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Magic Rock Dark Arts Barrel Aged (Red Wine)

Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Unpasteurised keg; Special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4125) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a dark brown color with a small light-tan head. Aroma was dark chocolates, some light barrel and a touch of vinous red wine. Flavor was nice lightly roasted malts, some woody red wine character. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frovigalning (2686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at Örebro Ölcafé. Smell of red berries, oak or wood, and red wine. Similar taste but also with roasted notes, coffee and dark chocolate. Thin body and slightly rough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18939) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2014
Keg at Olivet Twist, Stockholm. Near black, no head. Licorice aroma with some red wine. Mid dry with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Coffee and licorice with some red wine, mid bitter finish. Good components, but strange marriage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1066) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Draft from BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush opening night on 29 November 2013. Poured black with a medium, dense tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roast malt, black cherry, liquorice. Mouth feel was medium. Some sharp bitterness in the initial flavour, with some dark malt, some coffee, but overall lighter than perhaps expected. Finish was also quite light with some oak, espresso and a little grassy hop. Nice, but I prefer the original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gowdy (681) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Sample at Craig’s house from the Hanging Bat. Very dark, maybe a hint of red. Thin and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Tap at Brewdog Camden. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin white head. The aroma is roasted malt with lots of light sour vinous notes. The flavour is moderate sour weak bitter with a complex malt sour wine oak palate and a short bitter vinous finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Draft at Brewdog Camden. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast, red wine, oak and red fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Very woody in the palate. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Shep Bush. It pours a deep brown colour with a small beige head, Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, wood, sweet red wine. Taste is mildly roasty with dark chocolate, coffee and port flavours. Some vanilla and dark fruit notes too. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2780) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2013
Keg at BD Shepherds Bush. Pours black with thin brown bubbles on top. Touch of lacing left about. Very vinous and sweet nose. Vibrant raspberries and citric juice combine with light aniseed and roast. Taste is liquorice forward with vinous red grapes, raspberries and blueberries, savoury olives and and dark fruit with thin milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Solid but nothing spectacular

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (1970) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s Bush opening night. Aroma is really nice light choc and tart raspberry light funk. Opaque black caramel pour with a steadfast light tan head. Flavour is choc, tart raspberry, grape skin tanin . lingering choc touch of roast. . palate is light and crisp carbonic acid bite. Tasty beer with layers of depth.

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