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

Theydon_Bois' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - 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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1035) - DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
(50cl bottle from Deveney’s off-license, Rathmines, Dublin; BBD January 15) Pours deep dark brown with medium tan head that fades leaving lace. Decent regeneration. Aroma has notes of toasted malt with hints of coffee. Oily palate, soft carbonation, medium body and a dry, roasted finish. Flavour is largely nose-wise with a dry toastedness being more prominent. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sevefan (8) - IRELAND - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
If only, if only this beer had a bit more mouth feel, then it would get a 20/20 from me. This is a sweetish porter but not sickley sweet. I’m not a bug fan if hoppy bitterness and this one has only very little. A lovely malty, toffee chocolately drink. Only bought two from off licence in Kilkeel, Co. Down, must get more. Well done Trouble Brewing, a fine porter for me!...just thicken it up a weeee bit as we say in Ireland!caramel, cereal, toast, chocolate, earthy,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9755) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (3543) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
BBE Jan 2015
Intense malty-choclate in the beginning. The mainpart is a bit light, milk-chocolate, but hints of water. The aftertaste is chocolate-malty, smooth, slightly bitter.
Nice and easy to drink, and for the 4.4% ok, but could be a bit more deeper and intense. --> 11/12/11/11

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (794) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
Water with a touch of booze and coffee. Maybe with most porters being closer to a stout, I am losing appreciation for a less intense ale but this one did not do a whole lot for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 1, 2014
Bottle@Papsø - dark brown to black pour with a thin off-white head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, choc, caramel, with a roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Fra fad, Brew Dock i Dublin. Mørke brun med orange skær, lavt beige skum. Mild og ristet. Salt-lakrids. Velhumlet. Gran. Kaffe. Afstemt medium bitter finish. Meget smag i fht ABV. God.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10457) - 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.

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