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


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Creedence (287) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
culchiem (3511) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Chocolate, coffee nose, black brown pour, slightly sweet old style porter taste, medium body and flat carbonation with a long finish. Delicious.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Decman (25) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2013
Dark Arts is undoubtedly Trouble Brewing’s biere de resistance. Pouring a dark, borderline black colour, with a thin, light brown head, Dark Arts goes down a treat, with a coffee-like aroma and a delicately smooth roasted, chocolately taste. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23430) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 29, 2011
Good caramelised sugar and coffee on the nose with plenty of chocolate and coffee in the body. Soft and fairly thick. Gentle carbonation and dry chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deu (946) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at the Bull & Castle in Dublin. cocoa/coffee aroma. Dark brown. Lightish body. Nice constant taste for a small brewery (I think)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....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.

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