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    Monday
    Jul142014

    Sip, Taste and Brew: Heart of Darkness Stout

    Tasting Notes for Magic Hat Heart of Darkness Stout:

    My Thoughts:

    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:

    Style: Stout

    Malt: Pale, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, Munich Malt.

    Hops: Apollo, Goldings.

    IBU: 30

    SRM: 80

    Abv. : 5.7%

     

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