Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1773) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
It seems like some decent but simple stout. Really nothing that gets my excited, but afterall it’s ofcourse not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (5418) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Cask at Borefts ’14. Black, beige head. Aroma of caramel and roasted nuts, roasted coffee, some tar, chocolate, sweet dark fruits. Flavour is medium-sweet, tar, ash, roasted nuts, chocolate, coffee, bittersweet finish, creamy. Medium-bodied. Great stout imho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (2263) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
@Borefts 2014, zwart met fijne bruine kraag welke redelijk kleverig is. aroma van gebrande- en geroosterde mouten, chocolade en koffie, goed in zijn eenvoud.
smaken: komt redelijk zoet binnen, wat mout(haver), glad en zacht, redelijke koffie, zwak bitter, afdronk lichte koffietonen en iets droog. In de basis een aardige Engelse stout .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10502) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (1843) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4829) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5799) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3384) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Tap at Borefts’14: Opaque black colored brew with an delicious bitter taste, good dry and very hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2015 (CASK@ Magpie , Brentford) . An awesome foreboding black intense beer , a khaki head resembles a sand castle . This stuff surprised me as Im not the biggest fan of low-boost stouts . a powerful bitter dry roast opens ..rich .chocolate covered berries. , powdery dark choc, notes of subtle hops . R8..iam giving an extra point...one of the most memorable low boost stouts i have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3603) - 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

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 24

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50