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Monday, January 23, 2012

Magic Hat Howl Black As Night Winter Lager

Magic Hat Howl Black As Night Winter Lager, a winter seasonal offering from Magic Hat, poured an almost coffee-like color into the glass, capped with a short lived but frothy cream-hued head.  The nose carried forward dry, roasted grains and no hop or yeast aromas to speak of.  

Magic Hat Howl Black Lager opened with the typical dark lager flavors- watered down coffee and a barely detectable tartness in the front.  Surprisingly, the lager thickened up in the middle and even gained a slightly creamy mouth-feel.  The lager faded to a thin, roasted and barely bitter end.

Magic Hat Howl Black Lager stands out pretty strange as an American dark lager... to thick and rich to be compared to most lagers but lacking the body and sweetness of an ale.  Worth checking out for sure, but start with a loosey.

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