Formerly brewed at Magic Rock Brewing
Style: Brown Ale
Huddersfield, England


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A beer both sumptuously malty yet enthrallingly hoppy, we teamed up with our friends at Dark Star for this show stopper of a beer. Multiple hop additions mean massive aromas of lemongrass, strawberry and pine, which develop on the palate while a complex malt bill delivers sweet waves of hazelnut, caramel and summer berry flavours. The finish is balanced, moreish yet crisply classy. Get ready to be entertained, Rock Star has entered the building!

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zimbo (970) - SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
At first this reminded me of Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye until I reflected and understood this this is much more refined. Very much like how it begins with some malty and smooth before heading into a pinetastic assault. Good depth and dimension here.

RichTheVillan (8213) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Keg at Magic Rock Tap Takeover William IV; dark brown thin tan head, fruity aroma, nutty taste with a refreshing fruity character and a roast malt backbone.

fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, London, Greater London, England SW1V 2EE.

Clear medium to dark red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, nutty, burnt caramel - caramelized, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, dark orange citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, burnt / caramelized candy - caramel, sweet, sweet dark citrus hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111205]

cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
keg at hanging bat ... dark black ... thin tan head ...dark roast malts nose ... deep roast ... little too heavy roast .. loads of pine ... little charcoal ....

Svesse (8767) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2012
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark ruby colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, black-currant, citrus and toffee. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, a touch of chocolate, black-currant, orange peel and hints of grapefruit and resin in a finish with a generous bitterness. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and very nice.

dogbomb (1253) - ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
Keg. Dark brown with amber hints. Decent tan head which sits. Nose is fruity and full of berries, raspberry, blackcurrant, a twist of lemon. Opal fruits! Taste is a huge pound of maltiness, followed by a bitter hoppiness giving some lemon/grapefruit and then opening out to the berries - opal fruits again! Finish is surprisingly dry and fruity. Delicious.

FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2012
Keg at North Bar, Leeds (from a backlog of ratings I meant to upload ages ago, but managed to forget). Pours a chestnut brown, finger of head. Aroma is impressively hoppy, with some chocolate and nuttiness too. Taste is similar, with a big fruity hop character and a good malt backbone to balance it, with chocolate, nuttiness and a bit of woodiness too. Bitter finish. Mmm.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
[email protected] Pub & Kitchen, London. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is mildly smoked wood, some ripe berries, herbs and quite floral as well. Flavour is wood, fruits, caramel, dark fruits and some nice bitterness as well.

Beersiveknown (5300) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 27, 2011
Caramac and strawberries nose. Very drinkable pithy grapefruit, light bodied for abv. Dark tiny

omhper (25713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2011
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Clear mahogany colour. Intense tropical fruit hop aroma. Medium-full body with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Some butter and caramel, plenty of pears and kiwi. Massivem somewhat inky bitterness. Heavy and compact.

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