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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Trouble Brewing Dark Arts Porter ].
Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, bread, caramel, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet with a long duration, chocolate, mint, coffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140222]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31202) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and dark brown, golden deep amber glare, small tan head. Aroma is toffee malty and light caramelish. Dry malty, roasted and breadish. Mild toffee. Thin body. Dry and roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20783) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19376) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with weak hints of chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13723) - 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 (12552) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
bottled. Dark brown reddish coloured. Light brown head. Aroma. Roast, sweetness, chocolate, light berries. Flavour. Berries, sweetness, light roast, bread. Medium bodied. Ends sweet and light roasted.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2014
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - black beer with a fast vanishing foam; aroma of vanilla and coffee; pretty toasted, moderate malt body, clean and decently tasty; a gentle earthy bitterness and more chocolatey and vanilla notes in the finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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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