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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Creedence (286) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7520) - .....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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14996) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
philgill (20) - - DEC 17, 2012
This is a porter which as the name suggests should be served serv at 8 degrees. Head is whisky and doesn’t stay too long, aroma cold can be minimal. But as expected. Initial taste is off dark roast, some coffee, chocolate bur mostly a woody bark taste. Finish si quick as the body is light as a porter should be. I feel like his beer is almost there,typical of a Brewery afraid to break the mould and make the beer they want to drink themselves rather than a beer they hope many others would drink

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
culchiem (3236) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2012
Draught. Jet black with a tan to grey head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, chocolate and some blackcurrant. Flavour is much the same, light testure on with a dry sweet finish. Very drinkable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - SEP 9, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 Black in colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of coffee and a hint of chocolate. Flavour of coffee and chocolate. --- BeerItsNice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielecamo (839) - 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 (7210) - 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 (19) - 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 (159) - 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.


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