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Heart Of Darkness - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,258 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,258
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 59
Gots: 86 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our inky-black stout had a smooth, round palate with a dreamlike undercurrent of bittersweet chocolate. This dense liquid-silk summoned hope from hibernation and balanced winter's endless white snows with a rich swirl of creamy black rapture.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: pezoids on 10-03-2001)
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markallmon

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +28.9%

02-10-2013 00:03:03 | More by markallmon
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jferrara35

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-13-2014 17:26:12 | More by jferrara35
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NormLobstah

Virginia

5/5  rDev +28.9%

05-25-2013 03:31:00 | More by NormLobstah
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TaylorK

Virginia

5/5  rDev +28.9%

10-27-2012 23:13:56 | More by TaylorK
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TPower


5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-26-2014 18:30:15 | More by TPower
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.9%

02-24-2013 02:55:53 | More by shockrocker65
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ZorroZ

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-26-2014 04:59:21 | More by ZorroZ
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ckk527

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-30-2012 01:33:45 | More by ckk527
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rundrink

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-06-2013 01:27:02 | More by rundrink
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j89de

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-11-2011 20:37:30 | More by j89de
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Rmufb71


5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-08-2013 01:13:40 | More by Rmufb71
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j0hnc2468

New York

5/5  rDev +28.9%

03-22-2014 19:30:05 | More by j0hnc2468
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Squacher

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-11-2014 19:26:21 | More by Squacher
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olsen197

New York

5/5  rDev +28.9%

02-06-2013 02:41:59 | More by olsen197
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +28.9%

Sampled tonight on 1/24/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a pitch black in color with almost a 1-finger beige head that settles down to just a thin ring around the top. Some spotty lacing is seen but not a lot actually. The aroma is of sweet roasted malts, chocolate with a hint of black coffee. The taste is even better and very so smooth! Perfect blend of tasty flavors. Perfect carbonation. No bitter or bitter aftertaste for this one! A FANTASTIC stout all the way!

01-28-2014 03:38:19 | More by BeerWithMike
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.9%

10-27-2012 01:19:51 | More by KC9LDB
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snowbeard


5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-10-2012 01:08:30 | More by snowbeard
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Turbodog666

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-10-2012 01:10:45 | More by Turbodog666
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MattFrenzy

Connecticut

4.97/5  rDev +28.1%

Appearance: Very dark brown with tan, foamy head that eventuallyl recedes to a decent amount of lace. Reminds me of coca-cola for some reason.

Smell: Smooth and malty, sweet, slight hint of hops but no alcohol, nutty, oatmeal, roasted, mmm.

Taste: Oh so smooth, roasted coffee with a malted aftertaste that lingers and begs for more. Sweet but bitterness shows through as it warms up. Extremely drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Medium thickness for a stout, minor carbonation but nothing annoying... can I say smooth any more?

The first time I tried this beer I turned to my buddy... "Oh... my... god... This may be the best beer I've ever tasted." Still holds true... this is one of the greatest stouts in my opinion and I would drink this constantly if I could... would take this over Guinness any day of the week. Superb.

06-06-2004 06:55:44 | More by MattFrenzy
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pbrian

Connecticut

4.95/5  rDev +27.6%

This is simply the finest stout made in New England. Beutiful roasted coffee aroma. Starts off a little sweet but finishes crisp and dry. Very drinkable.

12-10-2001 09:29:32 | More by pbrian
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.85/5  rDev +25%

Big rich malty light brown head is settling so slowly above this super dark brown to black colored beer that appears to be clear if one could only see through it,

Light dark aroma of well roasted grain malts with just a hint or tow of fresh brewed coffee.

Rich dark roasted malts are the backbone of a rich tasting stout that brings with it fresh brewed black coffee and dark chocolates.

A lighter dryish aftertaste that has just a bit of the dark malt taste remaining on this full bodied beer.

I'm gonna have to try this with a scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream and maybe some raspberries, yup I think I just found desert. This was the perfect beer for today, I wish I could find a perfect beer everyday.

11-03-2012 21:39:00 | More by LXIXME
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Bretts1357

New Jersey

4.79/5  rDev +23.5%

Found myself trying this for the first time a few weeks ago being a winter seasonal, and man is this a great winter beer. Then a week later all I wanted was this specific taste. Dark, toffee, thick feeling quality, nice sharp finish , one might think this was an imported English stout. Would love to drink this and hobgoblin at same time and compare. Not weak either surprisingly buzz worthy but better to drink before any other beer as this taste Truly needs to be appreciated to its fullest. Great contrast to Magic hats other orange lemony zest beers/IPAs which I find typical amongst others. Definitely a stand out brew.

02-01-2014 01:29:34 | More by Bretts1357
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

12-07-2012 00:10:53 | More by reitzbrewing
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wayngrove

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

02-14-2013 03:31:52 | More by wayngrove
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

04-03-2014 11:43:50 | More by joelmichaelcoffman
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Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,258 ratings.