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Howl - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

913 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 913
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 28
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Born of dark and cold and snow in the marrow of the northeast's longest night, Howl comes in on wailing winds with winter-weary eyes burning holes in sunless shadows. In its darkened depths our inner voids are warmed.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2009)
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bpw28

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear deep brown (about a 35 SRM), three finger tan shaving cream head, very nice lacing.

Smell: Clean cocoa notes, coffee undertones, pipe smoke, wood fire, very pleasant earthiness, burnt sugar, light herbal scents.

Taste: Delicious clean roasted malt, clean coffee comes in stronger on the taste, light cocoa, earthy, slight wood smoke, caramelized sugars, light nutmeg & clove, piney hop backbone on the end. A medium body, great carb.

Final Thoughts: After having some magic hat brews in the past, I've don't think I've ever been more then "eh" with them. This is is great, but the body might be a little too heavy for the style (but I don't mind one bit.). I really lucked out for this one, it was just being put up on the shelf when I got it, and it is perfect for this deep fall very early winter time. Magic hat impressed me with this one, tons of flavor and you'll be able to drink a couple no problem. You've got to give this one a shot.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 04:31:18 | More by bpw28
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Howl from Magic Hat Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 913 ratings.