Ravell | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
An enormous play in one significant act, Ravell is a porter brewed with whole vanilla beans, once available whenever young William and father John deem it so.

28 IBU

Added by taez555 on 03-06-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a very nice black body with a very thin tan head to it. The smell is of roasted malts with a hint of vanilla. The taste is of roasted malts with some coffee flavors to it. I get a little sweetness (vanilla) on the back of the tongue. The mouth feel is great, it isn't thick like a porter, but i like this consitency. Overall i really enjoyed this beer, and i'm not a big porter fan.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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2.47/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle poured into a DFH snifter. What starts as a handsome tan head quickly shrinks into a wispy skim. Not much in the way of lacing, but the auburn highlights are attractive.

Subtle nose of cocoa, vanilla and roast. Thin and tangy with a watery finish, this sweetish porter misses the mark. I'm thinking the vanilla probably accentuates Ravell's shortcomings rather than hiding them. Ratcheting up the roast to create a better foil for the sweeter elements would do it a load of good.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Quite dark brown. Good color to it. Head is one finger thick, poor retention.
S- The aroma is pleasing with a touch of sweet vanilla, a bit of roasted malt.
T- The taste was ok at first but I had two main issues with it. First, the vanilla didn't come through that much at all. Second, the roasted malt notes, though welcome, took too much control and came across a bit astringent.
M- Medium-light for a porter. Carb is low. A bit dry in finish. Grating astringency on the tongue.
O- This one is a pass for me in the future.

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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic.

This beer pours out pretty dark for a porter, no light shines through the very dark brown this beer pours. It has two fingers of head and some nice retention. The aroma is roasty, with vanilla overtones. The taste is quite good, it's intensely roasty, bordering on smoky at first, but the vanilla beans come and temper things out for a relatively smooth finish that has a touch of ash. The mouthfeel is very nice, it comes on thicker at first, but clears up for the more transparent finish. The drinkability is also quite good. Overall, it's a very good porter.

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Ravell from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 283 ratings.
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