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RATINGS: 357   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
finn1918 (225) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours an inky black with about a head of tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is chocolatey with some decent hop bitterness. Decently thick mouthfeel. Pretty average for a stout.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Primarily coffee with a hint of vanilla and some toffee. It's ok. Not great but ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/18/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark brown color with good opacity. The one finger tan colored head fades quick, unfortunately. S: Roasted barley, licorice, hazelnut, and bittersweet chocolate. It’s a typical stout aroma with little deviation from the norms of the style, but the execution is good. T: This seems to be fairly licorice dominated, with the roasted malts sneaking up on the finish. Surprisingly, it has a touch of complexity to it, with occasional hints of coffee, raisins, and chocolate. It’s not blowing me away, but I still enjoy it. M: A very clean stout in general. The thick and creamy body gives way to both dryness and a lingering roasted aftertaste, alongside a touch of astringency. Far from the heaviest stout in the world - but it doesn’t try to be. O: Really not bad at all. I tend to avoid Magic Hat, but this one’s good/cheap enough for me to possibly consider getting a 6 pack of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Poured a dark brown to black with a tan head. aroma coco powder, roasted malt, earthy, coffee, some tartness. flavor chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, roasted malts, brown sugar. good beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1325) - 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 (7700) - 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 (1356) - 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 (3741) - 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 (370) - 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


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