Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...

Heart Of Darkness | Magic Hat Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Heart Of DarknessHeart Of Darkness
BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
1,401 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:
#7,721
Reviews:
329
Ratings:
1,401
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
163
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,401 |  Reviews: 329
Photo of gkjhawk
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of arthurbdavis
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Snooprobirob
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of rbmjr1
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of emergency_beef
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of puboflyons
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on December 2, 2013.

The pour is very dark brown that nearly appears black unless held to the light. Long lasting soft tan head sits quietly on top.

The aroma is of dark malts, coffee, some chocolate, and a touch of plum or other dark fruit.

The body is medium but it is also smooth and soft.

The dark malts and coffee are the welcoming ingredients in the flavor but it does not take long for a notable dry hop bitterness to emerge at the end and speak for the stout on its own. It really tastes the way I like my English stouts to taste.

 579 characters

Photo of RyFikes
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of KingSpeedy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of xbrettfavrex
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Deckchains
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of APH
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Dave2234
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of MikeMilanoDesign
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ChuckAmok
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of outsider
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RedWeizen83
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of EliotTruelove
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of squirreljr
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of ChrisMyhre
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of trocketsauced
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of saburky
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of stormgasm7
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,401 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.