Ravell - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.03/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This is billed as "beer brewed with vanilla" but I don't get much vanilla out of it. In a way, that's a good thing, because I don't want a beer that tastes substantially like vanilla (this just came in a sampler pack). But if it's not going to taste like vanilla, why bill that as the defining feature? I get a very little bit of vanilla at the tail end of each sip, more like something just a bit sweet, really barely discernible as vanilla. The main taste is something really roasty, with a bit of char bitter. I've had other beers with this taste, so apparently it's something intentional. I can't say whether it's well done within that context, but personally I don't care for it. I had their Black as Night Lager last night and it had a similar flavor note. I was surprised that they had so much in common given their ostensible style differences. Both were disappointing to me and I'm a big fan of their #9.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2011 03:00:08 | More by BrownNut
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