r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth, roasty and malty flavor. Hints of coffee and cherry. Light cocoa, toast, and a smooth but punchy finish.
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Inky black body below a wispy beige head. The aroma is very roast forward, molasses and a hint of soy sauce, A lot of roast in the flavour as well. There is definite coffee notes going on as well with some molasses and soy again, working in the background. A little over carbonated for my palate, could be improved on tap I imagine. Tasty stout when it’s cold outside. - 2012 bottle
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours two and half fingers of head on a pitch black body.
The aroma is roasted malt, molasses, milk and a little wood.
The taste is a little earthy, more roasted malt and a little chocolate. Mild bitter note on the finish.
The texture is fairly smooth with a little fizz.
Pretty good. I enjoyed the smooth texture and great appearance.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan rocky head. Aroma shows a lot of roast with an underlying sweetness of chocolate and caramel. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, ash, and a touch of vanilla. Overall body is light to moderate and finishes with light roasted bitterness. A little more body would probably do wonders for this brew.
bkurtz (728) - PERU - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque dark with a nice off-white head. Great aromas of roasted malts, coffee & chocolate. The taste is a little thin, but a another well-brewed beer from Magic Hat.
Voodoo (293) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque brown with a thin off white head which disappears quickly. Aroma of coffee, chocolate. Taste is creamy smooth as if oatmeal is in the mix, coffee taste, slight chocolate hints, touch of smoke. Suffers a bit from a thin mouthfeel.
ronaldtheriot (1192) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Magic Hat Heart of Darkness Stout has a thin, cream-colored head, a very dark brown, inky appearance, and thin lacing left behind. The aroma is of blackened or dark-roasted malt and a bit of fruit. Taste is of the same with a black bread note, some acidity, and a mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is rather watery, and Magic Hat Heart of Darkness Stout finishes dry, a bit powdery, and pleasant. Overall, this is worth checking out. RJT
jflopsu (501) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark black with light brown head. Has a watery aroma with some light hints of grains, grass and light malt. Has a chocolate and coffee taste to start that ends a little watered down but with some spices and light malt.
brystmar (1191) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep brown color, handsomely thick brown head up top. Smell of roasted grain, mild oxidation, not much else.
Taste of roasted malt is a bit watery and acidic. Little off on the mouthfeel too: would prefer less carb and more viscosity -- even for a non-imperial stout. Can't count off for thickness, carb is an issue though. Decent.
ScottWallace82 (64) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pours black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma of coffee and a hint of toffee. Thin to medium mouthfeel. Tastes of coffee with no chocolate or roasty character. A decent, but not great stout.