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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 192   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (2725) - 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 (1059) - 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 (1849) - 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 (422) - 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 I’d like, but it’s 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 (917) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Opaque black, not much head. Smells like a Stout all right - ashy and dry. Crunching taste, blocks of chiselled graphite and chargrilled notes, with just enough sweetness and hop to make it balanced. A delicious Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (1611) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2012
(cask@Catford Bridge Tavern) Pours near on black with a medium tan head, and long lasting lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malts.Taste is roasted malts, chocolate/mocca/liquorice with berry hop undertones. Medium in body and lovely mouthfeel/palate. Wow very good!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Cask @The Vintage, Leith. While i have had this a few times i’d 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London. Opaque black color. Sweet coffeish roasty aroma. Sweet coffeish flavor with some nuts, toffee and charcoal. Initially smooth with some ashy astringency and tannins in finish. A great stout with rich taste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Bottle from Great Grog. Man am I excited about this beer. Big deep black pour, thick bubbly brownish head. Nose is rich dark chocolate, coffee, some raisin, plenty of roast malt too. Palate is thick chocolate and vanilla at first, which is soon joined by a definite roasty/smokey streak. Strange but pleasant hints of plum/raisin too. Spicy hop and ash finish, and the tiniest cheeky hint of booze. This is an awesome beer.


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