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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (441) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Black (or very dark brown) beer with a brown head. Surprisingly light aroma of toasty malt. Not much of an initial hit of flavour other than a bit of hop on the tongue. Following that is a stronger taste of malt and I think both coffee and chocolate. There?s a brief tangy fruit flavour in there too and the finish is quite bitter and dry. Lighter than I expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1910) - SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
On tap. Pours black with low light tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, coffee, milk chocolate, brown sugar, raisins. Taste is immediate coffee bitter before a balancing chocolate sweet. Body is medium and very creamy with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Lots of cocoa on the nose, nice light brown head. Thick in the mouth with a slightly powdery feel some stout has. Pretty bitter, some liquorice and embers, with a lingering aftertaste. Maybe needs a slight sweet note of dark fruit to balance it, add the bitterness is very prominent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (1095) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
Nästan svart öl med beige skum. Doften är framförallt rostad malt och kaffe. Smaken är mer mångfasseterad. De rostade tonerna finns där tillsammans med mörk choklad, aska och vanilj. Något tunn kropp för ännu högre betyg.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Draft. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has nootes of roasted malt, hay, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, burnt bread, and hay, leading to a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2315) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
Fra fat på Cardinaltreff mai-13: servert rett etter Prestesonen, det ble en interesssant sammenligning. Magic Rock bruker mye am.humler iflg Sigmund, og det merkes på aromaen, som er mye mer fremtredende enn hos Prestesonen. Højt cremet, lysebrunt skum. Tørr, og god, lett syrlig smak (kan de ha brukt litt rugmalt?), men kortere ettersmak enn Prestesonen. Målfotoet viser at Kinn vant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
040513. Bottle at home. Pours black with a high head. Aroma coffee, nuts, roasted malts. Slight dry palate. Hint of liquorice.Slightly thin. Not Bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 29, 2013
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Pitch black colour, large and creamy beige head. Firm roasty aroma, notes of coffee and chocolate, hints of liquorice and woodwork. Moderately roasty flavour, medium dry, with the same elements as in the aroma, followed by a distinct hoppy bitterness. Roasty and hoppy aftertaste. Well balanced and highly drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10698) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Tap @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, London. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and smoke. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Soft and smooth. 260413

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6069) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 18, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige creamy head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, smoke, tar and chocolate chip cookies. Flavour of strong roasted malts, salty licorice, chocolate chip cookies and tar. Medium bodied, dry, almost adhesive mouthfeel and a very round, lingering bitter finish. A rather strong stout. Great!


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