Humdinger Series: Belgo Sutra - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.54/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Looks very hazy. A rooibos color with auburn tones. The head is restrained, but also well-retained.
Nutty plum, alcohol, prune, dark honey, and clove. Very yeast, but with a candied roast scent. Not bad.
Belgian malts with a thinness that allows the alcohol to stand out. Strange yeast and malt flavors that evoke fruit pits, toasted pita bread, and walnut. Has that dark fruit flavor that follows the nose with notes of plum, clove, and raisin. Dark honey and candi sugar are also prominent, and the finish is decently dry, to boot.
A medium-bodied brew with a bit of stickiness. The carbonation is alright. The booze is a bit reeking.
Eh, I was hoping for a better result from this brew.
Serving type: on-tap
03-02-2014 23:11:46 | More by thecheapies
4.33/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, pear, fig, date, caramel, toast, molasses, toffee, dark candi sugar, brown bread, clove, banana, chocolate, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of dark malt, fruit, and yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, pear, fig, date, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, brown bread, dark candi sugar, chocolate, clove, banana, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, dark candi sugar, brown bread, chocolate, clove, banana, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark malt, fruit, and yeast ester flavors; with big robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian strong dark ale! All around awesome complexity, balance, and robustness of dark malt, fruit, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2013 21:35:37 | More by superspak
4.33/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Poured into a goblet. dark caramel that was slightly cherrywood. near the end of drinking when more light shined through, it was more red. small bubbles, very little head to the point where i was afraid that i might not have gotten it home safely.
Smell: Chocolate was the first smell, dark sugar the ever present "Magic Hat" sweet breakfast cereal that you either love or hate that i haven't found a good description for. dark fruit as it settles the back of the nose.
Taste: at first i get roasted malt bitter which made me think that i was going to come thing in the direction of a porter but it goes quickly to nutty, candy taste that dissipates to bananas nutmeg. slight bread aftertaste. if you have ever had rice pudding at an indian restaurant it has the taste of the trilogy, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. If not for the dark roast bitter coming though this would be almost like drinking syrup.
Mouthfeel: Paints the tongue like a good soy sauce. would be overwhelming if not for the carbonation.
Overall with all the things that could go wrong they pulled it off. which is why i gave the 4.5. iT could have easily been too sweet, but the carbonation, and the roasted darkness bitterness pulls it right back in. Hids the 8.2 candy up front, bark fruit half way down drink the glass. and a spiciness that lingers as an after taste. If you like Hops, don't like sweet beer or you're more into straightforward beers this might not be If you like the taste of middle eastern or Indian food you'll be over the moon for this beer.
Serving type: growler
05-05-2013 01:17:40 | More by NickMGlass
Humdinger Series: Belgo Sutra from Magic Hat Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.