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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Filled with the howling of black dogs that haunt the long forgotten shadows of the human soul.

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 winterís endless white snows with a rich swirl of creamy black rapture.

TYPE: Stout
YEAST: English Style Ale
HOPS: Apollo, Goldings
MALTS: Pale, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Munich
ABV: 5.7
GRAVITY: 15.00 Plato
BITTERNESS: 30
SRM: 80.0
AVAILABILITY: October 15 to January 15


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DBob5150 (198) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Impressive deep rich black almost purplish body with a creamy head. Aroma is roasted coffee with a hint of toffee. A very flavorful mocha carmel again with hints of coffee. Leaves a sweet toffee finish. Definitely one to be enjoyed slowly. Recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Pours black with a two-finger tan head with some retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, and toasted oats. Taste is the same with a little hop bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1155) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Dark brown with light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is a little yeasty, bitter chocolate and a sweet floral finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Disabledbobcat (5) - - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
Aroma: Very malt forward, roasty aroma. I found the aroma to be very pleasant and exactly what I expected. Appearance: Very dark, almost perfectly black. There is slight residual lacing in the glass. Small tan head, which dissipated quickly. Taste: Excellent roasted flavors, just a touch sweet, but nowhere near too much. Finishes dry and leaves a slight lingering roasted flavor on the tongue. Very pleasant. Palate: Good medium carbonation, medium mouth feel. Exactly what I expected. Overall: This is not a complicated beer, but it is delicious. Exactly what I was looking for in a low ABV stout. I would definitely get this again. Itís not world class, but itís very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1525) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Large tan head faded fast and left decent lacing. Roasted malt aroma with hints of nuts and bitter chocolate. Solid, earthy, roasted malt flavors give way to floral hops in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Moderate toasted and molasses for the malt, light herbs for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with a hint of vanilla in the background. Head is average size, frothy, light brown with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a carbonation between lively and fizzy. A bit thin but still some solid Stout aspects.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (703) - ISRAEL - FEB 4, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Black color with some clear burgundy hues and a small mocha head. Roasted coffee aroma, with earthy hops, dark chocolate and some carobs. Dark chocolate flavors, with some fresh coffee, soft licorice and medium bitterness. Medium bodied, well balanced, rich and satisfying. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
atlrizzob (178) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Rich stout. Very dark colour. Smells of roasted coffee bean. Smooth toasty malt flavour with light coffee aftertaste. Significantly better than most Magic Hat beers ive had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a dark brown color with a two finger thick tan head. Nice layered lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, and light chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt with light coffee and chocolate. Light to medium body. Finish is thin and dry. This beer is kinda one dimensional. Still, itís pretty good. Thanks Jason.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2549) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Pours purple-black with tan ring. Wood, a little dry and some raisins in the nose. Wooden, dry, bitter taste with hints of sweetness. Medium-to-full body, wooden finish. Fun!


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