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Howl | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,386
Reviews:
437
Ratings:
972
pDev:
14.48%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug. Pours a deep black color with a tall, small bubbly head. Aroma has a clean lager smell with notes of chocolate malt and a deep toasted and roasted malt presence. Flavor has an early dark roasted bite moving into a lightly sweet chocolate malt followed by a very nice coffee smoothness and finishes with full combo of roasted and toasted malt notes. Body is moderate with a creamy feeling. This brew wasn't anything special when it was cold but as it warmed up, the deep roasted and toasted malt notes really brings about a barrage of flavors that really do work well together. Going against the grain on this one and don't think this brew reflects the high rankings as portrayed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: dark mahogany colored body with a tiny white head that dies fairly quickly

S: coffee, almost overbearing

T: coffee comes back with light hops, almost barely noticeable

M: medium/heavy, not that sessionable at all, thick coffee aftertaste and finish

O: decent for the style, however this is a "meal" beer, too heavy for me and with the low ABV, I was confused why it felt as heavy as it did

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A- A dark brown body with a toasty tan head. Very good retention and excellent lacing throughout.

S- Musty, toasted malt, very faint hops.

T- Burnt bread, toasted malt, raw cocoa, lager yeast (don't really know any other way to describe it)

M- Medium mouthfeel. Nothing special.

D- Fairly drinkable. I had it ice cold like most lagers, but I'd be interested to try it at a warmer temperature to see what flavors come out.

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Howl from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 972 ratings
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