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Magic Hat "Ravell"
Magic Hat Brewing Company - South Burlington, Vermont USA
Porter (ABV 5.8%)

[Best served in a Nonic Pint glass]

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a deep dark black with an average sized (1-2 finger) rocky beige head that receded slowly to just a spotty layer of residue which allowed for some decent lacing.

The aroma was of a burnt dark bread malt, a resin hop and a leathery yeast with notes of bitter sweet chocolate, coffee and a bit of vanilla.

The taste was very malty and a little sweet with a big chocolate note in the beginning and finished with a bold coffee note and a hint of vanilla at the end. The flavor lasted a good long time with the taste of coffee being the most dominant, but also having a subtle hint of vanilla.

Mouthfeel was just a tad under medium in body with a nice creamy texture and a lively carbonation.

Overall a nice robust Porter with just a slight hint of vanilla which did a nice job of breaking up the bitterness.

Sampled: 1/21/2012

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