Heart Of Darkness - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerPhan86:
4.23/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cool to see them bring back another blast from the past, I have not been very impressed with the new beers this company has been making for the last couple of years. Poured into a Magic Hat pint glass for novelty's sake.
A - Black as the Vermont night with about a finger of light brown head. Lacing isn't too sticky but there is good retention on the head.
S - Coffee dominates the nose, but there are hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Very smoky/roasty smelling.
T - Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee up front. Signature Magic Hat yeast and a little alcohol in the finish, which has a slightly smoky flavor. A little bitter and dry in the finish. Really well balanced and pleasant flavors during cold weather months.
M - Smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation.
O - Just a really nice, well rounded stout that makes a great replacement for Howl. Hopefully it will stick around for a while, I think that beer nerds will be happy that it is back. It was certainly nostalgic for me to finally buy some Magic Hat again.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2013 01:01:18 | More by BeerPhan86
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4.04/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into an oversized wine glass. Comes out black with a very thin mocha head, which dissipates quickly.
Smells of roasted malts, toast, and coffee. Slight hint of chocolate as it warms.
Taste is a typical English stout. Roasted malts and minimal hops, with dark coffee and dark cocoa undertones.
Mouthfeel isn't my favorite. A little overly carbonated for a stout, and sort of thin. I like my stouts thick and rich.
Overall, it's nothing to write home about but definitely something I would drink again.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 00:11:39 | More by JDJ
Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,080 ratings.