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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: 354   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (4928) - Ayr, - FEB 4, 2013
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - very dark reddish brown near black, thin tan head, good lacing, coffee, liquorice, chocolate aroma, expresso coffee initial flavour with lingering meadowy hop aftertaste, dry malty finish


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (2467) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 4, 2016
0,33l can courtesy of fabiand, big thanks for this one. BB 21.07.2017. black color, medium big coffee-colored head. smells earthy, bit roasty, spices, lightly nutty, hazelnuts, decent smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes lightly roasty, hazelnuts, bit dusty, some licorice, cardboardish, peppery. finishes lightly earthy bitter with notes of licorice and dusty notes. okish, but not overly exciting. not sure whats wrong here, but did not like it very much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1794) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2016
Black body with a large, creamy, tan, long-lived head that laces the glass well. Dry, malty and strong aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, dust and ash. Strong flavour of dark roasted malt, coffee and... hey, there are lots of hops in here as well! This is pretty close to a BIPA! The dark roasted malt is the dominant element here for sure, but there are also lots of citrus and other fruity notes, and pine needles. Fun! Medium body, dry texture and moderate carbonation. Nice!
[33 cl can, enjoyed 8 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge, Oslo]

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moolesen (503) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Can 33cl. Black with a brown head. Lots of coffee, chocolate and hasselnuts in the aroma. Taste is following the aroma. The beer could have more body. It is not thin, but more body would suit this beer. Very pleasant finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JackMandarin (257) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Can from Bridgend Services, Freuchie. Pours very, very dark brown. Viscous. Thin but tight, light-tan head. Aroma that is smokey, savoury and roasty......but with a lovely herbal hoppiness providing a little support. Coffee. Oxo stock cube. Hint of toasted coconut. Taste has light latte notes. A touch of vanilla ice cream. Burnt ginger bread. A little citrus...lemon, grapefruit. Really smooth. Fairly full mouthfeel. Creamy carbonation. Bit sherberty too. Burnt finish. Bitterness has real length. Alcohol is well hidden. Excellent stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (2589) - Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Can. Pours dark brown with a wooden tinge and a latte-colored head. Aroma is roast, some coffee, slight earthiness and liquorice. Taste is roasty with some coffee, slight liquorice. Dry, slightly bitter, very dark chocolate on finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonbenali (153) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2016
Pours dark black with a thin off white head and good lacking. Aroma is roasted malts, mint, liquorice, dark chocolate, plums, raisins and figs. Taste has rich sweentess and then a nice bitter, salty finish. Very roasty stout with some nice fruity notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3554) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Dark brown. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet caramel, maybe spice. Roasty spicy flavor. Fruity, roasty and coffee grinds in the finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (492) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2016
On tap at Brother’s Beer. Aroma is creamy mocha. Taste is a little tobacco, lots of coffee, some milk chocolate and a long dry finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoponmate (213) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2016
Overall a really nice stout. Smells fantastic a bit like a mocha. Bit of toasted chocolate notes. Only thing that lets it down. Is the after taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (337) - FRANCE - NOV 4, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2016 Robe noire complètement opaque. Robe beige. Arômes café, fumé, résineux. Goût café, fumé, chocolat et résine. On reste sur la puissance du résineux. Seche en bouche. Excellente.


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