labattslover74 (86) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2017
What a pretty bottle. Don’t judge it by it’s looks. I poured it into a Mason jar and it had a beautiful Mahagony color head with a one finger tan white head. I smelled hops, fruit, toasted bread, then I took a sip.
Instant taste of malt, alcohol, way to much hops for a brown ale, and just complete bitterness.
Because I drank a few better tasting beers before sampling this, I just started chugging it even though the drain in the sink is not to far away.
I’ve had other offerings from Magic Hat but I will not be purchasing this again anytime soon.
BTW this became a 2.1 because of appearance and aroma. wombat23 (2173) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber hue with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread, berries and alcohol. Taste is largely malt and alcohol. Poorly executed. Did not finish. darbeer75 (1160) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Aroma: very malty and not great; Appearance: dark amber with thin, white head and some lacing; Taste: follows nose - lots of malt; unpleasant finish; Palate: heavy body with long, ugly finish; Overall: will not get again. closey22 (2133) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Hazy brown bubbly beige; aroma is sweet and hop spicy; flava is malty roasty notes some bitterness; feels medium slight fizz; finishes bitter hotstuff (5289) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Rated on 5-21-2016 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a medium sized frothy ivory head that is fully lasting, transparent copper body, fizzy, lively, very fast rising carbonation observed, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, earthy, light chocolate, toffee, toasty, and caramel malt. The flavor presents light bitterness, citrus hops, toffee, chocolate, lightly roasted, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is lively carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. A quaffable beer that is easy drinking. It is an okay beer but it did not leave me wanting this one again. It is fairly easily to forget.
jsporrer (1170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Pours a caramel brown with a medium head of light tan foam. Nice aroma of roasted malts. Medium body with plenty of carbonation and lacing. Crisp roasted malt flavor with a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Has a lingering mouth tingle but just a tad too bitter for me. Bif (2423) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep Amber color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel, bit of nut and grain. Taste of caramel, grain and nut. Solid bitterness that lingers into the finish. Medium body, with a hopped feel. Not bad, just not what I was looking for. Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
12oz bottle 4/13/16 (Jewel Clearance Rack)-48° in Shaker-Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and hops. Taste of the same with more hops on the back end along with some toffee. This light to medium bodied brew is not too shabby. Strangebrewer (1391) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
bottle. Poured clear auburn with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of fruity sweet malt. Medium body, average carbonation with an acidic mouthfeel. Toasty malts with resiny hops that finished tart and moderately dry. RxForHealth (202) - - MAR 15, 2016
Wasn't nuts for this brown ale. Looks and smells great but there was a pronounced persistent bitterness that I couldn't shake. Draught at Okemo resort.
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