Tasting Notes for Magic Hat Heart of Darkness Stout:
Here is one of the seasonal beers from Magic Hat Brewing Co. that has been in their portfolio for a few years and there is a good reason for that.
It is an opaque deep brown colored stout that, when a light is shown through it, almost swallows the light. The head is a light brown closely knit foam that hold up well.
The first refreshing swallow is instant gratification for those looking for a stout that relies on coffee notes tempered with a hint of chocolate. The finish is smooth and retains the balance of coffee and chocolate that start out in the beginning.
As a desert brew this would finish a hearty meal on its own but just might accompany roasted chestnuts.
Should you be able to find a bottle of this in warmer weather it would balance out the sweet char of grilled beef or “low & slow” BBQ pork ribs.
The Technical Data:
Malt: Pale, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, Munich Malt.
Hops: Apollo, Goldings.
Abv. : 5.7%
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