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Magic Rock Dark Arts Barrel Aged (Red Wine)

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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Unpasteurised keg; Special


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
[ Keg ][ 10oz ][ Avenue Pub NOLA ][ $8 ][ Flute ][ 8.31.14 ]
>> On tap as "Blood Red Barrel Aged Dark Arts" with Pinot Noir barrel specified in the description. Weaker tan lacing atop a cola black pour with red highlights. Nose brings red wine, blackberry, chocolate cake. Taste is light bodied, tangy, blackberry. Clean palate, extremely light for stout but not thin or bland. Great barrel character- tangy and lactic, but not very sour or lemony. No salt character. Very drinkable. Like it more and more as a session funky stout. Love the blackberry nose.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (12383) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Dark maroon. Rown color. Aroma is roasty and vinous. Taste is light cocoa with vinous notes. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Tart nose, berries, sweet winey taste, chocolate, dry and sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (313) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Keg at BD. Dark tan no head. Ribena, vinous notes, slight industrial alcohol, light coffee, cola. Thin body but with some zing on the tongue. Roller coaster taste- berries, tart vinous, cola cube, coffee, slight astringency. Finishes more like a stout but mineral dryness too.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1821) - WALES - JUN 3, 2014
Keg at Brewdog. Dark brown, small tan head. Aroma - tangy red wine, lots of cherry, sour. Body is medium to light, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is brown sauce, worcester sauce, malts, tannic, sour. This is a bit weird for me - is it meant to be this sour? Still drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2579) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Tap at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, this is the crossover between beer and wine. Jet black with an off-white crema, strong red wine nose and body, too much on the barrel and not enough on the beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4753) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3330) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19671) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1971) - 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.


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