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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
weordie (833) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Pours black as the night is long with a lingering creamy head. Aroma of chocolate. Dark chocolate taste with a hint of smoke.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lloydy (100) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
330ml can. Very chocolatey aroma. Pours thick and dark with a creamy tan head. Really smooth very flavoursome stout I loved it- highly recommended.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rickgordon (3853) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
Cask conditioned at Southampton Arms, London. Black colour. Rich aroma. Its toast, bitter chocolate and juniper. Rich lingering flavour of darkness: toast, bitter chocolate and espresso. Silky, medium body with espresso bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Bottle at home blackberries and licorice nose. Dark brown/ black cm tan head, steady stream of bubbles. Rich roast barley and berries with long dry and smooth finish Keg at port street beer house august. Rich and thick body with chocolate and Resinous hops finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2011
This was impressive stuff. Served from cask at the Rake, this beer blows you away with malted roastiness. Hops sneak through and the mouthfeel is dry. Chocolate is certainly noticeable as is a figgy undertaste. Beautiful beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 5, 2011
Keg at Cask. Dark brown with small beige head which soon fades. Aroma is roasted malt, bit of coffee and a touch of booze. Taste is oaty, and a bit of chocolate milk. Not so much bitterness, but a bit of vanilla. Lovely!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superflyguy (437) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
lushious. pours pitch black with a fluffy tan head. bags of roast malts and coffee in the nose. a hint of alcohol too. chocolate, coffee, licorice and roasted malts to the fore in the mouth loses a couple of marks as its not quite as thick as Id like, but its a minor gripe. thefinsih just goes on and on with the flavours bouncing around your mouth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
On cask. Pours jet black with a thick dark tan head. Chocolates and malty goodness coming from the scent. Licorice, chocolate, blackberry, treacle, a slight alcohol kick. After the sweetness comes the bitter. Makes the finish last long and memorable. Cracker.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (1304) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Cask @The Vintage, Leith. While i have had this a few times id never rated it. Pours black with a tan head. Huge chocolate malty nose, nutty, chestnuts perhaps. Coffee and chocolate on the palate a wonderful sweet aftertaste, this is what beer should be.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (6412) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2016
330ml can. Jet black colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, mostly lasting, fairly lacing, beige to tan head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of dark chocolate and liquorice, hints of roasted nuts, bramble and blueberry. Taste is slightly roasty, chocolately dark malty with a nuttily touch, moderately sweet, fruity notes of bramble and blueberry, herbal, earthy, leafy hints of corresponding shrubs. Full bodied, somehow heavy like mercury, thereby easy drinkable and alleviated. Theres really something "magic" going on - an almost total correspondence of Magic Rock brews and my taste buds.


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