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


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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

Theydon_Bois' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12848) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml, courtesy of and shared with Miro. Pours dark brown with tan head. Roasted malts, bread, chocolate. Dry, sweet and medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1325) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Negra rojiza no completamente opaca que deja ver ligeramente el color rubi. Aroma muy marcado a chocolate. Exquisito sabor que mezcla bien chocolate predominante con caramelo y postgusto de cafe. Cuerpo moderado y baja carbonatacion que la hace algo aguada pero muy bebible. Buena porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (2230) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, smallish head, dark brown, color with red hues, aroma of dark bread, astray, some chocolate and cocoa, flavor of dark chocolate, lots of charred notes and dirt, pleasant mellow medium bitterness. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (3361) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Black with an off-white head. Chocolate, a little smoke, very sweet chocolate cake aroma. Bitter, a little dry, chocolate and a little roasty in the mouth. Medium body, chocolate and wood finish. Nice 3K beer :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8557) - Tel Aviv, - APR 21, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown with a biege head. Lovely aroma of chocolate and cookies, and a bit of coffee. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, some roast, a bit of cookie, and a dry bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1815) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
29.1.2015. Dark malts and coffee on the nose. Taste has dryish malty bitterness with coffee. Quite thin but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (365) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Pours deep deep black witg a medium white head. Aroma is dark chocolate, intense dark chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Quite a thin palate. Tastes of filter coffee, chocolate, a little malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3630) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
eg at Against The Grain, Dublin. It pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee beans, wood, toffee, vanilla. Taste is roasty, earthy with notes of espresso, roasted grains, wood, dried fruits, vanilla. Finishes bitter and dry, powdery. Overall, tasty porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbomb65 (40) - Dunmore, County Galway, IRELAND - JAN 10, 2015
500ml bottle. pours dark brown almost black with medium head that goes fairly quickly. Smells of chocolate and a hint of raisin, coffee beans and toast. A little bit of malty sweetness and berries. A nice enjoyable porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 4, 2015
500mL bottle into a shaker. Pours a deep dark brown to black with a big of a chocolate brown hint when held up to the light. Medium tan head that dissipated quickly. Traditional porter aromas of roasted coffee beans, toffee, and some burnt toast. Flavour again is very traditional porter of the above as well as some chocolate notes, some nice hop bitterness throughout the finish.

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