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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1137) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 7, 2016
Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has dark, roasted malts, slightly smokey, with a touch of dark chocolate. Taste follows, roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. Quite balanced overall, starts malty but finishes quite bitter and roasty with a touch of hops. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it’s a legit robust stout, tasty and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3083) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Svart med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter kaffe, kandis og noe brent karamell. Middels til fyldig. Søtlig, lett bitter mørk sjokolade og kaffe. Middels lang.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2016
’Surreal stout’ by Magic Rock, from a craft can. Pale greyish beige, medium thick, lacing, moussy and dense head over a jet black beer with mahogany edges. Aroma of cured meat, beef broth, lots of black coffee or even espresso, cigar ashes, quite a lot of iron but nevertheless feeling ’natural’, dried mediterranean herbs, black pepper, burnt cardboard, bitter chocolate, dried mushroom, nut shells. Clean onset, even a bit neutral at the start, a mixture of restrained dried mushroom-like umami, very basic ’dull’ sourishness and very subdued dried fruit sweetishness, with some minerally accents; carbo is softish. The beer begins to shine in the middle, when the malts open the palate with dry nutty and bitter toasted flavors, evolving into roasted bitterness with an ashy quality to it; finishes even drier than it began, as the roasted, cold black coffee-like bitterness and ’deep’ sourishness mingle with spicy hop bitterness yielding retronasal peppery aromas, pairing well with the umami flavor that keeps sitting on top of it all. Notably dry stout - ’Irish’ in a certain sense, rather straightforward, but technically flawless, accomplished and to the point. One for the true stouthead.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sebilinz (1759) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 3, 2016
Can. Dark brown nearly black body with tan head. Aroma is floral, coffee, caramel and roasted malts with red fruits mostly raspberries in the background. Taste is not as complex, roasted malts, coffee some sour fruits and hints of ash. Aftertaste is nice balanced between roasted malts bitterness and malty sweetness. Very nice stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (1373) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2016
33cl. Can.
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma coffee, chocolate, dark malts, roasted malts.
Taste chocolate sweets, roasted bitters.
Mouthfeel creamy.
Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2621) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Coffee, roasted malts, pine, caramel and chocolate. Quality brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (797) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
Uit blik geschonken. Pikzwart bier. Mooie geur van gebrande mout, rokerig. Komt ook in de smaak terug, met daarbij drop. Heerlijke stout, vol van smaak, zeker voor de 6% abv.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Looks amazing. Black with a full brown head. The flavor is quite roasty and malty. Quite different and heavier than everything else is been drinking that evening so it didn’t sit right.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (1415) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2016
330ml can from top of the hops Kilmarnock a dark brown almost black colour stout aroma is rich roasted malts flavour is dark chocolate slightly fruity with rich roasted malts and hints of coffee and liquorice smooth rich satisfying mouthfeel

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allanmb (169) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Pours very dark brown. Almost black with decent beige head. Aromas of chocolate and hint of roosted malt with coffee undertones. Good carbonation and mout feel for the ABV. Taste is coffee dominated but lots of chocolate too with a hint of smoked roasted malt. Finish is semi sweet with a touch of bitterness and lingering smoke


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