Heart Of Darkness - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -2.6%
A: Deep black with a creamy dark khaki head shows a saturnish ring lacing down the vessel.
S: Big dry chocolate and dark fruit with a touch of creamer.
T: Black coffee flavor, freshly roasted grounds, bitter. Took me off guard at first, not used to a magic hat being so aggressive with a bold in your face character. Burnt chocolate, creamer, bitter and earthy with silty campfire notes. Ends with some burnt wood.
M: Creamy silky oats, bitter and earthy, good substance softly carbonated with a gentle campfire fade.
O: Overall a good bold flavor, bitter, dark burnt roasted nature and a step in the right direction for magic hat.
02-13-2013 01:54:10 | More by beerthulhu
3.58/5 rDev -7.7%
Pours a dark brown color, practically black, about a finger and a half of head, light tan color, fades at a very slow rate and leaves some small bits of lacing on the glass.
Smell has a strong cocoa aroma, the chocolate really hits the nose right away and is the most dominate feature but also blocks any other aromas from forming.
Taste is a little more straightforward, roasted malt upfront, the cocoa presence is much lighter in flavor than it is in aroma, burnt malt bitterness and a slight metallic flavor in the aftertaste, body is surprisingly thin with a carbonation that just seems too aggressive.
02-07-2013 20:16:28 | More by deltatauhobbit
3.85/5 rDev -0.8%
12 oz beer was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a small mocha head that reduced to a thin layer quickly. It is a pitch black color with with no clarity.
Smell: Roasted coffee, mocha, and some smokiness.
Taste: Roasted coffee is there like it should be. Some bittersweet chocolate, ash, and smoke too. A little bitterness in the end too.
Mouthfeel: tingly bitterness, smoky, medium carbonation, medium bodied, and a little watery.
Overall: A style you don't find too often but happy to have enjoyed this regional brew.
02-07-2013 07:34:44 | More by Flounder57
Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,261 ratings.