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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 234   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6346) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle from myBrewerytap. Smooth, smoke, chocolate, burned toast. The bitterness makes sure it does not get too silky. Dark fruit, grain. Very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2012
330ml Bottle - Black in colour with a tan head. Liquorice, coffee and plain chocolate in the aroma. The taste is roasted, smooth and chocolatey with notes of liquorice and coffee standing out.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6113) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle from MyBrewerytap.com. Pours pitch black with a big spongy tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts,dark bittter chocolate. Taste is smooth, oily mouthfeel, dark chocolate, bitter liquorice, medium bodied. Lingering with all the goodies lurking in the shadow, dark malts, roast,liquorice. A winner for me, this one, even though a bit weak body.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle from mybrewerytap.com. pours jet black with a thin tanned head. Literally no aroma. Dark chocolate and fruits with a dark coffee aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2011
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Hazy near black. Rich chocolate aroma. Mid sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel. Warming chocolaty finish with medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle at home from Beer Ritz, Leeds. Black as the abyss, with a wee (not literally) tan head. Nose was roasted malts, dark fruit and dark chocolate. Very tasty flavour which had plenty to say for itself with notes of coffee, licorice,dark fruit and chocolate. Dried out towards the finish. Sign me up for the dark side then please Mr Necromancer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Dark color with a airy light-brown head. The aroma’s of roasted malts, espresso and brown sugar. The taste is bitter and hoppier than most stouts I’ve tried. The mouthfeel’s medium and a bit oily. This isn’t your standard stout, and I appreciate the creativity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
lushious. pours pitch black with a fluffy tan head. bags of roast malts and coffee in the nose. a hint of alcohol too. chocolate, coffee, licorice and roasted malts to the fore in the mouth loses a couple of marks as its not quite as thick as I’d like, but it’s a minor gripe. thefinsih just goes on and on with the flavours bouncing around your mouth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorgeLee (1345) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2012 Cask at Craft Beer. Deep black colour, aromas strongly of coffee and some black chocolate. Taste is smooth, lots of roast, coffee again, very complex yet without excessive bitterness. Very long finish. Alcoholic but not aggressively so. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 5, 2011
Keg at Cask. Dark brown with small beige head which soon fades. Aroma is roasted malt, bit of coffee and a touch of booze. Taste is oaty, and a bit of chocolate milk. Not so much bitterness, but a bit of vanilla. Lovely!


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