Howl - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.38/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A hard pour reveals a color of deep reddish brown, with a three finger tan head that lingers, leaving thick horizontal lacing. When held to the light, unfiltered particles float near the bottom of this otherwise murky brew. The aroma is composed of generous malt, mild citric hops, and a stale yeasty scent. There are also hints of grape, conjuring thoughts of comparison to some characteristics of a dark wine. The taste begins with a bitter burnt malt flavor. This is quickly replaced by an even grainer taste, specifically of barley, that peaks, and flows through cleanly to the finish. Accompanying this are faint notes of tin and dark chocolate flakes. The brew is medium to heavy bodied, has medium carbonation, is neither entirely creamy nor watery, and leaves the mouth on the dry side. For the style of a schwartzbier it is a bit thick and heavy, making it more of a sipping lager.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was its complex aroma and the clean follow through of the taste (with a great label to boot!). The apparent exhibition of grape in the nose and heavy barley in the taste make for a unique winter seasonal.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2010 02:51:44 | More by TheBrewo
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3.93/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I held this one longer than I should
Appearance: Black as night, doesn't even give a ruby edge when back lit. Holds a white halo of foam and a thin cover.
Smell: Mild searthy hop, cleanly fermented malt, roasted barley, a hint of smoke.
Taste: Some stout flavors, the roasted barley in particular, a slight almost lactic milk stout sweetness, then goes very clean and balanced. Finishes with a light chalky dryness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, slick texture, firm but moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice sipper! Good flavor kept in check, balanced, easy to enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 05:10:45 | More by HardTarget
Howl from Magic Hat Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 895 ratings.