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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2012
Draft at Brewdog Camden. Pours cloudy dark brown with a bubbly tan head. Massive coffee aroma. Flavour like drinking an iced coffee with a smooth bitter finish. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (669) - SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle. Black with a minimal tan head. Aroma is dry coffee. Flavour is exactly what I want from a stout - coffee, chocolate, caramel with a balancing hops flavour. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerViking (2074) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
Keg at the brewery, deep dark brown with coffee crema, coffee, malt and treacle nose. Rich full body with treacle, wine, burnt caramel, more coffee, beautifully underlaid with pine hop that then comes to the fore in the finish, along with a dry burnt bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3625) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Opaque black, not much head. Smells like a Stout all right - ashy and dry. Crunching taste, blocks of chiselled graphite and chargrilled notes, with just enough sweetness and hop to make it balanced. A delicious Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1388) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle. Black body. Thin tan head. Smoky, nutty, roasty and meaty. Milk chocolate and coffee. Citrusy hops. Spice, a little washing up liquid (not my fault). Initially hit of bitterness followed by bittersweetness leaving a soft chocolately finish. Fizzy. Great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
On tap at Haand Festival 2012
Dark, thick head. Smells of roasted malts and coffee. Malty taste, medium sweet, coffee too. Quite dry on the palate, medium body. Qutie drinkable beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5265) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
On tap@Haand2012. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some chocolate, coffee and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Draft courtesy of Stuart, thanks! Black color, thick brown head with good retention. Aroma of burnt espresso and milk chocolate. Taste is similar. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (5896) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Cask, Pub and Kitchen 16/04/2012. Near black with a slight, off-white head. Roasted malts and dark chlorate aroma with a touch of happiness. Flavour had more chocolate, black coffee and a dry finish. A good stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3161) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 21, 2012
Very dark, dangerously looking, with frothy tan head. But at 6% its not bad at all of course. Mostly coffee, some roasted notes. Good bitterness and well flavoured brew. Still drinkable, all right. Especially solid body work here. So it makes quite the nice drink. (2/3 pint at Brewdog Camden)


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