RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 winters 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
BITTERNESS: 30
SRM: 80.0
AVAILABILITY: October 15 to January 15

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3174) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Dark brown to black pour with a long lasting, soft tan head that tickles the upper lip with its softness. The aroma is full of coffee and cocoa malts like a good stout should have. Medium and delicate body. Eruption of coffee and smoked chocolate at first that evolves quickly into a more bitter finish that lingers at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4971) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a thin beige head and minimal lacing. Tastes bitter, dry, like coffee and dark chocolate. Fizzy feel. Hints of toffee and syrup sweetness. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like chocolate, toffee, with hints of bitter coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5311) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, plums, dates, light chocolate, and some earthy notes. Flavor is dry roast malts, chocolate, some dark fruit esters, and light coffee bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EthanLikesBeer (1) - Eagleville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
12 oz bottle into frosted pint. Pitch black with frothy tan head. Aromatic, chocolate malt, some corn. Medium body, fizzy stout. Abrupt finish. Not bitter not sweet. Overall...very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1197) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Black in the glass. Dry crisp cocoa and coffee flavors. Slight smokey toasted nose. Overall, a very tasty brew. Thanks to BarZigKin for the trade...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haslinger (913) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
12 ounce bottle from a Magic Hat mixpack, deep midnight black pour, some chocolate and roasted coffee/malt, a bit thin for a stout but not too bad. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a rocky beige slowly fading head. Semi-sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate syrup and earthy notes. Taste is a bit thin and chalky with chocolate, coffee, barley and grains. Finishes zippy and acidic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (891) - - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7621) - 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.


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