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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1448) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle, Coppers8till8, Ncl. Big smoky roasted aroma, leads into a beautifully smooth full-flavoured assaualt on the tongue. This is a mighty stout, beautifully balanced, spicy hop notes come through to balance out the strong malt dominance. Definite plum and whisky characteristics. Gorgeous jet black colour and a rich dark cofee coloured head just add to the all-round beauty of this beer. Had this accompanied by some mature cheddar and toasted sourdough and what a pairing that was!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Bottle from Great Grog. Man am I excited about this beer. Big deep black pour, thick bubbly brownish head. Nose is rich dark chocolate, coffee, some raisin, plenty of roast malt too. Palate is thick chocolate and vanilla at first, which is soon joined by a definite roasty/smokey streak. Strange but pleasant hints of plum/raisin too. Spicy hop and ash finish, and the tiniest cheeky hint of booze. This is an awesome beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London. Opaque black color. Sweet coffeish roasty aroma. Sweet coffeish flavor with some nuts, toffee and charcoal. Initially smooth with some ashy astringency and tannins in finish. A great stout with rich taste.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (2728) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Bottle at home blackberries and licorice nose. Dark brown/ black cm tan head, steady stream of bubbles. Rich roast barley and berries with long dry and smooth finish Keg at port street beer house august. Rich and thick body with chocolate and Resinous hops finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
Cask @ The Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate abd licorice aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and licorice finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 cask at stockbridge tap ... im tempted to just say hell yeah and leave it at that... but probably best not ... bright green ... thin tan head ... big soft coffee roast malts nose... dark deep plums ... dark heavy roast malts ... dark chocolate .... dark fruits ... solid dark roast malts ... oh and i was joking about the green colour... it was neon pink 4.2 cask at cloisters ... neon pink ... thin tan head ... dark chocolate ... light pine hop nose ... too much hop up front ....but nice darrk chocolate roast ... little toffee ... again soft pine ... nice but prefered it last time ... 4.0 keg at brewdog ... dark black ... thin tan head ... solid dry chocolate roast malt nose .... litle toocold ... but actually not too fizzy ... deeep dark roast malts ... big solid roast ... quite a lot of pine hop ... 4.0 keg at the southern ... neon pink ... thin green head ... rich smooth chocolate malts ... soft roast ... juicy malts ... dark chocolate ... light biter chocolate ... dark roast ...wow . this is lovly id forgotten how good 4.2 cask at Crosskeys ... day go orange ... thin blood orange lacing ... deep rich chocolate nose ... dark bitter chocolae roast ... deep malt body ... light bitterlinger ... soft hopyness in linger .. nice but not best ive had it 3.8

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co London august 2011. Dark, small headed. Coffee, chocolate, sweet licorice aroma. I love the taste of coffee, chocolate and licorice with some roasted notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1924) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, chocolate, coffee, slight bitterness, rich tasting. A satisfying well balanced stout from Magic Rock.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2011
(Cask at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, London, 21 July 2011) Black colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, black coffee and dark rye bread. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, black coffee, liquorice, dark rye bread and a generous roasty bitterness in the finish. Medium body with a certain sweetness. Excellent stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ White Horse on Parsons Green, London. RBESG 2011. Pours black with a small bubbly head. Oily and sticky. Roast and liquorice. Smooth and quite lovely.


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