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Heart Of Darkness - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,275 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,275
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 60
Gots: 88 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jd18, Apr 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

PatDow, Apr 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

RWLawman, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

DougT, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Metalaero, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Mibarak, Apr 23, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +10.6%

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a very dark brown/black color with a half finger head and some lacing.

S: Really nice blend of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and espresso. Sweet and inviting!

T: Very much like the smell, with the addition of some smoke and a touch of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Pretty smooth.

O: This is a very enjoyable stout. It's well balanced, tasty, and easy to drink. I prefer Imperial Stouts, but this is a great example of an English Stout.

nUgZ, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

indy14jonesy, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

civicm87, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

tmm313, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

loneplainsman, Apr 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

jealmanzar, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

jcb7472, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Focusf111, Apr 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

mcdego1279, Apr 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

ejimhof, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

LibraLady, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Quintonwhite007, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

randylangford, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

RockinRob925, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dmawer, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Nightrain87, Apr 05, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

A- Very dark black and opaque with a tan head with a fair amount of lacing.

S- Prominent bitter chocolate aroma with notes of toffee, caramel, coffee, and a slight sweetness.

T- Thick and smooth upfront with a roasted malt backbone that fades into a nice bitterness. Very well rounded. There is some sweetness in the middle and end as well.

M- Medium-thick bodied with low-moderate carbonation. It starts of thick and has a smooth texture.

O- A very delicious stout and well balanced. It's not overly complicated, but contains a great amount of character. The ingredients compliment each other without trying to overpower each other.

y2jrock60, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

yaksurf, Apr 03, 2013
Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,275 ratings.