Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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FaithHealer1's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - - OCT 31, 2012
Keg at North Bar (Magic Rock Halloween takeover). Aroma is brilliant - roasted coffee, chocolate, red wine, a bit of digestive biscuit. Taste is wonderful - the dark chocolate, coffee and raisinish flavours your expect from Dark Arts, but a beautifully mingling plummy character from the red wine, and a vanilla from the barrel. You could easily mistake this for an imperial stout, its got that character. Long, flavourful finish. Utterly beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Tart nose, berries, sweet winey taste, chocolate, dry and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (301) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1605) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2438) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4563) - 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
olsvammel (3030) - 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 (19324) - 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 (1667) - 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 (727) - 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 (4257) - 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.

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