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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 198   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Southampton Arms, 139 Highgate Road, London, Greater London, England NW5 1LE.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, strong dark coffee, dark roasted, licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration, dark roasted, licorice, chocolate malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, smooth and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20110729]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31080) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan to brown head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and breadish. Bitter and dark roasted malty. Bitter, dark roasted and chocolate malty. Dry and dark roasted malty into a dense malty and chocolate finish. Ends dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29224) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
Cask at White Horse. Black coloured with a small beige head. Fruity and light roasted aroma of caramel with perumed notes. Roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2011
Cask@Craft Beer Co, London. Quite much pitch black colour with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, soem toasted notes as well as some toffee. Flavvour is roasted malts, some mild dark dry fruits, wood, toffee and some slight liquorice. Long roasted toffee, chocolate and wooden aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19333) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2011
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Hazy near black. Rich chocolate aroma. Mid sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel. Warming chocolaty finish with medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
Cask @ The Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate abd licorice aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and licorice finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14768) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
22nd November 2011
Opaque black beer, tidy tan head. Semi dry palate, crispy. Dark malt, roasty. Not a lot of hop here. Finishes semi dry with a bitter roast malt aftertaste. One dimensional, needs something to balance all the roast malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
Cask at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Norra Vallgatan
Black color, with medium sized beige head. Mil aroma of roasted malt and hops. Dry and smooth mouthfeel, roasted malt flavor, and strong bitterness.
Straight forward, but well brewed and clean.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 cask at stockbridge tap ... im tempted to just say hell yeah and leave it at that... but probably best not ... bright green ... thin tan head ... big soft coffee roast malts nose... dark deep plums ... dark heavy roast malts ... dark chocolate .... dark fruits ... solid dark roast malts ... oh and i was joking about the green colour... it was neon pink 4.2 cask at cloisters ... neon pink ... thin tan head ... dark chocolate ... light pine hop nose ... too much hop up front ....but nice darrk chocolate roast ... little toffee ... again soft pine ... nice but prefered it last time ... 4.0 keg at brewdog ... dark black ... thin tan head ... solid dry chocolate roast malt nose .... litle toocold ... but actually not too fizzy ... deeep dark roast malts ... big solid roast ... quite a lot of pine hop ... 4.0 keg at the southern ... neon pink ... thin green head ... rich smooth chocolate malts ... soft roast ... juicy malts ... dark chocolate ... light biter chocolate ... dark roast ...wow . this is lovly id forgotten how good 4.2 cask at Crosskeys ... day go orange ... thin blood orange lacing ... deep rich chocolate nose ... dark bitter chocolae roast ... deep malt body ... light bitterlinger ... soft hopyness in linger .. nice but not best ive had it 3.8


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