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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2265) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Black colored pour. Big tan head with plenty of lacing as it slowly dies down. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Same with the taste, but with more roasted goodness. Dry and sweet, medium-bodied, finish. Pretty decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deu (716) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at the Bull & Castle in Dublin. cocoa/coffee aroma. Dark brown. Lightish body. Nice constant taste for a small brewery (I think)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5458) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2011 Draft at the Salt House in Galway with Linh. Pours a creamy, rootbeer body with thin, creamy brown head. Aroma is light sweet malts. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with notes of sweet malts, very light roast and chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3072) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 29, 2011
Good caramelised sugar and coffee on the nose with plenty of chocolate and coffee in the body. Soft and fairly thick. Gentle carbonation and dry chocolate finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
Nose is brown sugar, burnt malt, weak licorice, feel is medium, carb is mediumlow, taste is peach, sweeter hops notes, caramel, fig,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19654) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2011
Draught at The Porterhouse, Dublin. Hardly see through black, creamy head. Mid dry, dense and roasty . A meaty Irsish porter/stout, more full bodied than you’d expect from a 4.4% beer. Choclate mud cake with raw licorice. Long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6777) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2014 Re-rate 02.01.2014; même score, dégustée en bouteille 50cl BB 10/2013. Brune légère, crémeux beige presque café au lait. Arôme très anglais sur des malts caramel et crystal avec un léger rétro brûlé. Palais est malté, pointe de chocolat amer, sec et terreux, poudre de cacao, léger biscuité moyen. Pointe surette en fin de bouche accompagnée par la levure.

Draft @ Bull and Castle, Dublin. De couleur brune, mousse crémeuse beige. Arôme malté et grillé avec une fine touche houblonnée conférant à cette bière sa touche citronnée. En bouche, la bière est savoureuse et complexe. J’y découvre un subtile mélange de malt grillé, chocolat, fruits noirs et liqueur de crème qui rappelle le Bailey. Bonne effervescence pour un palais qui est sec avec une toute fine amertume sur la fin donnant ce léger aspect houblonné.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13844) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2011
On tap at Porterhouse Covent Garden. Black beer with thick beige head. Roasty toasty and creamy in mouth. Some roast charcial. Fairly lught but enjoyable necking beer. Tasty enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
Draught @ Bull & Castle, Dublin. Very dark brown. Chocolatey aroma but cocoa/coffee accent. Lightish body. Vaguely fruity with some bread character. For whatever reason, this simply didn’t resonate with me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Draft, served at nice cask temperature and without sparkler at Bull & Castle, Dublin. Pitch black with ruby tint at bottom. Aroma and flavors of ink, coal, seaweed, salt, minerals, carob, and touch of black licorice at the end. Silky mouthfeel is very very good.


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