IFearNoBeer (15) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this stuff, itís very similar to my other favorite stout, Dogfish Head Chicory Stout. Donít know which I like better. The Magic Hat is very rich and roasted-tasting, burnt, and a definite bitter chocolate/coffee bite.. a manís beer. If it had slightly less carbonation, itíd be perfect. But thatís just me.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sour, bitter and smoky. Not my bag, baby.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2003 How can i not rate this high, its almost as if the eye is looking at me while im writing this. The brew can hold its own though, even without that crazy eye.
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate aroma, kind of a watery initial sip that finishes with a great stout dryness. I like it, but not one of my favortie stouts.
HighlanderOne (1082) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting and unique. This is scary looking stuff. Itís quite dark, has an ugly head, and a strong coffee aroma. But I enjoyed itís flavor, which is like one of those speciality coffees, as well as itís mouthfeel and finish. Definitely one Iíll buy again
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Magic Hat continues to surprise me with great brews and Heart of Darkness is no exception. A little thin for a stout but who cares, this beer rocks!
kenned99 (3) - USA - APR 8, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a great dark stout. bitter yet suprisingly easy to drink.
SudsMaster (68) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A thick dark stout with a hint of sweetness underneath is malty exterior. Liked it more than Sam Smithís Oatmeal Stout.
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark as all hell... with a suntanned head. Really nice roasty-toasty-coffee flavors. Body and mouthfeel didnít have as much íheartí as its darkness though; seemed just a little thin. I thought that it needed a little more malt íbackboneí to balance out itís severe robustness. And it seemed to be pretty light on the hops, which isnít necessarily expected in a stout, but itís just something I like. I kind of had a love/hate thing going with this beer. Maybe the mysterious ways of Magic Hat are getting to me?