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Heart Of Darkness - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,325 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,325
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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

1mrbeer, Nov 01, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a faint brown tinge in the light. A nice-looking two and a half fibers of khaki head form easily. Looks great.

S: Not a strong aroma here. A little bit of dark malt roast is about it.

T: Dark malt, light roasted malt, and a touch of milk chocolate. It certainly doesn't smack you in the face with big roast or anything, but it's some great flavor.

M: Smooth, soft, and a little slick with a light-medium body.

O: A really nice, easy-drinking stout. I could put down a lot of this and really enjoy myself.

CMUbrew, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

JT99125, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

gr8zehaman, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Texasfan549, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Enriquehopnog, Oct 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

JVoyager, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

KevinGordon, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

embarrwesment, Oct 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Scarflower, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

mayerale, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

HRamz3, Oct 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

middletonman2001, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Rasmon, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of PorterLambic
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black as tar with a dark tan head. Sadly, retention isn't that good, dropping to a thin film within a minute. Just a ring remains and a little scattered lace.
Smell is toasted malt, char, smoke, cardboard, bitter/baking chocolate. Really well balanced.
Taste is exactly the same, charred/toasted malt, smoke, cardboard, baking chocolate with a hint of whiskey floating around in back. Great balance, great complexity.
Light to medium body, medium effervescence. Dry throughout with just a faint hint of warming. Pretty bitter and a lot less body than a stout should have. Otherwise, a really nice brew.

PorterLambic, Oct 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Bouder32, Oct 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

100200300, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

NickyDee21, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jnardone235, Oct 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

jiffymon, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Dicers, Oct 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

TxMdScotty298, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

slfuller30, Oct 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Jgivens, Oct 07, 2013
Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,325 ratings.