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RATINGS: 355   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
SRM: 80.0
AVAILABILITY: October 15 to January 15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (719) - - APR 14, 2014
2014 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is dark malt with a little roast, dark chocolate, and a little tart cherry. Taste is a roasted, almost charred malt, milk chocolate, a little coffee bitterness at the end. Not much sweetness. Ends a little tannic and vegetal. Has a medium, slightly rounded mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation and a bit of a sting to go with it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Doofgoblin (379) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2014
This is not great and it’s not bad either. Some roast malt notes with some sweet raisin elements as well. The body is sweet and thin and has a lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkgrenwel (596) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2014
Looks like a cola. Dark brown withno head and lots of bubbles bursting at the surface. Nutty creamy aroma. Flavor is raisin and coffee. Body is thin. Fruit forward and not a lot else. Not quite sweet, but I think diacetyl is making it feel richer than it should be. Exactly what I picture from a Magic Hat stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cakes (383) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Chocolate and malt are evident. A bit watery, not mixed well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of dark malts, chocolate and coffee. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, slight smoke and slight sourness. Pretty good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kirk36 (167) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Light cannot penetrate this stout. Murky , squid-ink black. Think death in a glass. A nice coffee left-over. I would place this on the desert beer list. Yes, after a good prime rib sit back and sip it. Certainly not a high-alcohol stout. Good for sissy-pants whom are just wetting their pallets. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pours a dark black with a 2 finger khaki head with decent lacing that hung around for a little while. Notes of milk chocolate, sweet grapes, roasted malts. Taste same as aroma but roasted malts more pronounced on the back end. Smooth creamy mouthfeel though. Wish it had a bit more body but not complaining. Very drinkable stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Nothing too exciting, just your average stout. Too thin of a palate for a stout. Some notes of bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt. Funky nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2832) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2014
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount into a pint glass. Black appearance with light sediment. Light brown head that diminishes to a thin ring and leaves light lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, light vanilla and light fruits. Similar flavor, rich and fairly sweet, with light bitterness. Medium body, smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. Pretty straight forward stuff, but it works for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScipioA (353) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours out black with a big tan head that sticks around for a while, this is a great looking beer. Roasted, nutty, and fruity aromas waft up out of the mug. The flavor is quite sweet and fruity, with a fairly low share of roastiness I usually associate with a stout. Some tanginess, from the hops perhaps? Roasted flavors come through in the aftertaste, but as an odd ashy sensation. Decent mouthfeel, not quite up to the claims in the copy but still a pleasant, thick stout.

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