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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2011
Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at White Horse on Parson’s Green. Black - offwhite head. Licorice, roasted, berries, fruity, light body, ok bitterness, nice burned bitterness, dark fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Southampton Arms, 139 Highgate Road, London, Greater London, England NW5 1LE.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, strong dark coffee, dark roasted, licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration, dark roasted, licorice, chocolate malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, smooth and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20110729]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5441) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2011
Draught at The White Horse, London. Black, beige head. Nice dark chocolate and coffee aroma with some hops. Light to medium bodied. Fairly dry, medium bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt (1757) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2011
Cask - The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Poured a rich, deep opaque brown with lighter edging and a small, loose & lasting light brown head. Coffee, dense roasted malts, some dark, dried fruits and a delicat touch of liquorice on the aroma. Roasty, coffee & dark chocolate flavours. Rich & bitter, quite chewy, medium body, big & rounded lingering bitterness. Gentle carbonation gives an added dryness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Tap @ White Horse. Pours dark brown with a small brown head leaving lace. Aroma is acidy, stouty, roasted and coffee. Flavor is velvety, bitter, tart, fruity, ashy and coffee. Finishes bitter and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
Cask at White Horse. Black coloured with a small beige head. Fruity and light roasted aroma of caramel with perumed notes. Roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5405) - ITALY - AUG 10, 2011
scura poca schiuma naso tostato ma con leggere note fruttate cioccolato liquiriza caffe in bocca decise tostature ma non astringenti corpo medio buon amaro finale discreta secchezza

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
Cask conditioned at Southampton Arms, London. Black colour. Rich aroma. It’s toast, bitter chocolate and juniper. Rich lingering flavour of darkness: toast, bitter chocolate and espresso. Silky, medium body with espresso bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green. IT pours opque black, with a thick light tan head. The nose is coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, bonfire and liquorice. The taste is rich-roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, charcoal, smoke, solid bitterness, liquorice, salt and rich caramel, with a long dry-roasted malt finish. Full body and soft carbonation. Good balance and very flavoursome. A brilliant cask stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London. Black beer with a bubby brown head. Licorice aroma, roasted, smoky notes, coca, chocolate, coffee notes. Roasted coffee flavor, some blackcurrant, chocolate, figs, licorice, some sott. Very nice!


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