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RATINGS: 336   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (944) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Dark brown pour with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is cocoa powder, coffee, and caramel. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, coffee, tobacco, and a little smoky. Bit astringent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Dark, rich and silky. Chocolate and coffee. Nothing unexpected but very good for what it is.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesewelch (35) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 27, 2012
From bottle, variety pack. Aroma is a bit nutty, malty, and coffee. The color is black with minimal tan head. Has a sweet, tobacco, and coffee like taste. Slick texture, medium body, with bitter finish. Overall, I wasn’t a fan of the tobacco like taste and prefer my stouts a bit more full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AceAleworks (5) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012 does not count
Aroma: nutty, bakers chocolate, very subtle hint of red wine. Taste: nutty, bittersweet chocolate, just enough malty-ness maybe a hint of dark fruit possibly fig? Pours a beautiful rich midnight brown, with a cappuccino colored head, and the after taste of fresh milled oatmeal mixed with melted bakers chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Aroma of pecans, coffee and malty goodness. Pours black with a nice brown blanket. Taste is roasted coffee, nutty malts and dark cocoa. Very silky smooth and good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Dusty, nutty malt aroma. Some sugary sweetness. Brown color with a red tinge. Decent off-white head; completely opaque. Flavor is sweet, nutty malts, like an oatmeal. Hazelnut at first, then sweeter. Touch of tobacco ashes. A curious blend. Palate is sandpapery. Medium-bodied. Magic Hat surprises. This is a solid stout/porter. Nice and nutty. It’s so competent that Magic Hat will surely discontinue it soon.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Single bottle. Completely opaque, dark dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma is what you’d expect - dark chocolate, coffee grounds, roasted malts. Taste follows. Not much to talk about with this one, just a good solid stout.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2041) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottled. Dark. Little bit of head. Nice aroma and chocolate bitters but a bit too offly tart for me......................................

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12oz bottle, from my super sneaky mixed six from the far sighted hare .. . ddep brown black .. ok head, lacing is good .. . ink and minerals, with light tar too .. . gotta say, it is quite a nice stout but a single bottle is just fine .. . . coming up next, a super set of songs about clouds....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2415) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
23 nov 3012, bottle. Dark brown/black. Nose is big, white coffee. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Decent session stout. Coffe and dry chocolate finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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