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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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common

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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


medallaisla's rating

4.8
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (877) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Half pint of cask at FyneFest. Very dark black. A little off white head. Heavy caramel aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smithld1 (30) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (522) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Manchester. A black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate and subtle fruitcake. Taste of roasted malts, cola, raisin, subtle coffee, some liquorice and some woody earthiness near the end. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, roasted bitterness in the finish with subtle cola hints. Much more complex than I thought initially. Mainly roasted flavours with some fruit, liquorice, earth and cola flavours. Really good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (1530) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
Tap @TheBottleShop Druid Street. Black, seems clear. Small beige head. Roasted aroma, hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted malt flavour, medium body and light finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Gravity at the Guisborough Beer Festival. Black with a good tan head. Very nice cocoa aroma. The taste is quite rich with lots of coffee and chocolate and light spice. Velvety mouthfeel. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Cask at the Cask. Great UK stout what do you want me to say? You think you’re cool Danny. Really good choco berries and prunes shouting at you as you walk away. A ball hair less hoppy on cask if you push me into sweating the details. See now you made me be crude. You rascal you.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (887) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2015
Negro opaco, espuma beis densa. Aromas tostados, chocolate, frutos rojos y cereal. Cuerpo medio y sedoso, inicio dulce débil de cereal que acaba en un amargor equilibrado y tostado.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leischka (33) - - MAR 16, 2015
Tuoksussa kahvia, mallasta, suklaata, paahdetta, humalaa. Hyvän näköinen. Pikimusta, reunoilta tumman ruskea. Beige vaahto, ohut, pienikuplainen. Maistuu kevyemmältä kuin näyttää. Suklaata, savua, paahdetta, maltaan makeutta, aavistus pähkinää ja kahvia. Humala taka-alalla, tasapainoinen runko. Pieni iso stout, ei tuhti, mutta ryhdikäs.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (656) - - FEB 27, 2015
Cask at grove, huddesfield. Black with foamy tan head. Aroma is smokey and ashy with some soy and fruit, also quite ’farmy’. Taste is very ashy bitter. Medium body and light carbonation. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6067) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
1/II/15 - on tap @ Trappistenlokaal ’t Klooster (Delft) - BB: n/a (2015-124)

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of caramel, toast, dried fruits, bit nutty, spicy, cocoa powder, rye bread, soft roastedness. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish, hoppy, pretty roasted, some overripe fruits, caramel, bit of banana. Aftertaste: roasted, cocoa powder, hoppy, some coffee, bit sourish, bitter ending.


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