Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Simonplea (10) - Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
This is a black pint with a thin white head Nice to hold in the mouth till swallowed then leaving a strong after taste for some time after But before you swallow take it to the back of the tong and drive it past both sides of the tong One to get again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogbomb (996) - ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
On cask. Pours jet black with a thick dark tan head. Chocolates and malty goodness coming from the scent. Licorice, chocolate, blackberry, treacle, a slight alcohol kick. After the sweetness comes the bitter. Makes the finish last long and memorable. Cracker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1054) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, 4th April 2012. Good solid Stout, not as complex as some, The Kernel for instance. I would drink this ne again for sure

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Aromas of candy, toffee, some liquorice. Flavours of roasted malts, burnt caramel, some sweetness and herbal hop too. Perhaps a little too acrid, but a pleasing stout all round.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1955) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
21 Jan 2012. Cask, The Sheffield Tap, Sheffield. Deep ruby brown. Sweet with resin and soy sauce. More resin at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11060) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Cask. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Very roasted. Heavy bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14382) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
Tap @ Craft Beer Co. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, coffee, milk chocolate and hops. Smooth beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle from Nina’s Mini Mart, Edinburgh
Black...frothy dark tan head...some lacing
Aroma - roasted malts...some soft coffee...hint of dark bitter chocolate...slight wood smoke...rich dark malts
Taste - rich smooth roasted malts...soft coffee..slight smoky burnt wood...bit of liquorice...bit of sweet treacle malts...well blended...no harsh notes
Palate medium carb..a little fizzy..medium body...quite smooth. Finish as main flavour..soft smooth dark roast malt finish...clears well of palate
Overall - I must try this cask one day - another great Magic Rock beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2025) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
Cask in Euston Tap. Very dark brown, good clarity and ruby edges, with creamy stout off white head. Nose is a bit strange. Cheesy, roasted malt. Taste is roasted grain, black coffee, chocolate and then with some ale fruity notes of blackberry, bit of dark fruit coming through on the finish. Body is smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2156) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
Keg. Pours a dark brown, with a thin beige head. Dry, medium bodied, medium bitterness, balanced CO2. Roasted malts, chocolate, asphalt, tar, smoke, hops, yeast. (2012-02-15)

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