Heart Of Darkness - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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2.1/5 rDev -45.9%
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a medium creamy light brown head that retains well and laces the glass some.
The aroma is astringent (almost plasticky) chocolate malts with roast.
The flavor is lots of patent malt with heavy roast and a little sugary, lactic sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery.
Overall, watery and lots of roasted patent malts.
12-06-2012 03:30:38 | More by Beaver13
2.41/5 rDev -37.9%
Appearance: Pours obsidian with dark khaki colored head about a pinky finger thick…nice looking stout…(3.75/5)
Smell: Nothing…the faintest cocoa aroma, I had to really get my nose in there to smell anything…(2/5)
Taste: Rich malt, some chocolate, some coffee…there’s also some caramel sweetness…it’s a basic stout taste…(2.5/5)
Mouthfeel: Medium body…some carbonation, very little flavorful fluff…chocolate and malt all over the palette…(2.5/5)
Overall: At first, I wasn’t too impressed with this beer…it sorta does taste like a home brew, which is fine, but I expect a bit more from a fairly large brewery like magic hat…although, I kinda feel like all magic hats taste the same…anyway, the warmer this gets, the better it tastes…the chocolate and coffee come out of hiding and make this a much more pleasurable experience than when it was cold out of the fridge…a very pleasant chocolate, coffee and malt aroma is there too…so much better! I’m still gonna give this a 2, but if it’s served closer to room temp, it could be a 2+…(2.25/5)
01-15-2013 04:43:51 | More by SerialHiker
2.66/5 rDev -31.4%
Black and thick, with a hat of light tan lather that snaps back to a thin ring.
Hints of anise come up with the roastier aspects with just a hint of herbal hop and coffee to add to the aroma. Along the way I get dark chocolate whiffs. Weak bouquet, though, not a lot going on.
Neutral sweet and burnt sugar, dark chocolate, instant coffee, licorice, ends with the herbal and tha ash, some burnt licorice taste too (only way I can describe it, and not in a good way.)
Thin for a stout, nicely low carb., not clean flavor, cling on palate builds, finish really weird root beer as it warms.
Am not enjoying this out of balance, overly rooty, stout. Sorry I took a friend's recommend on this one, and bought the whole six. Root beer (stout) float anyone?
01-19-2014 18:58:26 | More by cavedave
Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,251 ratings.