Demo - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a very dark brown, nearly black with little head to it. Lot of sediment floating around, which I wasn't sure about until I read a few reviews here. That's comforting, I guess.
S: A little smokey with a few coffee notes. Smells more like a porter than an IPA, but then again, I don't have much experience with Black IPAs.
T: Smokey on the taste with mild coffee notes. Tastes like a porter, but kind of watery. Has that roasty malt taste that one might expect from a porter, though this beer oddly isn't supposed to be one. A little thin, but the taste overall is pretty good.
M: As I noted in the taste section, thinner and waterier than I would expect, for both an IPA or a darker beer like a porter or stout. It's a little distracting, but not so bad that it diminishes too badly from the overall experience.
Not at all what I expected. There's not a hop to be had in the taste and it tasted much like the dark beers it resembles. Not the most balanced beer and a little thin, but not a bad taste and makes for a surprisingly solid brew.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2012 06:39:16 | More by ScorpyX
Demo from Magic Hat Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.