TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2005
Pint pulled at the Magnolia Brewpub in San Francisco, a dark black with a large head which was creamy but frothy on top. A malty aroma, toffee-like. Flavour is reminiscent of stewed fruits with a hint of sweet bitterness. Very very smooth in the mouth. On of my all time favourites! Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Pour is dark dark brownish black with some ruby highlights and a dense nice tan head...smell is great, with nice roasted malt and some nutty and toffee aromas too...taste is sweet and also very toasty with some great chewy malt flavors...finish is lingering and leaves a great aftertaste...weird, a fairly deep brown ale... DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
10 ounce sample on cask at the brewpub. The aroma has a really nice nuttiness, as well as some good toasted malt character. Lightly sweet, and nicely aromatic. Transparent mahogany body with a medium, bubbly light tan head. Good lacing. Starts with a flavorful toastiness, before a little light coffee character comes in the middle. Finishes with light astringency. Very easy-drinking. bdleedahl (436) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Their best beer i've had thus far. Smoky, but not overhopped. Medium body, but it suits the beer perfectly, making it an easy drinker. Magnolia SF Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
On tap, at the brew pub. Nutty brown aroma. Dark brown, medium tan head. Interesting malty taste - rather flavourful. Some other taste present - is it a spice? Maybe some dry baker’s chocolate? Whatever it is, I like it and it adds to the flavour. Just a tad watery, otherwise solid and very good. Man, I’ve had some excellent brown ales on my trip so far.
Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
Dark brown. Upfront liquorice, toffee malts. Light body but smokey, toffeeish malts make this is pleasurable brown and the only fully realized beer I had at Magnolia. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
on tap-pours a thin tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is rich medium/dark malt-cocoa/roasty. Taste is rich medium /dark malt-coffee/cocoa/roasty, some earthy hops. Easy. Soft carbonation. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap at the brewery. It pours a nice mahogany color, clear but dark with an off white head. The aroma has great notes of strong toffee, cocoa and toast. Kind of like a Heath bar without all the sweetness. The flavor is more toffee, toast, mild red berries, and a hint of mineral tartness and toastiness in the finish. Dry. A great session beer. kevinsenn (2213) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
On cask at Magnolia. Clear brown with a beige head. Roasty caramel aroma. Nutty, toasty, roasty, sweet taste, with a slight bitter finish. Mmm smooth cask mouthfeel. Good. j12601 (11943) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin tan head. Maple syrup on the nose, big brown sugar. Medium-bodied, soft roast, toast, a touch of molasses and brown sugar. Never picks up the sweetness the nose implied, which is a nice thing actually. Gentle bitterness into the finish, super easy drinking and loads of flavor for a beer under 4%. Nicely executed.