Magic Hat Heart of Darkness is an inky-black, oatmeal stout with an undercurrent of bittersweet chocolate. Available in the winter in bottles, growlers, and on-tap, Heart of Darkness pours out a chocolate brown in color, near opaque with burgundy hues and a tall creamy ivory head that leaves sticky lacing behind. The nose is of milk and dark chocolate, with lingering floral hops, and touches of medicinal notes above caramel and dried coffee beans. The taste is first of caramel, then bitter chocolate, followed by dark, fruity esters (fig, raisin, dark cherry), with a coffee and musty oat base. The finish of this stout ale is dry and airy leaving a caramel aftertaste. Try this 5.3% ABV Oatmeal Stout in a ping glass, mug or stein at 50-55 degrees Farenheit. Magic Hat Heart of Darkness pairs well with earthy cheeses, chocolates, desserts, shellfish, smoked meat and mid-winter feasts.