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RATINGS: 353   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 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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1172) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has lightly roasted chocolate. It has a medium body with average carbonation. The bittersweet taste has a roasted flavor and dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Part of a sampler six pack. Very black with a nice one finger tan head that lasted the whole glass and left good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, some roastiness, butterscotch, and a little molasses. Flavor is very nice. The chocolate is milky, there’s some nice roasty malt character with a little burnt, a little coffee, and a lightly bitter finish. Body is pretty thick and rich, yet easy to drink, with a dry finish and smooth creamy carbonation. A damn fine beer. I’ll have to see if they have sixers of this one at my local store.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours brown to black with a thin white head. Roast and chocolate on the nose, char and malt. Long roast, chocolate. Big roasty bitterness with some chocolate tones.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1035) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2012
This beer is black with a fleeting tan head, and the aroma is made up of roasty, coffee, and chocolate malts. The taste is mildly sweet and lightly bitter, but the heartiness and fullness of this beer cannot be denied. It also has an oily yet creamy texture, a nearly flat carbonation, and a long finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours dark black with a pink tinted, dirty white head. The aroma is roasted malt and cocoa. The flavor is a cool and refreshing stout with toasty malty and cocoa. Its a full flavored good beer, and wins mega points because its sessionable. Yeah! we dont have to put up with 10% abv if we want a tasty stout. Thanks Magic Hat! I can have more than 1.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (279) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from 6 pack from giant eagle. Dark brown black with dull earthy malt smell. Smooth thick body with little sweetness. A touch of sour aftertaste and coffee runs thru it. Great but not perfect. ---Rated via my mouth

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1069) - Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Very black. Tan head. Burnt somewhat sweet. Flavor falls off palate. Nice balance of bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3818) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Aroma is chocolate, malts and earthy. The flavor is chocolate, malts, fruit, a creamy palate and a hint of acidity/tartness in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltOne (214) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours black coffee brown, with ample coffee cream head, subsiding to a thin lace. Faint and slightly unusual aroma - can’t quite place it - sawdust and coffee. Taste follows the aroma - again strange, coffee with a splash of sour milk. And all the flavor seems to stay at the font of the tonque - odd. Medium body. Could be a bad bottle... but overall, I wouldn’t select this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2012
12/19/12 Pours a dark brown/black color with a decent sized tan head that persists for a little while. Smells of bitter roasted grain with a heavy coffee type aroma. A bit earthy, tart fruit, and dark brown sugar round out the nose. The flavor is burnt sugar, tart fruit, sweet candied sugar, a hint of earth and little else. Fairly dry finish. Medium to light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a bubbly roasty bitter mouthfeel. So either my palette has really changed since I last tried this or this beer is just not the same. I could drink this if I had to, but with so many choices these days why should I settle for mediocrity?


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