Brewed by Magic Rock Brewing
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2773) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Draft at Khyber Pass. Opaque back pour that started with a good show of khaki foam but reduced quickly to a soft ring and left no lasting lace. Not much aroma. Dark malts. Carob beans. Glossy chocolate liquorice. Black currants. Cold coffee. Desiccated walnuts. Vanillin. Charcoal in the finish. Distinctive but feels more like a strong Porter than a Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (918) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2016
Can from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Pitch black, with a small, greyish head. Coffee and roasted malt nose and flavour. Quite dry. Bitter ending. Thick body. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (2390) - PORTUGAL - JUL 25, 2016
From cask @ the brewery. Black colour with medium tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, toffee and coffee in the aroma. Average to low carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet with chocolate and earthy notes. Dry and roasty finish. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4915) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
(Magic Rock Dark Arts) Tap at In De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 250 ml, served into a teku. Black coloured body, dark beige head on top, a bit thin, with good retention though. Aroma has light roasted malts, bitter chocolate and faint coffee. Taste is nicely bitter, lots of dark chocolate, some fruity, hoppy notes, roasted malts and light coal on the finish. Medium body with good carbonation, pretty dry on the palate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
Can. Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and some spices. Flavor is slightly bitter, slightly sweet, loads of chocolate and very smooth and well balanced. Subtle but powerful, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
33cl can. Pitch black pour with a thin beige head. Smells like roasted malts, chocolate and hops. The taste follows the same notes, a nice mix of chocolate bitterness, hop bitterness and caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, medium carbonation and a roasty bitter-sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3617) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
Can at Café Derat, Utrecht. Aroma is roasted malt, creamy coffee, cocoa, sweet mocha, chocolate, touch of liquorice. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium, bit creamy. Rich and lovely coffee Stout, very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Can, from Message in a Bottle, Cleethorpes. Jet black, thin but lasting coffee beige head and gentle condition. Pleasing sweet coffee, liquorice, blackcurrant and some earthiness in the nose, full bodied in the mouth with sweet liquorice, sweet creamy coffee and fruit offset by a roasted barley bitterness and some peppery spice notes, finish is long and sweet but tempered by a low dry bitter roasted barley note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (441) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2016
Milk chocolate aroma. Minimal head disappeared quickly. Well roasted but not extreme.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2953) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2016
Can @ Beerlovers Bar, Antwerp. Dark brown/black colour, beige foam. Nose of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and some fruitiness. Bitter but also light sweet. Well balanced. Very nice stout.

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