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Heart Of Darkness - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,261 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,261
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 60
Gots: 86 | 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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wayngrove

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

02-14-2013 03:31:52 | More by wayngrove
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jgebauer110

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-14-2013 00:43:33 | More by jgebauer110
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-13-2013 20:56:30 | More by AOShabaz
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takemetothelion

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-13-2013 16:33:02 | More by takemetothelion
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-13-2013 13:04:26 | More by emottram
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tsco7

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-13-2013 05:19:57 | More by tsco7
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cyrushire

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -42%

02-13-2013 04:39:05 | More by cyrushire
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

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
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dpage27

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-13-2013 00:10:28 | More by dpage27
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-12-2013 00:47:01 | More by AnitaBrewski
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markallmon

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +28.9%

02-10-2013 00:03:03 | More by markallmon
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-08-2013 22:18:05 | More by NHSTEVE
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jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-08-2013 19:33:18 | More by jkn09
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IceMike

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-08-2013 15:46:15 | More by IceMike
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Emkehr

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-08-2013 08:22:06 | More by Emkehr
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-07-2013 21:55:20 | More by Haybeerman
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

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
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vipguy814

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-07-2013 19:58:00 | More by vipguy814
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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
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Trarmer007

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-07-2013 03:25:50 | More by Trarmer007
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-06-2013 20:35:49 | More by DmanGTR
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IkeMan90

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-06-2013 04:03:20 | More by IkeMan90
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olsen197

New York

5/5  rDev +28.9%

02-06-2013 02:41:59 | More by olsen197
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SuyoonShin

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-05-2013 05:10:45 | More by SuyoonShin
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +16%

02-05-2013 05:04:13 | More by jkermitj
Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,261 ratings.