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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (10587) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3414) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbomb65 (16) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1197) - Dublin, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (406) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Almost black but with a little clarity like Coke. Has a bit of a raisin and chocolate taste and aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thelynchfella (108) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 3, 2015
Poured black with thick light brown head. Aroma: chocolate, raisin. Tastes of roasted malt, lots of dark chocolate, berries, light sweetness. Really nice porter

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36929) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1059) - 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.

3.5
   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,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9969) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4492) - 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


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