Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6679) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16407) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7040) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (4322) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5049) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 19, 2012
Cask @ Cask Pub, London

Pours pitch black with a bubbly light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Taste is smooth with hints of roasted malts, licorice and dark chocolate. Finish is slightly roasty with hints of berries. Quite easy to drink but still extremely tasty. Well balanced stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (3335) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Buy 1 get 1 Free!!! bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. Inky black with a thin tan head. There are strong chocolate and earthy roasted flavours with bitter red fruity and liquorice notes to the coffee flavoured finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
Creamy dark pour with very thin head. moderate coffee aroma with a smokey aftertaste that lingers. Rich flavours but a difficult drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
Tough one for me this. Lovely smooth feel and no doubt tasty. But I was blown away with the first bottle, then had the 2nd a few days later from same source and was relatively non-plussed. I put this down to the fact that the first bottle was had after smoking something interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
Keg, Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, 03/04/12. Glossy, slightly aubergine-hued black fringed with tan. Lush, Neopolitan, cigar, burnt vanilla and espresso aroma. Deep silken berry tones overlaid with mellow lactic roastedness; mocha, liquorice. Quite a lipsmacker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11473) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
Bottled, 330ml from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Black with light brown head. Roasty, sharp stout, quite spiky in character, not as rounded, bitterness with a resinous hop note, drying and bitter. Good stuff without reaching the real heights.

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