Heart Of Darkness | Magic Hat Brewing Company

Heart Of DarknessHeart Of Darkness
BA SCORE
73.5%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 1,394 ratings
Heart Of DarknessHeart Of Darkness
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

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

Added by stirgy on 10-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,521
Reviews:
327
Ratings:
1,394
Liked:
1,025
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
12.37%
Alströms:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
161
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,394 |  Reviews: 327
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

magic hat in colorado, nice! this must be newish from them, havent seen it before. it pours a shockingly black color, dense as hell, no light getting through this baby. theres a bubble mocha head on it about an inch to an inch and a half tall, and some nice sticky lacing. it smells really basic, no chocolate, no espresso, none of the frills. just really dark bitter malt and some decent bittering hops. the flavor is also much without the extras, although i do taste some dark cocoa in there. there is a great bitterness from the malt, and a ton of body (but not sugar) from the oats. good carbonation and melty smooth texture. havnt had a lot of good dark beers from magic hat before this one, but this i can really get into. a perfect winter seasonal.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

its an english stout love them found it and love a the name heart of darkness great color , a taste of burnt vanilla wonderful taste that gets better as you drink a touch of bitterness thats goes down smoothed wonderful color great head hardly any lacing a beer that works go enjoy it

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

On the pour, this beer had a thin layer of head atop a dark brown, clear body. Nearly, but not quite, opaque.

Aroma was of darker, roasted malts, with hints of vanilla and roasted barley. Some dark fruits were evident, but they were in the background.

Taste was full of dark, roasted malts, with a light bitter coffee aftertaste. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel was full, smooth, and rich.

Good marks for drinkability. Went down nicely. If I were close enough to Magic Hat, I'd get a growler for sure.

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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a growler of this after they tapped the last keg for the season. Out of the glass and into another this brew was an opaque, dark brown with a wood stain meniscus. Thin, one finger head of tan foam. Aromas of coffee, milk chocolate and hints of vanilla. Flavors were similar, chocolate, roasted malt, sweetened coffee and grainy oats in the finish. Very smooth drinking but the body seems a bit light for the style. Still, a good Oat Stout and glad I picked it up.

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Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73.5% out of 100 with 1,394 ratings
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