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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


aenima's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (258) - Askim, - NOV 27, 2013
Coffee, chocolate and roast in the aroma. Balanced taste with similar taste as the aroma.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
On tap @ Haandfest 2013. Yeah it’s as good as black in the glass and it has a nice medium sized dark brown top. Really deep chocolate on the nose. Dark grounded coffee, black chocolate malts, a little bit of fudge and dark caramel and hints of spice cake. It smells quite nice, not as extreme as I had hoped for in a beer of this reputation and name, but still really nice. The taste has both vanilla and lots of cold dark coffee. It’s light oily on the mouthfeel, not as full-bodied as I had thought and the carbonation level is average. Lots of sweet chocolate, but the beer itself is definitely not sweet. Dark really roasted. A bit minerally in the finish. Surprisingly easy to drink. More a drinker/quencher than a sipper IMO and that’s often a nice thing. 25.05.2013

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simcoe_citra (19) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at The Sussex Arms Twickenham. Very enjoyable beer. Milk chocolate and coffee in the aroma and also the taste. Slight lactose sweetness quickly gives way to a real roasty bitterness. Can’t find any red fruits you might expect. Lingering finish of roast and milk chocolate again. Lovely stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lisowczyk (54) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Lane Barwa czarna. Piwo nalane "po angielsku" więc trudno ocenić, ale drobna beżowa, kożuch trwały. Wspaniały aromat cappuccino, kawy z mlekiem, nuty słodowe, przypalony spód od ciasta. w smaku praliny z owocowym nadzieniem, kawa z mlekiem/cappuccino, palony słód, spód od ciasta, lekka lukrecja. Aksamitne.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
symmetry (7) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014 does not count
On tap. Earthy aroma. Thick white head on a lustrous black body. Suprising, fruity, rich taste- quite unlike most other stouts I’ve had (in a good way). Very smooth mouthfeel. Excelent stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1592) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Draught at The Rover, from backlog. Black with a beige head. Heavy roast, chocolate, coffee, toffee, licorice, fruits. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6692) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
sampled on tap at slunce ve skle 2012. rich black with a lingering beige head; aroma of brandy butter, licorice and a bit of burnt rubber; intriguing blend of flavours - oysters, licorice, cocoa powder; slightly abrasive but interesting

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1365) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (918) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2014
(On tap) Black with short lived tan head. Subtle aroma of dried fruit and dark chocolate with a slightly smokey hint. Medium bodied smooth but with some bright carbonation. Taste is rich and complex with dried fruits - raisins, figs and dates - some chocolate, plus a hint of bitterness in the finish. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (705) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2014
Tap @ Toit’s, Tallinn. Pours dark brown-black with tan head. The head stays. Aroma is nice roast, coffee, and a hint of salt. Taste is sweet and bitter, coffee, roast, and licorice. Finish roast and coffee bitter. Overall: very nice stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Keg at Brewdog AGM 2014. Pours deep dark brown, thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee. Taste is all that, plus a fruity note. finishes quite bitter. Lovely stout.


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