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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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scipio (714) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours black with a medium sized darker tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is mostly a mixture smokiness and licorice, with some roasted malts and some coffee in there as well. The taste loses some of the smoky appeal, but retains much of the initial impressions I gained from the smell. I also get a bit of fruitiness as well, that being some cherry. Hints of chocolate as well. This has an oliy texture with a body that isnít exactly light, but by no means heavy either. The only fault that I can find is that there isnít to much of an aftertaste except for kind of a vinegary bitterness, which I donít actually mind. Iím very happy with this one. Its one of the best seasonal beers that Iíve had this so far early holiday season.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2467) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours nice and dark with a decent head and aromas of toasty malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Flavor is a charming mix of chocolate and toasty stout Flavors. Mouthfeel is fairly silky and finish is sweet and chocolatey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Poured a black/brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, and caramel. Taste is chocolate, coffee, and nuts (very tasty). Feels light to medium bodied with a slight bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Black pour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and sweetness. Taste is roasted malts and dextrose. A very pleasant taste Ok sweet stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Smells of mild roasted barley and iced coffee. Tastes like smooth, slightly sweetened coffee. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and carbonation somewhat prickly.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DANEgerous (92) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Deep black with very little red tinge when held to light and a tan head, sadly very little aroma so my hopes got down down the beer. Unfounded was my doubt it is a blast of bitter near burnt grain, toast, spices and even note of orange and anise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1584) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours inky black with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and oatmeal. Nice semi sweet flavor. Silky smooth palate, although a tad thin. Delighted to see that Magic Hat has brought this back.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiMuBai (185) - - NOV 18, 2012
Never thought I was a fan of stout, but this is damn good. Milk chocolate foamy head, chocolate is evident in both aroma and flavor. A nice full flavor with a hint of bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3753) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate off-white head. Lots of roasted notes to the nose of this. Not what I expected for a sweet stout - more roasted and coffee notes to it than anything else. Tasty, though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (736) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Deep black with ruby edges. Interesting aroma a little smoky and toasty but a slight sweetness as well. Flavor is lightly sweet with a nice lingering finish. Decent beer.


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