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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 225   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8647) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2014: trübes dunkelbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Schokolade und Kaffee. Geschmack nach Kaffee, schokoladig, trocken, leicht bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (1668) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
On a festival with radlers, sour ales and all kinds of strange ideas this beer was classic, original and beautiful. It is as perfect as a ’simple’ stout can get. Cask at Borefts 2014.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4646) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
On cask @ BBF’14. The aroma has roast, coffee and bread. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is very smooth, light bitter, has roast, coffee, some chocolate, hint of dark fruits and bread. Really good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5397) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Tap @ Borefts 2014, small sample. Dark brown color, short head. Aroma of dark bread, coffee, caramel, biscuit. Bit sweet, bit bitter. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3116) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Tap at Borefts’14: Opaque black colored brew with an delicious bitter taste, good dry and very hoppy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1476) - Boosting beer @ London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2014 CASK@ MAGPIE Brentford. Great lookn black color, intense . Beige khaki head resembles a sand castle. A powerful bitter dry roast ...chocolate covered berries.mild sweetness. A pretty god damn flvAsum stout. R8 giving an extra point...one of the most memorable low booze stouts ive had in ages !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
On tap @ Haandfest 2013. Yeah it’s as good as black in the glass and it has a nice medium sized dark brown top. Really deep chocolate on the nose. Dark grounded coffee, black chocolate malts, a little bit of fudge and dark caramel and hints of spice cake. It smells quite nice, not as extreme as I had hoped for in a beer of this reputation and name, but still really nice. The taste has both vanilla and lots of cold dark coffee. It’s light oily on the mouthfeel, not as full-bodied as I had thought and the carbonation level is average. Lots of sweet chocolate, but the beer itself is definitely not sweet. Dark really roasted. A bit minerally in the finish. Surprisingly easy to drink. More a drinker/quencher than a sipper IMO and that’s often a nice thing. 25.05.2013

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simcoe_citra (19) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at The Sussex Arms Twickenham. Very enjoyable beer. Milk chocolate and coffee in the aroma and also the taste. Slight lactose sweetness quickly gives way to a real roasty bitterness. Can’t find any red fruits you might expect. Lingering finish of roast and milk chocolate again. Lovely stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lisowczyk (60) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Lane Barwa czarna. Piwo nalane "po angielsku" więc trudno ocenić, ale drobna beżowa, kożuch trwały. Wspaniały aromat cappuccino, kawy z mlekiem, nuty słodowe, przypalony spód od ciasta. w smaku praliny z owocowym nadzieniem, kawa z mlekiem/cappuccino, palony słód, spód od ciasta, lekka lukrecja. Aksamitne.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
symmetry (7) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014 does not count
On tap. Earthy aroma. Thick white head on a lustrous black body. Suprising, fruity, rich taste- quite unlike most other stouts I’ve had (in a good way). Very smooth mouthfeel. Excelent stout.


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