Heart Of Darkness - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by NedShakeshaft:
4.35/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
The label is wacky even for Magic Hat. However, the brew is definitely no jape.
Pours black (very, very dark brown to be exact) with a solid tan head that stuck around for the duration. What slight dissipation occurred left nice lacing on the glass.
The smell was like, "whoa." Very aromatic for the style. And complex. Roasty malts hit you but it's underlined with chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla. Maybe toffee, too. Citrusy hops present as well. A lot going on, but it's all good.
Delicious. Roasted dark malt taste with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Much hoppier than average for the style. Finished dry. The bitterness didn`t hang around, which is a huge plus for any stout.
I thought the mouthfeel was a bit off. It`s thin for the style. Well-carbonated. I was expecting something creamier. Perhaps this shouldn`t be surprising -- all of Magic Hat`s brews seem to have that effervescence that dances across your tongue on the way out. Maybe it`s their equipment, or their process. Maybe it`s just part of the `Magic.`
Very easy-drinking. Had no trouble putting away three of these bad boys. I wouldn`t be surprised if it became a permanent offering.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2012 22:41:35 | More by NedShakeshaft
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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 1,224 ratings.