. Medium bodied with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Quite drinkable, an everyday fall/winter brew. I’m beginning to like Magic Hat more and more...
XO (52) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Bottle. This one pours a dark red with a tan head that stays around. This is a great looking beer! Smoky, hints of coffee - maybe some chocloate. I think this may be Magic Hat’s best, Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle. Ruby colored and full bodied. Good sized head. Complex, malty, brown sugar or roasted flavors. Good drinking. jsmerig (1656) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2017
Pours a brownish red almost identical to the color of the bottle it came in. Tan frothy head with good lacing. Aroma of syrupy malt. Taste is sweet but mellow with an earthy offset of bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth.
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