RATINGS: 355   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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kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours dark black with a pink tinted, dirty white head. The aroma is roasted malt and cocoa. The flavor is a cool and refreshing stout with toasty malty and cocoa. Its a full flavored good beer, and wins mega points because its sessionable. Yeah! we dont have to put up with 10% abv if we want a tasty stout. Thanks Magic Hat! I can have more than 1.

Evolutionary (523) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from 6 pack from giant eagle. Dark brown black with dull earthy malt smell. Smooth thick body with little sweetness. A touch of sour aftertaste and coffee runs thru it. Great but not perfect. ---Rated via my mouth

gregwilsonstl (2660) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Very black. Tan head. Burnt somewhat sweet. Flavor falls off palate. Nice balance of bitterness.

wlajwl (7064) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Aroma is chocolate, malts and earthy. The flavor is chocolate, malts, fruit, a creamy palate and a hint of acidity/tartness in the finish.

MaltOne (387) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours black coffee brown, with ample coffee cream head, subsiding to a thin lace. Faint and slightly unusual aroma - can’t quite place it - sawdust and coffee. Taste follows the aroma - again strange, coffee with a splash of sour milk. And all the flavor seems to stay at the font of the tonque - odd. Medium body. Could be a bad bottle... but overall, I wouldn’t select this one again.

johnnnniee (4411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2012
12/19/12 Pours a dark brown/black color with a decent sized tan head that persists for a little while. Smells of bitter roasted grain with a heavy coffee type aroma. A bit earthy, tart fruit, and dark brown sugar round out the nose. The flavor is burnt sugar, tart fruit, sweet candied sugar, a hint of earth and little else. Fairly dry finish. Medium to light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a bubbly roasty bitter mouthfeel. So either my palette has really changed since I last tried this or this beer is just not the same. I could drink this if I had to, but with so many choices these days why should I settle for mediocrity?

rocbyter (2159) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Moderate chocolate malt aroma. Black color with a large brown head. Light sweet beginning with a bitter finish. Light creamy palate.

vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with and head. Roasted malt aroma profile. Flavor also very one dimensional, roasted tones very dry finish.

Sammy (12740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2012 2012 version:On draft at jfk5 bar nysb just tapped black with foam and lace roasted coffee coffee ground taste decedrinkabilityity mochocolateate as it warms decent stout

SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep oily black with a two finger light brown head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is a smooth silky chocolate and malt full body finish. Little waxy finish.

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