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Brewed by Trouble Brewing
Style: Porter
Kill, Co. Kildare, Ireland

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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A dark, almost black porter, named for the part of the brewing process not quite covered by science. Dark Arts is brewed using a healthy dose of Black malt and Chocolate malt, to add to the flavour as well as to give the beer its dark colour. This unfiltered porter has a clear roasty flavour, but with hints of caramel and chocolate, while maintaining enough bitter hop presence to preserve its balance


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielecamo (448) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2012
Porter piuttosto bilanciata, con naso non troppo forte e persistente, classiche note di cioccolato amaro e caffe’ che si fondono in un finale dal taglio amaro, leggermente erbaceo ma non molto lungo. La gasatura, forse eccessiva ripulisce il palato

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5482) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
scura con riflessi ramati schiuma media piuttosto persitente diacetile un po invasivo tostature medie cioccolato discreta secchezza leggero caffe leggermente gassata abbastanza luppolata

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bren_Beer (18) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 5, 2012
500ml Bottle. Pours pure black with a fizzy tan head which quickly dissipates - identical to cola. Distinct caramel aroma, hints of chocolate and coffee in there too. Light and refreshing, long malt finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lorenasa (154) - Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste of burnt coffee and chocolate with a hint of dark fruit bread. Mouthfeel is a little thin for being a porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2699) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 10, 2012
My bottle, light brown, small off white head. Aroma: chocolate, bread, cinnamon, mocha. Quite chocolate like. Flavour: Minty chocolate, a good amount of milk chocolate, weak mouthfeel, lovely and smooth, long mocha finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hanzmohman (2) - USA - APR 11, 2012 does not count
Had in a 22oz bomber at the bierehall in cork city. Short lived head. Roasty smell. caramel and toffee flavor. a bit of an earthy or smokey flavour. A well rounded porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2012 Dark cola-like pour with a thin, almost non-existent beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and hint of dark fruit. Slight smoked notes. Roasted malt and bitter coffee are the dominant flavours. The chocolate is there but low key. Slightly dry and a little bitter from the hops. Nice porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Draught at Bull and Castle. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of hay, caramel and dark chocolate. Fruity and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate, and hay with notes of dried fruits and hops. Light roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (919) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Chocolate, coffee nose, black brown pour, slightly sweet old style porter taste, medium body and flat carbonation with a long finish. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2011
Sweet aroma of chocolate, tar and wood. Light body. Quite a complex flavour, initially sweet chocolate, with oak and a dry finish..


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