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Humdinger Series: Burn Pile - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A smoked porter brewed with six malts offering an aroma of caramel and chocolate with a subtle, complimentary smokiness.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 08-26-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

jaxon53, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

wrightst, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Squacher, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

bobv, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

irongator, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

morebeergood, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

mulrich, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

22Blue, Mar 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

InspectorBob, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Ego
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

had this in the cellar for about a year...

eyes...
audible sizzle, one finger of slightly cocoa head, fades in a minute but does not totally vacate the premises, nice lacing, some carbonation gurgling up from the deep dark depths, pretty black but some light is able to work around, nice looking

nose...
sweet cocoa nibs, ah, there is the smoke, kind of playing hide and sneek with my nose, smells like beechwood if I had to guess, it exists on the borderline of smokey meat and smokey outdoor summer camp fire, along with the cocoa nib notes there is a dry cocoa powder aroma as well, overall this is pretty balanced

taste etc...
mild chocolate notes, definitely on the sweeter side, the smoke comes through a little in the after taste, medium full in the mouth and very smooth/silky going down, pretty average with interesting side notes but very drinkable

verdict?
more pile than burn... but not terrible, went pretty good with some red hot blues tortilla chips (they enhanced the flavor actually), adding some chile to this would do it some good imo.

Ego, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

B_Long, Mar 10, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Son-in-Law and I shared a 0.73 litre bottle he brought back from Philadelphia last year: it was broached on 6th Feb 2014, smoking!

One of the most intensely smoked beers I've ever had, I struggled to pick up any other flavours at first because of the burnt smoky depth it had. Slowly dark chocolate and ground coffee esters began to fight their way through the ashtray style feel.

We managed to finish it off, just: we'll not be having another.

I've tried to score it objectively.

BlackHaddock, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

socon67, Feb 03, 2014
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1.88/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Been to the brewery several times and always try what's on tap - had the Humdinger series - I am a fan of porters, and maybe I just tasted it after something very mellow - but it was so smoky I could not even finish the tasting pour, it was like eating a block of charcoal. I've never in my life not finished a tasting pour of a beer... Ever.

MeganPhillips, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

zufffle, Sep 29, 2013
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Humdinger Series: Burn Pile from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.