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Heart Of Darkness - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,232 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,232
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 59
Gots: 79 | 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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Trevormcraig

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-20-2012 22:39:39 | More by Trevormcraig
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Haven't seen this offering yet from MH so picked up a sixer of it. Pours a jet black with tannish head. Nice roasty aroma. Taste is medium bodied, a bit bland. Nice mouthfeel.. but I feel it's a bit lacking taste, not overly hoppy but doesn't have the usual nuttiness of an oatmeal stout. I was surprised to see this one rated so high... seems like an average, drinkable stout to me, nothing too special about it.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 04:53:30 | More by oriolesfan4
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-18-2012 02:56:05 | More by MN_Beerticker
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scvance

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a large very fine, creamy, tan head. Excellent retention and wonderful lacing. Smell is rather subtle, roasted coffee notes and caramel maltiness, slightly alcoholic. Taste is good, roasted bitterness and a lot of caramel malty sweetness. Slight chocolate and alcohol notes at the finish. Medium carbonation and a medium to full body. Mouthfeel is wonderful, creamy and smooth, finishes with a good bite that leaves you wanting more. This is a great stout, different from the usual suspects most people think of for the style, but definitely well within the style guidelines. Definitely recommend and I will be having this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 21:53:16 | More by scvance
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PKing

New York

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

10-17-2012 00:10:28 | More by PKing
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-16-2012 01:14:39 | More by Kerrie
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-15-2012 11:47:25 | More by trevorpost
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JMBSH

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-15-2012 03:50:57 | More by JMBSH
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

10-14-2012 16:12:29 | More by nquigley16
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bassmantony330

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-12-2012 23:19:53 | More by bassmantony330
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Acoma

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

10-12-2012 14:30:38 | More by Acoma
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MMcClure


4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-11-2012 16:25:02 | More by MMcClure
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served cold into a pint glass.

Nearly black in color and with a thin layer of head, it settles quickly but leaves some nice lace on the glass.

Aroma is sweet, like milk chocolate, with a slight roasty quality.

The flavor is balanced with sweetness up front but a good dose or roasty dark malt bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly carbonated.

Overall a nice, robust, roasty stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 02:49:57 | More by GilGarp
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-11-2012 01:03:02 | More by buckyp
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HxC90


3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-09-2012 15:02:16 | More by HxC90
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

magic hat in colorado, nice! this must be newish from them, havent seen it before. it pours a shockingly black color, dense as hell, no light getting through this baby. theres a bubble mocha head on it about an inch to an inch and a half tall, and some nice sticky lacing. it smells really basic, no chocolate, no espresso, none of the frills. just really dark bitter malt and some decent bittering hops. the flavor is also much without the extras, although i do taste some dark cocoa in there. there is a great bitterness from the malt, and a ton of body (but not sugar) from the oats. good carbonation and melty smooth texture. havnt had a lot of good dark beers from magic hat before this one, but this i can really get into. a perfect winter seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 00:27:31 | More by StonedTrippin
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Somebodysaid03

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-07-2012 19:50:36 | More by Somebodysaid03
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mfield14

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-07-2012 01:09:31 | More by mfield14
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Ale-up


4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-05-2012 22:55:17 | More by Ale-up
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wac9

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

its an english stout love them found it and love a the name heart of darkness great color , a taste of burnt vanilla wonderful taste that gets better as you drink a touch of bitterness thats goes down smoothed wonderful color great head hardly any lacing a beer that works go enjoy it

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 00:59:49 | More by wac9
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-16-2012 17:35:36 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-15-2012 00:31:34 | More by djrn2
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-07-2012 14:13:18 | More by jurbanik
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Danobold

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-13-2012 02:24:13 | More by Danobold
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callahwj


4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

05-19-2012 17:30:38 | More by callahwj
Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,232 ratings.