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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ellolovey (469) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
12 oz. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and a faint hint of vanilla. Taste is loaded with bittersweet cocoa and roasted barley. A bit thin. Bitter coffee ground finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Better than your average Magic Hat, certainly. Sweeter and more chocolatey than most comparable stouts. Smoother moutfeel as well. Has a velvety texture thatís pretty appealing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (314) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Dry, burnt notes, and some chocolate milk. Good mouthfeel. Nothing to write home about, but Magic Hat normally canít brew a drinkable beer to save their lives, and this isnít at all bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2269) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 13, 2013
It pours a pitch black giving the same color body. A full lumpy white one inch head appears and lasts for a good five minutes. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. The smell has some coffee and chocolate up front but in good balance with a nice roastiness to it. The taste is basically the same with a dry bitter aftertaste and finish. The palate is about a medium, fairly creamy with nothing harsh on the tongue. It is mostly drinkable, probably could have several of these in a session. Overall, this is good for the style and good for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4551) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Cocoa, sweet malt, light roast, milk chocolate, and light hop bitterness. A decent stout, better than I thought it was going to be.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1054) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Taste is weak coffee, dark chocolate, roasted nuts and cream. Smooth and very decent.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Sweet chocolate and light mocha aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Coffee, chocolate and a roasty bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FleaBeard (5) - - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
An easy drinking stout. Medium bitterness, solid black, with brown foam. Noticeable coffee and dark chocolate notes. Fairly light palate for a stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Refreshing stout. Light on the palate for the style. Coffee and chocolate flavors. Good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2287) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Opaque brown-black with a long tan head and wisps of lace that settle back into the brew. The taste is remarkable for a low abv - big taste of bitter chocolate and toasted malt, balanced at the end by a light bittering. Long chocolate finish. Not a brew to spend an evening with, as it is quite filling. Recommended.


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