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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 255   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.


haddonsman's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - JUL 22, 2011
Cask, Sheffield Tap 20/07/11. I’m going to have to get the head brewer, Stuart Ross, to talk me through the malt bill for this one. Again. Because it works so well, it puts such strength and depth and suppleness in, that I still can’t believe how he’s conjured it up. I can nearly always find fault with a cask stout - maybe a touch acetic, or too much ashtray - but this was bob on. Three things: I need more of it. I need to drink this at the end of a long snowy walk in front of a roaring log fire. And I absolutley bloody well demand that it’s made stronger, shoved in a wooden cask of some sort and matured into a barrel-aged monster. Just go easy on the snozzberries...


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (458) - - JAN 22, 2016
6%ABV. Stout. Tapped out black. 40ºSRM. Nose has coffee, smoke and dark chocolate. Palate. Burnt toast, charcoal, local coffee, ume, some malt richness like black bread. Finish is dry and clean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2590) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Aroma: toasted malts, cacao, chocolate, charcoal. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: chocolate, toasted malts, light coffee, turns quite bitter and slightly dry in the finish. Overall: beautiful Stout, well-balanced. Pint at Piccadilly Tap, Manchester.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2462) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
Backlog. From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 06.05.13. Dark brown - almost black. Not much aroma. Taste of hops, grass/herbs, pine needles, chocolate and coffee. Moderate bitterness and chocolate in aftertaste. Fine and round mouthfeel. High drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (1194) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Tap @ Taylor Jones with a twist. Black with a creamy thick tanned head, good lacing. Really smooth mouthfeel, mid-dry. Chocolate aroma, coffee with cream notes. Chocolate and coffee notes in the taste, classic and familiar stout taste nothing extreme, just very relaxing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1037) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3489) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (801) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2915) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (886) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1254) - 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.


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