Heart Of Darkness - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by MacQ32:
3.53/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A - Pours a deep dark brown, nearly black with a nice finger of smooth looking lighter coffee colored head. Retention is ok, very thin layer covering most of the surface after about 2 minutes, lacing looks decent as well.
S - Sweet chocolate, caramel and possibly vanilla, smells fantastic. Roasty/slightly bitter malts (coffee maybe?) as well, oats and lactose are present.
T - Mostly roasty up front, pretty bold and some hop bitterness (carbonation is pretty strong initially) dominate. As the bitterness subsides the sweetness kicks in. Honestly not getting too much of an oatmeal taste, mostly chocolate/caramel/dark roasty malts. Thinking about retracting that lactose comment....
M - Relatively light bodied, carbonation is overpowering initially, it could just be a mix of flavors and strong carbonation but it seems a little over carbonated. Id prefer a smoother heavier oatmeal stout, not awful but not ideal imo.
O - Pretty tasty, nothing to write home about but you could certainly do worse. The strengths of this brew are its bitterness and aroma. The weaknesses are its bitterness and its over-carbonation/mouthfeel. The head made me think it would be a bit thicker and creamier/lesser carbonated but that was not that case.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2012 18:10:28 | More by MacQ32
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3.73/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A great beer for a nice price and availability. Pours a nice black with a coffee colored head that lasts for a while. The smell was full of malt and sweet scents. The taste was great, hints of dark chocolate and almost fruity notes on the end. The mouthfeel was nice as well. Overall I would recommend for stout lovers as a nice beer to have in between the harder to find and more expensive stouts.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 16:57:45 | More by WhiteHillsStore
Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.