Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England


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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.

floris87's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
floris87 (35) - Utrecht, - OCT 26, 2011
Dark brown beer (not black) with greyish brown fizzy head that fades slowly. Primary smell is chalk, then more subtle smells of roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, hint of chocolate, and hops. Taste is bitter, lots of coffee, plums, some figs and a bit of liqourice. Mouthfeel is very mediocre, a bit watery for a stout. Nice spicy hops and pepper in aftertaste, although it could be stronger. Could be better, but certainly not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2015
Had it a while back at Speakeasy by Põhjala and didn’t take notes. I remember quite liking it though, I got a lot of surprising coffee notes rather than chocolate or liqorice; the drinkability was excellent, the palate soft and smooth, lightish and roasty. Easygoing and well done stuff, would not have minded having one after another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3332) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Gravity cask@wirral beer festival, Port sunlight. Black beer with small head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is meaty, dark malts, some chocolate and some roastiness. Smooth. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (757) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Cask pint in Euston Tap. Poured black with a tan bubble head. Nose is roasted char hint of coffee, Taste is roasted malts coffee chocolate charcoal. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2015
On tap @ BBF 2015. Dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty and hoppy tones. Malt, coffee, and bitternes. Medium body with a bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (803) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2015
On tap at Whats’s Brewing 2015, Stavanger, Norway. Pours black with small, frothy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dark dried fruits, vanilla. Taste sweet with some roasted bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1208) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2015
DWFAWB; Draft. Poured small, brown to black with a bobble frothy and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, dark berries and light alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a lasting roasted, warming finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is flat to soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 18, 2015
[9/26/15] Draught sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2015 in Bodegraven. Black. Roasty aroma with coffee. Pretty dry roasty flavor, with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbnz (103) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2015
Draft @ The Red Cow in London

Appearance: Near black body, small tan head
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, noticeable hop aroma
Taste: Roasted malts, anise, raisin, coffee
Palate: Thinner body than expected, noticable alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1296) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2015
Draft at Borefts, thanks for sharing! Roasted, coffee, malts, light bitter to accompany, very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (6130) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2015
Thx! for sharing. Sampled draft @ Borefts 2015. Day 2. Blackish dark brown. Nose is coffee, coffee is a bit thin, sweet sugary & lightly herbal. Taste is herbal milk chocolate, milk chocolate, some bark, cold coffee,… Body is a bit thin. Decent but not stellar.

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