Feast Of Fools | Magic Hat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
213 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In medieval times, the celebration of darkness and light was marked with great halls filled with smoke and mirrors. Gilded goblets brimming with seasonal brews were lifted to lips speaking a language no longer known. The present connects the past through the brewer’s art and a beer of utter darkness is born - Feast of Fools Raspberry Stout. Gather thy friendly fools for a round and celebrate the oncoming darkness with sweet ale and glee.

28 IBU

Added by UnionMade on 05-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
213
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
13.01%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of mynie
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don't think I've ever gone so long from the point where I first read about and wanted to try a beer to when I finally got to sample it.

This used to be hypey, believe it or not. Back before beer hype was much of a thing, outside of some non-imported Beligans and a handful of midwestern stouts. Ever since I've acquired the means to trade for Feast of Fools, the notion of doing so seemed somehow pathetic, like sucking dick to get backstage passes for Jackyl. Very Serious and in no way snobby beer geeks wouldn't be caught dead venturing over to Magic Hat to pick this up. And the yokel tourists who did happen to stop by the brewery in December... well, they ain't trading on this board, and if they is, they offering up Breakfast Stout in exchange for Dark Lord.

So, okay, turns out Magic Hat is like literally five minutes down the road from Fiddlehead. So naturally I wanted to stop by and experience in person the kooky brewery I'd seen on so many packages. And, honest, I'm totally hip and with it. I swear. But I like these guys. Think they're just about the most unfairly shat upon craft brewer in the US.

And, lo and behold, they had this on tap and in bombers. I had forgotten about it (and had confused it with Thumbsucker, thinking it had been long since discontinued). Grabbed a growler even though the bar's forced carbonation was off. Because, hey.

Theeeen we pour it into a little chalice, here, out of it's adorable and custom-painted 32 oz growler. Nice and dark, good head. Smells like good blend of a straight up American stout and red raspberry syrup.

Tastes excellent. The closest comp I got is when at the Rogue brewhouse the bartender gave us a Shakespeare that had a shot of Lindeman's framboise in it. Super solidly brewed dry stout mixed with juuuuust the right intensity of authentic tasting raspberry at the back end.

Nothing overpowering, nothing bizarre. Just a blend of medium-strength flavors balanced together almost perfect.

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Photo of jak
3.88/5  rDev -1%

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4.4/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of puboflyons
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

From the 650 ml. bottle. 2014 batch. Sampled on December 5, 2014

Brown pour with a quick lasting tan head that dissolves to nothing. Carbonation bubbles cling to the glass.

Aroma: Raspberry and light chocolate. Not a whole lot else.

The body is medium.

The taste is also overpowered by raspberry and a thin veil of chocolate with a vegetable oil flavor too. That seems very typical of Magic Hat brews. It must be their house yeast.

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Photo of Mike
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ScotNH
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Feast Of Fools from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 213 ratings.
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