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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 winter’s 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


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Very dark, not much head. Aroma is faintly toasty with sour/metallic top notes. Taste is dry, roasty, and somewhat sour. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2013
draft at Coles, black brown pour. Mild roast in the aroma with a touch of dark chocolate. Decent flavor of roasted malts, hint of chocolate with a lingering chemical finish. Slightly floral bitterness. OK

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ellolovey (479) - 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 (3357) - 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 that’s pretty appealing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Dry, burnt notes, and some chocolate milk. Good mouthfeel. Nothing to write home about, but Magic Hat normally can’t brew a drinkable beer to save their lives, and this isn’t at all bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2713) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, 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 (4913) - 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 (1082) - 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 (3502) - 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.


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