damzz (516) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2017 Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my favorite Magic Hat beers. I like the smokey aspect of it, but it needs to have more hop character to it to be a great beer. It’s pretty complex but needs to be cleaner as well.
Pours a deep mahogany with a tan had that leaves lacing. Nose is faint smoke malt. Body is medium. Taste is light smoke with bitter chocolate with a light front of tongue sweetness.. 12 oz bottle Kleg (401) - The Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Clear deep copper color with a small khaki head and fair retention. Minimal lacing. A good blend of caramel malt and smoke flavors. Not as ashy as other smoke beers I've tried, and that's a good thing. 6.9 ABV is well hidden. Enjoyed during Hurricane Irma. Cybercat (6121) - Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Pours clear sepia with a fizzy buff head. Aroma offers caramel, toasted malt, and subtle peaty and smoky tones. Flavor delivers caramel and toasted malt, and more smoky character, plus hints of woody spices. Mouthfeel presents good body but so-so fizz. Let it jinx you. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a crisp bright golden yellow color. Aromas of peat, moss, and vegetables. Flavor is metallic vegetable tasting. Watery, sweet finish that was gone in a second. BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a clear bubbly dark copper with a small diminishing white head. Nice smoky malt aroma, reminds me of whisky, along with some toffee and hops. The flavour, even though it’s a mild version of a Smoked beer, is still pretty good. It’s malty with some smoke, sugar and a little whisky.
hman43 (1769) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2014
It pours amber with a light tan head. It has a roasted aroma with hints of nuts. It has flavors that are sweet which include caramle, roasted elements, and smoked flavoring. The lacing is moderate. It has a semi dry finish with a hint of cherry. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Poured a clear Amber color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of sweet wort, toasted grain, and hints of scotch malt. Taste is grainy, with old citrus fruit, and hints of scotch malt. ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Some of the flavors are there, but it's a pretty thin beer without much body. Not horribly complex or memorable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JonLaRue (68) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Aroma is light smoked malt, so faint that it takes a hard snort. Light brown and pale. Large scotch bites paired with an English ale. The taste is good. The palate is better. A great campfire beer. MartinVanBeer (136) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Thin but dense white head. Aroma is old bread, yeast, and some raisin. Kind of a lot of carbonation for this style. The flavor is fairly bland with some small notes of banana and hay. I get almost no smoke. I like Magic Hat, but this is not my favorite brew from them. However, it is very drinkable, and I think I would enjoy it in the woods next to a camp fire.