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Brewed by Magic Rock Brewing
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

Dark Arts blends 4 malts and bags of whole hops to deliver a decadently deep and indulgent experience. A luxuriously smooth mouthfeel, is followed by spicy hop notes and full flavours of chocolate, liquorice, blackberries and figs. The finish is rich and satisfying with a lingering roasted bitterness. Our stout will convert you to the dark side.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6858) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Tap @ Borefts 2014, small sample. Dark brown color, short head. Aroma of dark bread, coffee, caramel, biscuit. Bit sweet, bit bitter. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3912) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Tap at Borefts14: Opaque black colored brew with an delicious bitter taste, good dry and very hoppy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1933) - Grime Hood , Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2015 (CASK@ Magpie , Brentford) . An awesome foreboding black intense beer , a khaki head resembles a sand castle . This stuff surprised me as Im not the biggest fan of low-boost stouts . a powerful bitter dry roast opens ..rich .chocolate covered berries. , powdery dark choc, notes of subtle hops . R8..iam giving an extra point...one of the most memorable low boost stouts i have ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4410) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
On tap @ Haandfest 2013. Yeah its as good as black in the glass and it has a nice medium sized dark brown top. Really deep chocolate on the nose. Dark grounded coffee, black chocolate malts, a little bit of fudge and dark caramel and hints of spice cake. It smells quite nice, not as extreme as I had hoped for in a beer of this reputation and name, but still really nice. The taste has both vanilla and lots of cold dark coffee. Its light oily on the mouthfeel, not as full-bodied as I had thought and the carbonation level is average. Lots of sweet chocolate, but the beer itself is definitely not sweet. Dark really roasted. A bit minerally in the finish. Surprisingly easy to drink. More a drinker/quencher than a sipper IMO and thats often a nice thing. 25.05.2013

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simcoe_citra (20) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at The Sussex Arms Twickenham. Very enjoyable beer. Milk chocolate and coffee in the aroma and also the taste. Slight lactose sweetness quickly gives way to a real roasty bitterness. Cant find any red fruits you might expect. Lingering finish of roast and milk chocolate again. Lovely stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lisowczyk (67) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Lane Barwa czarna. Piwo nalane "po angielsku" więc trudno ocenić, ale drobna beżowa, kożuch trwały. Wspaniały aromat cappuccino, kawy z mlekiem, nuty słodowe, przypalony spd od ciasta. w smaku praliny z owocowym nadzieniem, kawa z mlekiem/cappuccino, palony słd, spd od ciasta, lekka lukrecja. Aksamitne.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
symmetry (7) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014 does not count
On tap. Earthy aroma. Thick white head on a lustrous black body. Suprising, fruity, rich taste- quite unlike most other stouts Ive had (in a good way). Very smooth mouthfeel. Excelent stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1711) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Draught at The Rover, from backlog. Black with a beige head. Heavy roast, chocolate, coffee, toffee, licorice, fruits. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
sampled on tap at slunce ve skle 2012. rich black with a lingering beige head; aroma of brandy butter, licorice and a bit of burnt rubber; intriguing blend of flavours - oysters, licorice, cocoa powder; slightly abrasive but interesting

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, s bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.


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