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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.


floris87's rating

3.4
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3386) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2016
sample from draft, poured a deeper black colour with a creamy beige head. nose has a good amount of toasted malts, sticky toffee, roasted coffee, ash, english liqorice, sweet bakers chocolate, bitterness, smooth mouthfeel for the abv. quite an enjoyable smooth stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (726) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Kolor: Czarny. Raczej nieprzejrzysty.
Piana: Kremowo-beżowa, drobniutka. Początkowo ładnie idzie do góry, ale potem się redukuje do średniej oponki. Lacing umiarkowany w stronę słabego.
Zapach: Faktycznie jest bardzo prekursyjny i oryginalny. Czuć zdecydowanie ciemne owoce - figi, rodzynki i czarną porzeczkę. Tuż w pobliżu czai się kawa i gorzka czekolada. Paloność przytłumiona. Po ogrzaniu przypalone ziarno i minimalna żywica.
Smak: Konkretnie zaskakujący - figi, winogrona i czarna porzeczka. Potem czekolada, kawa i szczypta orzechów laskowych. Goryczka jest średniej siły, kawowo-orzechowy posmak w ustach. Wysycenie umiarkowane i odpowiednie ciało. Nietypowy Stout, ale też nie jakiś wybitny.
Wysycenie: Niskie.
Etykieta: Cycuś-glancuś! Nic bym tutaj nie zmieniał. Jedynie ten napisł "Surreal Stout". Bardziej mi tu pasuje "Imperial Stout". Taką mam wizję;-). Swoją drogą czy ktoś poza mną odnajduje tu podobieństwo z Oskar Blues Brewery - Ten Fidy?
Podsumowanie:
Browar z Huddersfield, UK debiutuje na moim blogu. W ostatnim czasie zasłyneli z bardzo udanej serii craftowych piw puszkowych. Dark Arts oznaczony jest jak Surreal Stout, czyli Stout Absurdalny. Określa go dość swobodne podejście do dodatków, a także specyficzny sposób obrówki wstępnej. Tak więc efekt końcowy był dość nowatorski i oryginalny. No bo jak w Stoucie figi czy czarną porzeczkę? Fajne uczucie. Poza tym trochę klasyki czyli kawa, czekolada, palone słody i orzechy laskowe. Warto obserwować ten browar, bo mają na prawdę ciekawe pomysły. Ja z pewnością spróbuje jeszcze paru ich piw. Podobno mają świetne Gose z malinami, a także Gose z agrestem. Brzmi interesująco xD

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThreeCats (797) - ISRAEL - JUN 22, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2016 Black with nice sticky head. Aroma has a lot of chocolate and espresso notes, roast and a touch of caramel. Taste is dry with notes of roast, ash, liquorice, and burnt coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1244) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2016
Restrained aroma in a jet black pour. Impressive coffee cocoa flavour with hints of vanilla and licorice adding subtle complexity. An excellent example of the style - but somewhat overshadowed by their "Common Grounds" (to my taste at least).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (731) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Appearance- pitch black, a 1-2 finger beige creamy head which lasts. Aroma- coffee, creamy milk chocolate, caramel, fudge cake, dark malts, vanilla, coffee cream. Taste- creamy milk chocolate, coffee, chocolate ice cream, sweet malts, bitter espresso, hint of vanilla sweetness. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Tasty stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
themightyjag (398) - - JUN 16, 2016
330ml can from Brewdog shop. Thick tan head, decent lacing. Dark near black body. Chocolate nose, creamy coffee, nuts, a little spice. Flavour is rich chocolate, dark berries, cream, a little spice, gentle bitter aftertaste. Light carbonation, smooth creamy mouthfeel, good body. This is a cracking stout, slips down so easily.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (950) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2016
Black pour with a decent tan head. Roasty, coffee aromas dominate, a little ash. Bitter, ashy taste, roasty, coffee, a little chocolate, bitter coffee on the finish. As it warms up there’s a bit of berry - definitely started off a bit too cold with this one

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (3268) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2016
Black color with a beige head, good duration. Aroma has roasted notes with a high presence of coffee beans. Flavor is slightly bittery, roasty, some ashes are also present with licorice and coffee aftertaste. Smoothy final with light bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (1049) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle, pours black with a reddish hue. Chocolate, coffee, berries, bit of marzipan in the back, creamy, low carbonation, good balance, solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1002) - 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.


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