Magic Hat Heart of Darkness

Magic Hat Heart of Darkness

Magic Hat Heart of Darkness: Better than the book.

In my heavily biased opinion, libraries are pretty amazing places. All that knowledge stockpiled in one place, chaperoned by helpful and attractive librarians, is pretty exciting. The one that I work in is more spectacular than most. After all, in how many other libraries does work sometimes consist of setting up and testing out a human foosball court in the stacks?

Though I love my job at the library, it does have a few downsides. The most egregious of these is that my reference desk duties sometimes conflict with Friday evening happy hour. Today being one such occasion, I chose to console myself after work with a very literary beverage selection: Magic Hat Heart of Darkness.

While I recall throughly despising Joseph Conrad’s novella of the same name when forced to dissect and interpret it ad nauseum in a high school English class, I found Magic Hat’s Heart of Darkness to be quite pleasant. The two Hearts of Darkness do share some similarities, however, as Magic Hat’s intensely dark stout is about as complex as Marlow’s trip down that blasted river. Rich roasted coffee and chocolate flavors augmented with a very slight hint of smoke give way to a lingering bitterness that ends with a faintly fruity flavor. An entirely delicious experience. The goods:

Magic Hat Heart of Darkness

Style: Stout
Availability: Seasonal (winter)
ABV: 5.7%
Hops: Apollo, Goldings
Notes: Intensely dark and complex. Roasty up front, with a tiny hint of smoke. Tapers off into lingering bitterness mixed with slightly fruity flavors.
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My Take: Absurdly delicious; much better than the book.

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