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Heart Of Darkness - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,326 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,326
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 67
Gots: 103 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

swierczt, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

RIKIM, Mar 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

cumbeen, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

kds2437, Mar 01, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a bottle into a standard ale glass.

Appearance - Pitch black with a mocha head, but not a very substantial one, perhaps a quarter inch.

Smell - Noticeable but not overwhelming scent of roasted malt.

Taste - It's a stout with a zing.

Overall- Definitely a quality brew, although not in the same league as say the stouts by Founders, Lagunitas, or Samuel Smith's, but pretty close.

Carolvs, Mar 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Stofko1992, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Kahlerbock, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

aklude, Feb 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Sspeer1, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

themanilow, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

protex_blue, Feb 26, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brought this on my skiing excursion to share with friends. Figured they like it and it was a huge hit. It's an inky-black brew with a small, off-white, lasting head. This beer is very roasted-smelling and it seemed to perfectly match the snowy, woodsy outdoors at the ski resort. The taste is lightly bitter up front, then the toasted malts take over bringing some sweetness in. It's big enough for what we wanted without being too heavy. Probably the perfect beer for that moment, and just a really good easy-drinking stout. This one is a winner I highly recommend.

ski271, Feb 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Waveoff, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

paulytasker, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

_phil_d, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

mccorvey, Feb 23, 2014
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linnymtu, Feb 22, 2014
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bphlatt, Feb 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

swgwilt, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

PalatePilot, Feb 20, 2014
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Will_Turner, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Hanzo, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

ckollias, Feb 19, 2014
Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,326 ratings.