RATINGS: 358   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Sweet chocolate and light mocha aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Coffee, chocolate and a roasty bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FleaBeard (5) - - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
An easy drinking stout. Medium bitterness, solid black, with brown foam. Noticeable coffee and dark chocolate notes. Fairly light palate for a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Refreshing stout. Light on the palate for the style. Coffee and chocolate flavors. Good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4373) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Opaque brown-black with a long tan head and wisps of lace that settle back into the brew. The taste is remarkable for a low abv - big taste of bitter chocolate and toasted malt, balanced at the end by a light bittering. Long chocolate finish. Not a brew to spend an evening with, as it is quite filling. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4880) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Brown pour with a medium khaki head and good retention. Aroma is chocolate, sweet malts, lightly tart. Tastes are oats, chocolate, nuts, roasty, coffee - then thin quick finish that is a little dry and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5856) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Pours black into a Sam glass. Mocha head with little retention recedes to hug rim leaving spot lacing. Milk chocolate and espresso aromas. Thin with sweet caramel and licorice upfront turning to dry sweet milk chocolate before the medium length espresso and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Digital_Aura (228) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
3/4 pint bottle. Pours an inky purple (Lovibond 40) with tight, 1/2" head. Messy lace. Aroma is indiscernible and unremarkable. Tastes like water mostly. Kind of disappointing actually. Sure there's a silky palate and a slight coffee-bitter aftertaste. But this is not on par with any of the dozens of good stouts I've had this season. Quite bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
radarsock (1184) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Purchased a 6pack at the Newington Trader Joe’s. I’m getting cold feat: it sincerely smells of dog food, spent grain, soy sauce, wheat bread, American hops and milk chocolate. Hopefully it tastes better than it smells. It does taste better, but not by much: starts somewhat chocolatey with notes of cinnamon and hop bitterness. Its ending is a travesty: soured milk, hay, grass trimmings and wax. Fuck, Magic Hat why do you suck so much?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Smooth coffee and chocolate aromas. Black with a thick and dense tan head. Semi-sweet with elements of roast bitterness. Full bodied with a semi-sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Sample from a 12oz bottle. Dark brown color. Mildly hazy, minimal thin khaki head. Roasty, chocolatey nose. Big coffee flavor. Bigger body, smooth carbonation. More bitter taste, light sweet. Light sticky viscosity in the finish. Fine, but a bit too milky sweet in the end for me.

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