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Magic Hat Heart of Darkness Stout (-2006)

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Our inky-black, oatmeal stout has a smooth, round palate with a dreamlike undercurrent of bittersweet chocolate. This dense liquid-silk summons hope from hibernation and balances winter’s endless white snows with a rich swirl of creamy black rapture. Available in the Winter, reintroduced in Winter 2012 after a hiatus.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1043) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark black with a tan head. Caramel and roasted malt taste

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndrewMichaelZ (47) - - FEB 5, 2014
Pours a dark brown with almost no head (just very little beige bubbles that disappear in an instant). Faint hops on the nose but it's mostly dominated by chocolate aromas. Drinks with a bubbly light-medium body. Again chocolate comes through with coffee alongside. Finishes a drop bitter with a roasty linger. Overall for me: a very middle-of-the-road stout. Nothing to write home about. For the money I'd take Trader Joe's Oatmeal Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejh8 (65) - - JAN 26, 2014
Wow talk about dark. The appearance is so black you can see a sheen of purple in there. Great heavy stout for those colder than cold winter nights. Leaves a little bit of a metallic after taste which is not appealing. But a good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Nice stout, easy to drink with coffee and bitter chocolate notes, low alcohol and fairly smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FriendOfBeer (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Frothy dark brown head. Pitch black appearance. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Initial taste, is roasted malt, toasted bread,and coffee then fades into a sweet molasses like taste, finishing with a bitter and smokey palate. A sweet stout, not too overpowering in anyway. Medium length finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (993) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
A really strong stout from magic hat. Had this one at my house pours a little bitter and smells like coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1478) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Too toasty. Very nice. Entered this beer on a different app and I'm not able to import my comments unfortunately.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcmisko (350) - New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
Dark with brown head. Smells like roasted malts. Taste is dark and balanced. Full bodied. Good stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (520) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma of malt, molasses, and carmel. Taste is rich and slightly sweet, with good maltiness throughout. Very drinkable, a thumbs up from me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1462) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown to black, pillowy tan head. Roasted malt, a little sweet. Overall pretty good stout.


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