In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Magic Hat. It is their Heart of Darkness Stout. If you read my earlier beer blog post on this brewery, you know the history of Magic Hat. If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know Magic Hat Brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a jet black color with a semi tan to off white color head on this stout. The smell has a slight coffee to chocolate notes. The taste of this stout is chocolate to coffee notes. There is a coffee or toffee aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
The ancient ritual of brewing a distincity rich and flavorful beer is a performance to behold. Our mysterious melange of time-honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience, and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of kindred spirits. Cheers!
Here is a description from their website (www.magichat.net):
Filled with the howling of black dogs that haunt the long-forgotten shadows of the human soul. This dense liquid-silk summoned hope from hibernation and balanced winter’s endless white snows with a rich swirl of creamy black rapture.
An inky-black stout with a smooth, round palate and a dream-like undercurrent of bittersweet chocolate.
- MaltsPale, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Munich
- HopsApollo, Goldings
- YeastEnglish Ale
- Original Gravity15° Plato
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I was not a huge fan of this brewery when I first saw it hit the market in Chicago. I believe they hit that market about six or seven years ago. I have from that time started to like Magic Hat a little bit more and more as the years edge to 2013. I still have not retry their flagship #9. I will be retrying that beer in the near future. I saw this beer and I had to pick it up and try it. I really like their packaging but it sometimes does not really say what the beer is in the bottle. This one does. I love the balance from the chocolate and coffee notes. I really enjoyed drinking this brew. I will be picking up more before it leaves for the season. If you are a stout fan, you will need to find a bottle of Heart of Darkness. I recommend this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser