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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10414) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Cask. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Very roasted. Heavy bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10112) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London. Black beer with a bubby brown head. Licorice aroma, roasted, smoky notes, coca, chocolate, coffee notes. Roasted coffee flavor, some blackcurrant, chocolate, figs, licorice, some sott. Very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10019) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
Bottled, 330ml from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Black with light brown head. Roasty, sharp stout, quite spiky in character, not as rounded, bitterness with a resinous hop note, drying and bitter. Good stuff without reaching the real heights.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Draft courtesy of Stuart, thanks! Black color, thick brown head with good retention. Aroma of burnt espresso and milk chocolate. Taste is similar. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 19, 2013
Dunkel malzig mit leichten Karamellnoten, deutlich röstig. Trocken, passend, brotig. Röstiger werdend, leichte Süße. Rundes gutes Stout. 11/10/9/9//9

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9325) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2013
draught@Mikkeller&Friends, København - dark beer with a little beige foam; fairly roasted maltiness, nuts and chocolate, a decent hoppiness; medium-bodied, dry and bitter; roasted coffeish aftertaste with notes of vanilla

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Tap (Drink Baar, Tallinn) (7:5:7:4:14=3.7)
Lovely coffee roasty aroma, pleasantly sweet. Smooth palate, soft carbonation. Lovely roasty body, gentle roast. Touch wooly with dry earthy hops. Nice stout at 6%, English styled, drier than the other stouts we’ve had recently, which is nice.
Rerate: Tap (Pudel, Tallinn) (7:5:6:4:13=3.5)
Just had this to compare with Buxton Imperial Black, and whilst this smelt better, it doesn’t taste as good. Fails to impress to much, gotta dock a point off taste and overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Southampton Arms London. A black beer with a tan head. A very mellow roasty flavour with some oatmealy notes. Slightly sweet aroma. A long finish. Totally drinkable. Let’s hope Magic Rock continue to deliver the hype.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2011
Cask, Peterborough Fest 11. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and caramel with leather and soy. Raisins with dark chocolate and earthy peat and liquorice. Flavours are sweet caramel and chocolate with roast coffee and peppery spices. Dark berries with dark chocolate and grapefruit bitterness. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7941) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 22/06/12. Black with a little brown edgeing when held to the light and a creamy tan head. Nose is roasted malts, slightly burnt and coffee. Burnt roasted coffee, dark chocolate and malts in the taste. Medium bodied and drinkable, perhaps a little too much in the way of burnt notes for me.


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