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


on tap


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3249) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
Dark, looks like a Guinness. Sweet aroma, buttery. Taste is also dominated by a sweet butteryness and a touch of smoke. Maybe some vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2799) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
På fat @ The Black Sheep, Dublin. Nästan helt svart med litet smutsvitt skum. Arom av mörk choklad, soja, lakrits och röda bär. Kaffe, m choklad, röda bär i smaken. Torr, men kolsyrig, munkänsla. Skön beska.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3810) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
Tap at O’Neills, Dublin: Almost black coloured brew with an great taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11509) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Opaque brownish-black pour with a medium foamy tan head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and chocolate. Light-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and a touch of vanilla. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is robust, the body dark red almost black. It smells roasty, coffee, a bit creamy, aromatic. The taste is roasty, coffee, a bit sweet-coffee, less chocolate, tasty. Good basis, but it could be still more intensive. 12/12/11/12/-/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Decman (25) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2013
Dark Arts is undoubtedly Trouble Brewing’s biere de resistance. Pouring a dark, borderline black colour, with a thin, light brown head, Dark Arts goes down a treat, with a coffee-like aroma and a delicately smooth roasted, chocolately taste. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoreBeer4me (1) - Ennis, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2013 does not count
Strong aroma of coffee. Smooth, The head does not stay long enough. Overall a fine porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
Cask at Porterhouse Cork. I’ve had it on draught and bottle before but it just doesn’t compare. Pours a deep black with a thick foamy off-white head. Smells of smoked coffee, tastes smokey with a nice light sweetness, strong coffee and dark chocolate with vanilla overtones. Quite a heavy body, almost closer to a dry stout than a porter. No bitter aftertaste, just leaves a lingering sweetness that leaves you wanting a second (to which I duly obliged). Jaw-droppingly good and very close to perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Had on Draft @ the Village Inn in Celbridge town centre .. . deep brown black .. medium foam .. mild mouth .. deep tar and mild sweet charcoal .. . an easy going porter, i enjoyed it .. . Bathroom etiquette - Piss really hard at the urinal so it goes all over you and the person you are standing next to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16885) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle at parents house, from Abbots Ale House Bottle Shop - thanks to the old man, 27/01/13. Very dark mahogony brown with reddish hues and a tight tan cap that retains well. Nose carries roast malt, milk chocolate, quite a soapy dose. Taste comprises roast malt, dark fruits, chocolate, light molasses, tobacco. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Ok stuff.

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