Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England


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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.

medallaisla's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
medallaisla (91) - - AUG 8, 2012
Loads of roast, coffee, and delicious dark chocolate in the nose. Taste: dark chocolate, roasted malts, balancing hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbnz (96) - 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 (1225) - 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 (5895) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1192) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 28, 2015
On tap @ Borefts 2015, De Molen Bodegraven - NL. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt and caramel domination. Taste: very nice taste with medium body and combinaison between roasted malt and caramel. Aftertaste: roasted malt, caramel and small alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
On tap at Borefts 2015. Black with a pale head. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts. Medium bodied, roasty on the palate with a bitter finish. Taste is roasted grains, burnt wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (1004) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
From tap at Borefts ’14. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has some licorice, roasted malts, earth. Taste has roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate, bit dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
September 12, 2014 - at Southampton Arms; handpull. Dark ruby-black pour, not too thick-looking - average bubbly tan head. Aroma and taste mostly chocolate/coffee medium-deep roast malt with light herbal bitterness to balance, definite alcohol presence; anise and date malt sweetness in the taste ... slick, slightly light body, mild carbonation, with a little more bitterness in the finish, left a slight acidic coffee/stewed prune aftertaste. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
Draught. Opaque black liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of coffee, fresh hops, light licorice, light ash, toast, light toffee, earth and light chocolate. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee light ash and light licorice. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice and complex. A bit hoppy. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (904) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Half pint of cask at FyneFest. Very dark black. A little off white head. Heavy caramel aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smithld1 (49) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Cask in pelt trader. Superior stout. Bitter with some fruity flavours accompanying the usual coffee, chocolate etc. I’m more of an ipa man but I enjoyed this. Good head retention.

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