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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


mr_h's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3072) - Ayr, - FEB 4, 2013
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - very dark reddish brown near black, thin tan head, good lacing, coffee, liquorice, chocolate aroma, expresso coffee initial flavour with lingering meadowy hop aftertaste, dry malty finish


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2550) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at the Euston Tap, London on 17 Mar 2012. Poured black, with a thin beige head. Aroma of big roasted malt, leather and dark chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Coffee in the flavour, with some bitter burnt notes and liquorice. Finish was ash, tobacco and molasses.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3060) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Tap at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is almost black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavors: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Simple but nice drinkability. Quite fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Churchill’s ][ $3 ][ ][ 11.14.14 ]
>> Pours deep black with red highlights, spotty gray lacing. Nose is spruce, herbal, fresh, hoppy. Taste is weaker, thin bodied, but clean with spruce, herbs, pine. Light body for style, chalky. Nearly sessionable at 6%.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
weordie (97) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Pours black as the night is long with a lingering creamy head. Aroma of chocolate. Dark chocolate taste with a hint of smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3449) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Tap@ olutexpo 2014. Black color, thin brown head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt in aroma. Coffee, roastedness, hops, ash . Dry finish. Awesome stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1351) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Tap at olutexpo. Black color, brown head. Aroma is nicely roasty, coffee, vanilla. Balanced roasty body, coffee and some chocolate notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5954) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Draught @ Olut Expo Finland 2014
Aroma has strong licorice notes, some coffee and traces of English hops. Flavour has licorice, some saltiness, peaty tones and coffee. Quite pleasant. A stout on the black IPA side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10538) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Cask @ Borefts 2014. Deep dark brown color. Milky roast aroma. malty roasty milky sweet flavor. Hints of ash. Roastbitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2377) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
Draft @ Borefts 2014. Very balanced and smooth stout. Soft notes of burned malt and cofee. Bit sweet and with a thin body. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1628) - 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.


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