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Magic Rock Dark Arts Soured in Bruichladdich with Raspberries

Magic Rock Dark Arts Soured in Bruichladdich with Raspberries
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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
On keg at the Small Bar, Bristol, December 2013. Dark brown with a hint of red and decent, frothy, off-white head. Pleasant, raspberry, plain chocolate and roasted malts, with some vanilla oak and dryish finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10514) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Keg at Draft House Charlotte - London. Pours rich brown with a large, tan froth head. Sour dark malts in the nose with whispers of tangy raspberry and a bit of torched wood. Light sweet flavor with good raspberry notes, light dry cocoa, a bit of earth and bitter burnt wood. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately tangy dark malts in the finish with subtly funky and jammy raspberries, mild bittersweet chocolate, background roasted malts, a bit of dry and burnt barrel. Good stuff. Well balanced with deep nuances.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (2892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Raspberries evident on the aroma, alongside chocolate and vanilla. Taste has a lactic sour note, with coffee bitterness coming through. Medium bodied, creamy texture, long, tasty finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1121) - SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Dark soily brown with a ringed tan head. Tart earthy nose. Decent tang to the initial taste, brilliantly zippy raspberry middle but there’s not much whisky coming in for me. More earthy, woody finish and a nice vanilla sweetness to the linger.

Keg, Hanging Bat, Edinburgh

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Keg in North Bar, Leeds. Pours a pitch black, finger of head. Aroma is brilliant and multi-faceted: whisky, biscuits, raspberries, chocolate, oats, vanilla. Ace. Taste is great too, and not what I expected: sour raspberries up front, with the whisky coming through, coffee and chocolate notes with a bit of charcoal, then the cereal notes. Taste lasts ages, medium-full bodied. Right up my street, love it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Keg at North Bar. Dark brown/black, thin tan head. Big tart raspberry nose with a touch of medicinal iodine whisky underneath, and a soft roasty background. Surprisingly dry and tart, touch of black forest gateau, a touch metallic, some dark dark chocolate malts, soft vanilla, long boozy soft linger. Delicious, though actually I would prefer a little more whisky influence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Keg at Draft House Charlotte, Goodgestreetville, Londinium - 30/10/13. Pitch black with a thin tan covering. Nose is bramble berries, dark malts, earthy cocoa, raspeberry compote. light metallic nip, boozey Black Forest gateux notes. Taste comprises light roast, tangy tartetned berry fructis, light mineral bite, earthy chocolate, slightly lactic raspberry tang, charred wood light. Medium bodied, a little over carbed for my liking slightly prickly, berry fruit tang in the finale. Solid enough stout but had expected more, certainly doesn’t improve upon the base beer for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Keg at Draft House Charlotte. It pours a deep brown body with ruby edges and a small tan head. Some coffee too. Taste is quite sour with some buttering roasted notes. Red wine, raspberries and wood. Medium to thin body with lively carbonation. Overall, very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Deep black... Massive tan head... Soft roast... Light milky sourness ... Soft roast... Dark malts. .. Deep roast... Soft smooth... Silky... Mellow rounded... Lightest fruit... Cask at the hanging bat... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft roast.. Light lactic roast... Very fruity nose.. Soft roast.. Light bitter... Tiny tartness .. Soft roast... Light raspberry... Soft fruits... 4.0

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6288) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Keg at Indymanbeercon 2013. It pours darkest brown (near black) with a small light tan head. The nose is light roast, toast, charred wood, dark fruits, whisky and spice. The taste is crisp, tart, sour raspberry, roasted malt, toast, earth, light lactic notes, wood, whisky, medicinal notes and vinous aspect with a dry, lightly tart finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Works well due to the balance. Rather quaffable.


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