Odd Notion - Chocolate Belgian Stout (Fall 2009) - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A - Pours thickly; a stout-like pitch black with very little head. Despite the lack of top foam, it looks velvety smooth.
S - Roasty coffee, smoky notes, and a background aroma of dried fruit. Picked up an occasional whiff of some sort of unpleasant mustiness.
T - Very roasty bitter with a twinge of sweetness in its robust, smoky profile. A slightly sour, fruity profile begins to seep through as it warms. Does not finish dry, but the bitterness lingers.
M - Thick, smooth, and pretty fizzy. a good balance of textures.
D - The ABV is a titch high and the bitterness does stick around for a while, so it's not really a session brew, but finishing a whole glass is not difficult at all.
Overall - It's officially a Belgian ale, but seems to carry traits of stout and even rauchbier. A delicious mutt of a beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2009 21:44:19 | More by DannyS
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