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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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
SRM: 80.0
AVAILABILITY: October 15 to January 15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (984) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Pours opaque black with a 1-finger tan head. Aroma of cocoa and a light burnt note, with maybe some dairy cream underneath. Medium body, a bit watery with a brief finish. Roasty malt flavor up front that gives way to a chocolate note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odannyob (130) - Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2014
Hmmmmmm. Although ítis spring, the little sign @ the local liquor sellers said "Last Chance" sale since the 12er I bought is a "Winterland" variety pak. But my goodness this is a most flavorful Stout. Poured into an english pint glass; a dark, sweet aroma emits that befits the nearly blackish coloring and the taste, richly smoothly satisfyingly lip smackiní goodness. Hopefully, whence itís return in 6 or so months, it will be welcomed here with a relishment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear, dark brown body with a medium sized, lacing frothy tan head. Nice and gentle aroma of dark malt, mocha and milk chocolate. Flavor is sweet and smooth in the same direction as the aroma indicates. Silk smooth with mild balanced bitterness. Fine body and good aftertaste. Avery nice stout indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (946) - - 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 (487) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2014
This is not great and itís 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 (605) - 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 (411) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Chocolate and malt are evident. A bit watery, not mixed well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kirk36 (222) - 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 (90) - 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.

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