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Stout Comparison
(Links will take you to brewer webpage)

Heart of Darkness
Magic Hat Brewing Co
Heart of Darkness

(Burlington, VT)
Storm King Stout
Victory Brewing Co
Storm King Imperial Stout

(Downington, PA)
World Wide Stout
Dogfish Head Brewing Co
World Wide Stout

(Milton, DE)
Note: This beer is 23% alcohol

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Black liquid with a light brown head that quickly dissolves onto the surface of the beer. 

Aroma: A fruity smell is first noticed, but is quickly covered over by a burnt wood and malty aroma.

Taste: This medium bodied beer has a chocolate taste to it which is followed by coffee, nuts and lightly burnt malts.   

Summary: This is a decent stout that goes down really easy. However, I was looking for a more robust flavor.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: A very dark beer that does not allow light to penetrate through the glass. The head is a nice creamy foam with a cinnamon color.

Aroma: The smell of this beer reminds me of hot chocolate. Hints of malts are also noticeable. 

Taste: This full bodied beer is silky smooth on the tongue. Chocolate and coffee flavors are most noticeable, however malts and a slight bitterness appear towards the end of each sip. 

Summary: At 9.1% alcohol this beer has a terrific flavor that makes you forget how strong it is. This is one of my favorite stouts and would recommend it to anyone! 

Tasting Notes

Appearance: A very dark beer with some purple and brown colors apparent when held up to the light. Little to no head.

Aroma: A heavy alcohol smell hovers over the glass. Cherry and molasses are also present. 

Taste: This beer tastes like a port wine. Sweet and sticky with cherry, molasses, coffee and alcohol flavors.

Summary: This is the second strongest beer in the world (Sam Adams Utopia is 24% alc.). Because of that the alcohol flavor dominates. It has a nice flavor and I think may be even better if aged for a year or two. I have another bottle I will put in the basement and review next year.

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