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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2520) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (1076) - MOROCCO - DEC 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voodoo (632) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1892) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jflopsu (1532) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScottWallace82 (97) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
onespeeddave (3) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
It’s a one-dimensional stout. Initially, t’s a little fizzy. Then there’s some mild malt flavor. It’s not that interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Pours dark dark brown with lots of roasted malt and coffee aromas pouring from the top. Light tan head pervades with hints of bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderate sweet with a light body and a creamy oily aftertaste. Great for a winter’s night

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