Demo - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Ratings: 400 | Reviews: 139 | Display Reviews Only:
4.4/5 rDev +27.9%
This is my first Beeradvocate review, I chose to start with this beer because I was absolutely shocked to see the poor reviews it is receiving. Magic Hat's Demo is one of the best new beers I have tasted in a long time.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown/black with a creamy head about one finger width that lasts for the whole beer.
Smell: Smells of hops, chocolate, roasted coffee and roasted malt.
Taste: Excellent. A cross between the smooth richness of a stout with the floral bitterness of an IPA. Strikes an excellent balance between sweet and bitter.
Mouthfeel/drinkability: Highly carbonated, yet smooth. Has a somewhat thin mouthfeel, but the creamy head and rich flavors add a certain depth. Not quite a session beer, but certainly not too heavy to polish off a six-pack.
01-30-2011 21:15:28 | More by mbaldwin22
4.28/5 rDev +24.4%
I get that roasted dark coffee/chocolate bitterness even some lactose stout smells followed by citrus floral smells from the hops.
You definitely get the chocolate roasted coffee tastes right up front followed by citrus and piney bitterness. The best thing is how the bitterness from the roasted malts and the bitterness from the hops combine together.
The only thing keeping this beer from being outstanding is the thinner mouthfeel and maybe a LITTLE more hops but im not complaining too much at all. With that being said it seems masterfully crafted the bitterness and roasted qualities coming together in unisen to create honestly my favorite magic hat offering.
04-15-2012 23:31:30 | More by thebrood1987
Demo from Magic Hat Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.