theprof (1371) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2018 c0fein (660) - Helsinki, - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ home. Orderd from Ales By Mail. Magic Rock Rocks!
Second beer from Magic Rock and this is also very good without compromises.
Tap at the Junkyard. Pours espresso black with tan foam ring. Aroma richly roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is medium to full sweet then medium bitter with a sustained chocolate note. Palate medium to full with creamy feel average or more carbonation and a long finish. Certainly a beer to savour. ManVsBeer (11175) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Keg @ Vocation & Co, Hebden Bridge. Black with a thin head. Has a good strength but palatably so with a stated roasted malts character. Grumbo (4264) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle enjoyed on a night out in Bristol a while back. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. No tasting notes kept, just rating. Very good.
Taboada (1533) - Compostela (Galiza), SPAIN - JUN 5, 2017
Tap. Tasted on the 13/05/2017 at MBCC (Copenhagen). Black colour with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, black chocolate, coffee beans, toffee and caramel. Taste is sweet chocolate and caramel with a roasty background. Aftertaste and finish are sweet. Low carbonation. Next one please! hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2017
May 13, 2016. On tap at CBC, yellow session.
Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2017
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted and malty with cocoa, some coffee, caramel, toffee, licorice and some waring notes. Sweet, malty, roasted, bitter and slight boozy taste. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Warming finish with a roasted, slightly dry woody bitter finish, some malty sweetness as well.
Draught at MBCC 2017. Low but lasting fluffy light brown body. Pitch black body. Roasted malt coffee cocoa aroma and flavor. Ratther sweet with little hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish. Well balanced with an alcohol level that is nicely disguised. alvaro78 (662) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2017
Aromas a chocolate , naranja, un poco de madera y licor.
Buen aspecto, espuma color crema oscuro. Espuma fina y poco persistente.
En boca cacao, naranja y madera al principio y el final es licoroso como el aguardiente. melush (4970) - SPAIN - APR 1, 2017
33cl Can @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
Black colour with a thick tan head.
Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, licorice, alcohol.
Taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, hints of citrus and pine.
Medium to full body, soft carbonation. john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at Craft 100 Festival at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in Mar 2016 - Opaque Brown Black in colour. Small beige head. Very Malty; roasty malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, some liquorice. Spicy. Fruity; dark fruit and berry fruit notes. Hoppy; piney hops. Medium bitter roast chocolate and coffee malty throughout. Good stuff. Enjoyed this. Nice Impy Stout! (2016-03-26)
ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Draught at Oliver Twist, 11/28/16.
Pitch black body shows light clarity on the edges and a fluffy, dark beige-to-tan head with moderate retention.
I’m always extremely nervous ordering beers over 7 or 8% and especially ones this high but I really enjoyed the first Magic Rock I had so I figured I’d suck it up and get the 8oz pour. The nose is rich with cocoa, fudge, caramel and ample roast character to offset it. It balances quite nicely, and there isn’t any noxious alcohol or huge boozy ester character. Quite vinous actually, but with a "softer" graham cracker and vanilla base malt character that is augmented with light green hop notes and no surplus of acidity from the hops.
In the mouth it’s fairly thick, though importantly not sluggish or syrupy. Graham cracker, caramel, milk chocolate and espresso vie for dominance as boisterous dark fruits brighten things. Soft, ample carbonation, good attenuation and little booziness. Very nice stuff! Will continue to seek out Magic Rock