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:
#33,618
Reviews:
437
Ratings:
976
pDev:
14.48%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
72
Trade:
0
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Photo of nunitn
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing extraordinary here

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thoglund
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ronl12
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Khaack
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lately the MHs I've been partaking haven't quite scratched the itch, but this one did the trick...

Right out of the glass into the pint it pours black like advertised with a small tan-ish head and very light to almost no lacing. Smell was unique as it was distinctly stout-like with a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. These black lagers can be weird when it comes to being more hoppy than you would expect and this one is follows that path, but without any flavor, just bitterness - not bad, but not special either. It's a solid enough beer, has cool label art which makes it perfect for those Halloween parties at the end of October.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zotzot
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.73/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JoeLacy
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Super-classy, opaque blackish-brown with a thick, airy cocoa brown head on top that hangs around for a good while. The nose is shockingly sweet, and I can't get past that. Maybe that's the chocolate they're trying to impart. That chocolate shows back up in the flavor, though there' a lot more balanced roastiness, like a touch of just burnt coffee. The mouthfeel is light, though there's a sharpness given by the high level of carbonation. All in all, a good beer, if not one that stands out much.

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4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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1.94/5  rDev -47%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with tan head, smells of malt and some peat smoke. Flavor is similar, almost sweet, but nicely light and smooth. Crisp finish asks for more, but alas, this has been discontinued.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Howl from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 976 ratings
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