Heart Of Darkness | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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3.88/5
Very Good
1,429 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:
#8,410
Reviews:
338
Ratings:
1,429
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
178
Trade:
2
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Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one from magic hat pours pitch black.

There is a light roasty aroma.

The mouth feel is smooth.

The taste starts out with some dark malts and turns to a glorious chocolate note.

Overall, the taste of this beer is remarkable for nice oatmeal stout and the price makes it even sweeter. I would recommend this one to anyone.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of chefhatt
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

When i poured this, it has a black as night body with a small tan head that lays down quickly to a thin tan lace. The aroma has a malt, chocolate smell to it. The taste has a deep, roasted malt flavor to start then the chocolate and some coffee notes come in on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is really smooth, imo perfect for a stout. Overall this is a really good stout.

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Photo of bearfootdaddy
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Black as night in the glass, almost a ruby red through the pour. Had a one and a half finger light brown head.

Smell: Great, roasted espresso, dark chocolate, and malts

Taste: roasted almost burnt malt finishing with chocolate

Mouthfeel: thin and smooth like silk.

Overall: A great stout, easy drinking.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not as much head to the beer as I would like.

Nice dark color.

A little thin in viscosity.

Clumpy lacing when swirled rather than a continuous lace.

Not much carbonation, but not flat either.

Smell is grapefruit and old books. Reminds me of the cellar of a monastery.

Nice taste. Good for a stout. Grapefruit taste along with roasted coffee and maybe a slight taste of black cherry.

Overall I like it. It is a good stout and I would buy it again.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Heart Of Darkness from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,429 ratings
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