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Magic Rock Dark Arts

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98
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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark Arts blends 4 malts and bags of whole hops to deliver a decadently deep and indulgent experience. A luxuriously smooth mouthfeel, is followed by spicy hop notes and full flavours of chocolate, liquorice, blackberries and figs. The finish is rich and satisfying with a lingering roasted bitterness. Our stout will convert you to the dark side.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (486) - - FEB 27, 2015
Cask at grove, huddesfield. Black with foamy tan head. Aroma is smokey and ashy with some soy and fruit, also quite ’farmy’. Taste is very ashy bitter. Medium body and light carbonation. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5529) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
1/II/15 - on tap @ Trappistenlokaal ’t Klooster (Delft) - BB: n/a (2015-124)

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of caramel, toast, dried fruits, bit nutty, spicy, cocoa powder, rye bread, soft roastedness. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish, hoppy, pretty roasted, some overripe fruits, caramel, bit of banana. Aftertaste: roasted, cocoa powder, hoppy, some coffee, bit sourish, bitter ending.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2015
dark brown color. Superb roasted malt character in the nose but lacks a bit of depth. The mouth show excellent roastiness, dry with hint of licorice. Medium body. Excellent roasty finish. Honestly it is tough to explain why the roasted malt character is just so much superior to other stouts but it is, though it lacks the complexity that I like, it is still really great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6487) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Draft (at Holy Grale, Louisville KY). Head is brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain), with notes of minerals, vanillla, chalk. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A bit too doughy in the nose, but otherwise nicely balanced, simple, and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (406) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
Soapy tan head, though creamy at the top. Aroma is roasted malts and a lump of charcoal. Taste is also roasted malts but mixed with strong coffee. Aftertaste is not as bitter as the flavour would lead you to expect.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1184) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2015
Caña en cimmeria el 25-01-2015. color negro intenso con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados con ligeros ahumados cacaos y especias, ligero ligero amargo final y toques algo quemados. No esta mal, cuerpo medio suave y fácil de beber con 6 vol. Una pequeña sorpresa stout inglesa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (202) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2015 On tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 23/01/2015 Color Negro, Sabor a malta tostada y cafe. Buena stout

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (2390) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 22, 2015
Keg @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 22-01-2015.
In short: tasty stout.
Pours very dark with nice creamy tan head. Moderate head retention, good lacing. Roasty, coffee, spicy aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite bitter, roasty, coffee, spicy. Ends dry and bitter. Prety tasty stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGago (13) - SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
Very very good balance to the bitter direction. It's a nice, sweet, and not-very-hoppy aroma. It's a perfect beer to enjoy by itself. I have a hard time to picture it with food, just too sweet and too bitter for a nice mix. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2439) - SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
@ OT 15-1-17: riktig trevlig svart vätska med fina tjocka toner av rostat malt, kaffe och choklad. En rund och mjuk munnkänsla med lagom hetta. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!


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