RATINGS: 356   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 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

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Cousin_Larry (895) - - NOV 24, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 A pretty typical stout. Nice chocolate coffee flavor with a thick body. Not as good as Guiness but still solid.

Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Not a big fan of Magic Hat but was pleasantly surprised by this stout. Nice chocolatey flavor with a silky finish.

nimbleprop (8924) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Poured at RFD DC. Mostly black, a little watery with some tan, spitty head. Nose is malty, grainy, toast, bread crust, molasses, chocolate. Flavor is very similar, malty, sweet, earthy, toast, bread crust, a little wet dirt, some mild citrus. Creamy finish. Solid offering from them.

hershiser2 (3825) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
$1.58 Bottle, Trader Joe’s, CHO. Pours black with a small dusting of a head. Smells of dark chocolates, licorice, and fruit. Tastes of chocolates and roasted malts.

merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brownish Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Chocolate, Dry English Malts, Mild Coffee T: Chocolate, Coffee, Dry English Malts M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying Overall, very

tmoreau (4743) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass showing a black/brown color with some ruby highlighting, brownish tan, "bubbles & cream" head froth, and ribbony cling to the lacing. The aroma was roasty, with light grain, chocolate, with some smooth creaminess, and a hint of sweetness. Flavor notes were similar, with moderate hop bitterness that possessed an earthy & citrusy astringency, and some lingering nature to it, and decent malt content that generated a lightly creamy mouthfeel. Better than medium bodied, flavorful, with the astringency resisting to bite, even as it warmed.

ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Probably the best use of bittersweet chocolate I've noticed in a beer. What kind of English nerd write that description? And I say that as an English nerd. It may not always look like it, because I've noticed a lot of my reviews have error. But that's only because I'm drunk by then. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

llambeth (3) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
Dark black with a tight tan head. Roasty malt aroma and taste with coffee and light chocolate notes. Kind of a thin body and mouth feel. Overall it is a good stout.

johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle from Winter variety pack. Dark brown pour with a thin, tan head. Dark chocolate, cream and licorice aroma. Bitter cocoa and roasted malt flavors give way to a weak and bitter coffee finish. Average carbonation with dry texture. Body is a little thinner than you would expect. A middle of the road dry stout in my book.

mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2013
From bottle. Aroma is chocolate, malt, caramel and licorice. Taste is bitter chocolate and licorice. Bitterness at end. Smooth stout, very good. Silky rich taste. Overall very good.

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